Ferrari will retain Alonso/Raikkonen - Mattiacci


23 August 2014 by Ryan Wood

Ferrari will reportedly retain both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen for the 2015 season according to team principal Marco Mattiacci.

Alonso's future in particular has been in doubt recently with suggestions he may return to McLaren next season amid disappointing results at the Italian outfit.

Whilst many would argue McLaren are faring no better - worse if you go by results - it's believed both the Woking team and its new for 2015 engine supplier Honda have given the Spaniard guarantees that it will be more successful.

It's not clear whether that is enough to tempt the double world champion back, or whether he's able to move as he remains under contract with Ferrari for 2015, which may have prompted Mattiacci's comments to Sky Sports F1.

"Mattiacci has insisted to Sky Sports F1's Martin Brundle that both drivers will remain with the team for next year."

However if speculation about contractual objectives within Alonso's Ferrari contract are true, the Spaniard may be able to wriggle his way free should Ferrari's poor form continue.

Mattiacci might be happy to retain Alonso, but they might well have to wait and see if Alonso is happy to retain Ferrari before they announce anything concrete.