Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season, according to Luca Di Montezemolo.
Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season, the company’s former president Luca Di Montezemolo confirmed.
It was widely tipped Alonso would leave the Italian giants, but the team have not officially announced it, nor have they announced the decision to replace him with Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel is yet to say where he is going, but Red Bull principal Christian Horner has said the German is moving to Maranello.
“Fernando is leaving for two reasons,” Montezemolo told Italy’s RAI television.
“One because he wants to cement himself in another environment. And two because he’s at an age where he cannot wait to win again.
“He has been disappointed not to have won in these years and he needs a new stimulus.”
The Spaniard has been at Ferrari since 2010, and has finished runner-up to Sebastian Vettel three times in the last four years. He lost out on the title in the final race in both 2010 and 2012.
Alonso is reportedly deciding between a move to McLaren next season, or taking a sabbatical in the hope of finding a seat at Mercedes in 2016.