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Ferrari confirm Alonso signing

Ferrari have announced two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will join them next season, replacing Kimi Raikkonen.

Fernando Alonso is leaving Renault for Ferrari.
Fernando Alonso is leaving Renault for Ferrari.

Ferrari have announced two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will join them next season, replacing Kimi Raikkonen. Ferrari said the Renault driver had signed a three-year contract and that he would partner Brazilian Felipe Massa. The Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali described Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006, as an "amazing talent". Raikkonen said: "I am very sad to be leaving a team with which I have spent three fantastic years." sports@thenational.ae