Alonso extends Ferrari contract through 2016

Fernando Alonso, Turkish GP 2011

Fernando Alonso, Turkish GP 2011 

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Ferrari has announced that it has extended it's contract with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to stay with the Italian team through 2016.

Alonso joined Ferrari last season and his original deal runs through the 2012 season.

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo said, "It is a great pleasure to have renewed our agreement with a driver who has always demonstrated a winning mentality even in the most difficult circumstances. Fernando has all the required qualities, both technically and personally to play a leading role in the history of Ferrari and I hope he will be enriching it with further wins very soon."

Fernando Alonso said, "I am very happy to have reached this agreement, said Fernando Alonso. "I immediately felt comfortable within Ferrari and now it feels to me like a second family. I have the utmost faith in the men and women who work in Maranello and in those who lead them: it is therefore natural for me to decide to extend my relationship in the long term like this, with a team at which I will no doubt end my Formula 1 career one day."

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