Renault to announce 2010 drivers ‘soon’

Renault will announce its drivers for the 2010 season “soon”, but team boss Flavio Briatore answered ambiguously when asked about Fernando Alonso’s rumoured switch to Ferrari.

It is almost certain that Romain Grosjean, who amazingly still works part-time at a Geneva bank, will be retained by the French team for his first full F1 season next year.

27-year-old former double world champion Alonso, however, is now the subject of intensifying speculation that his Ferrari deal will be confirmed sooner or later.

“For two years people have kept asking me what is going to happen tomorrow,” team boss Briatore said in an interview with the German news agency DPA.

“When we have a concrete decision, soon, we will announce it.

“We work very well with Ferrari, we have a very good relationship and we hope it will stay like that. It is an important team that you have to respect, they have done a lot. But I try to beat them,” Briatore added.