Alonso wants Ferrari to focus on 2015 car

Fernando Alonso in Montreal

Fernando Alonso in Montreal

Ferrari is already turning its attention to 2015 according to their driver Fernando Alonso, after his teammate Kimi Raikkonen recently ruled out his chances of the 2014 title.

Canada, however, was earmarked as a crucial weekend for the Maranello outfit, with changes to the struggling F14T so significant that some reports are referring to a Version-B of the troublesome chassis.

But with Mercedes so far ahead this season, Alonso suggested that Ferrari’s collective mind is now turning considerably to 2015, “We need to keep fighting for important goals and we have targets to achieve this year. However we must not compromise next year’s project this year.”

Alonso explained that the 2014 car should still be developed, because similar rules next year mean that many of the improvements can carry over, “But if there is something fundamental for next year, obviously we mustn’t take any time away from that.”

Alonso’s openness about 2015 appears to indicate he will be staying in red beyond this year, despite rumblings in the press about moves elsewhere, perhaps to McLaren. (GMM)