Alonso sends fuzzy signals about F1 future

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has taken time out of his summer vacation to deny speculation about his future, but rather than put an end to speculation his words may well prompt further speculation.

Currently on a cycling tour in the Italian Dolomites, the Spaniard has obviously read reports about his potential switch to McLaren, or perhaps his demands for $50 million a year to sign a new Ferrari contract.

Without referring specifically to either of the reports, Alonso told his more than two million Twitter followers: “A thing that’s not true, even if is copied a thousand times, will remain false. Always helpful to remember this.”

Another report floating about during the August break and Formula 1 team factory shutdown period is that Honda, McLaren’s returning works engine supplier for 2015, may be eyeing a Japanese driver for the foray.

Naoki Yamamoto, the 26-year-old currently carrying the number 1 for the Honda-linked Mugen team in Japan’s premier open wheel Super Formula series, told Japanese TV it is “not impossible” he will play a role. (GMM)