Gerhard Berger is adamant that Fernando Alonso will head to Ferrari at the end of 2009.

Gerhard Berger is adamant that Fernando Alonso will head to Ferrari at the end of 2009.

The former Toro Rosso co-owner said he "negotiated intensively" with the 27-year-old Spaniard last year, when he needed to replace the Red Bull-bound Sebastian Vettel.

"Now I can say it: he was interested, but made it clearly understood that he saw 2009 only as a transitional year, because he already knew what he would be doing in 2010," Berger said in an interview with Germany's Sport Bild.

"Surely it's Ferrari," the Austrian winner of ten grands prix added.

 

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