A member of the Ferrari team has admitted the "possibility" that Fernando Alonso will line up in injured Felipe Massa's car number 3 at Monza in two weeks.

A member of the Ferrari team has admitted the "possibility" that Fernando Alonso will line up in injured Felipe Massa's car number 3 at Monza in two weeks.

In conversation with the Spanish broadcaster La Sexta, Luca Badoer's fellow team test driver Marc Gene said he is hoping for the seat.

"I am ready in case they want me, but there are twenty drivers possible for Monza and Fernando is one of them if you listen to the rumours of the paddock."

Gene however conceded that Flavio Briatore, Alonso's Renault team boss, reportedly dismissed the suggestion as "impossible" at Spa on Sunday.

The Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Il Giornale claim Alonso will be confirmed as Kimi Raikkonen's teammate for Monza as early as Tuesday.

Team boss Stefano Domenicali retorted: "Absolutely not."

And according to Corriere dello Sport, Briatore added: "The rumours make no sense. It is something that cannot happen."

 

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