Racing with Ferrari is close to a "guarantee" of success in formula one, according to the famous Italian team's new driver Fernando Alonso.

Racing with Ferrari is close to a "guarantee" of success in formula one, according to the famous Italian team's new driver Fernando Alonso.

After winning back to back titles in 2005 and 2006, and squabbling with McLaren in 2007, the Spaniard has struggled for pace during the past two seasons with Renault.

"I can be optimistic now," the 28-year-old told Cadena SER radio. "With Ferrari you can be calm because you know they will give the maximum.

"Ferrari is a brand made to compete; sometimes they win the title, sometimes not, but there are no disastrous periods. I think Ferrari is the safest option for any driver," Alonso added.

 

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