Alonso happy at Ferrari, claims Briatore
Fernando Alonso's manager Flavio Briatore has denied his client will be joining Red Bull
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is happy with the team and not interested in replacing the outgoing Mark Webber at Red Bull, according to the driver's manager Flavio Briatore.
Talented Spaniard Alonso, who has been with Ferrari since his move from Renault in 2010, has become the subject of reports inking him with Red Bull ever since team principal Christian Horner refused to deny the rumours in the aftermath of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
With Webber due to leave the sport at the end of the current season, Horner is allegedly plotting an audacious attempt to pair Alonso with three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in what would surely be one of the most talented driving teams in the sport's history.
Briatore, however, insists that his client is not tempted by such a move has also attempted to defuse the intense speculation that appears to be causing serious friction between Alonso and Ferrari bosses.
"Fernando has a contract and contracts must be respected," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"It's normal for a racing driver to desire a competitive car and the team must work hard to supply it.. End of story. Alonso has never said he wants to leave.
"Ferrari-Alonso remains a winning pairing."
Following Lewis Hamilton's victory at Hungaroring, Alonso occupies third place in the 2013 Drivers' Championship, a solitary point behind Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen and 39 behind leader Vettel. Ferrari are currently third in the Constructors' Championship, trailing Red Bull by 83 points.
The sport will now take a short summer break before resuming at Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix in late August.
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