Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenciali has reiterated his belief that Fernando Alonso will remain with the team for the 2014 season.
Rumours swept through the sport following the Hungarian Grand Prix that Red Bull are strongly considering Alonso as a replacement for Australian Mark Webber, who plans to retire following the climax of the current season. Domenciali, however, has made it very clear that he does not expect Alonso to depart.
"First of all we have a contract with him," he said after the race in Budapest. "For sure, Fernando is an asset to the team. We need him to work very closely with everyone because after all this is a difficult moment in the season.
"It's about team work. We have to deliver a job. Full stop. This is the same for everyone, not only for him."
Alonso's fifth-placed finish in Sunday's race in Budapest leaves him in third position in the drivers' championship, 39 points adrift of leader Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari currently occupy third place in the Constructors' Championship, 11 points ahead of Lotus and 83 behind Red Bull.
The 32-year-old Spaniard, who joined Ferrari after leaving Renault in 2010, is reportedly growing frustrated with the team's inability to supply him with a car capable of consistently challenging for honours.
"Obviously we need to improve the car, and then we are going to have chances to win the world championship," Alonso said.
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