Formula 1's Latest Rumours & Talk: Alonso's Future, Button on Hamilton and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours & Talk: Alonso's Future, Button on Hamilton and More
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Fernando Alonso has hinted that he will remain at Ferrari for the foreseeable future, despite being frequently linked with a departure from the Prancing Horse.

The two-time world champion has rarely made an effort to disguise his discontent with the team's lack of performance, but he has revealed that his personal ambitions are secondary to his desire to improve Ferrari's fortunes for not only the rest of this season, but 2015 and 2016 too.

Alonso, of course, has been most strongly courted by McLaren, whose current lead driver, Jenson Button, has been discussing the dynamics between the Mercedes pair of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton and giving the latter his backing in this season's title battle.

One man who thought he would be involved in the 2014 championship fight is Sebastian Vettel, but a series of retirements has led to the reigning world champion becoming a distant figure this season.

His failure to record a single victory this campaign—the longest he has waited for a first win of a season since 2008, the year of his breakthrough triumph at Monza—means Vettel will approach his home race at Hockenheim this weekend with the prime target of entertaining the German crowd.

Nico Hulkenberg, in contrast, will arrive at the German Grand Prix with slightly more optimism, with the Hockenheimring set to play into the hands of his Force India team.

Closing this week's roundup is transfer news surrounding Caterham, who could be preparing to replace one of the most popular drivers on the grid with a young upstart. 

 

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