Formula One giants Ferrari F1 and their president Luca Di Montezemolo has refuted claims that the team’s star drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen could both leave the team at the of the season as they seek better opportunities to compete for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship.
Alonso has managed just two finishes on the podium in the eleven races of the 2014 season so far whereas the Finn Raikkonen has not even been able to achieve that with his best finish coming at sixth.
The failure of the team to produce a car capable of winning races and challenging for the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships has led to growing speculations that the two drivers will move on from the team before the start of the 2015 season.
But according to di Montezomolo, there is no basis to these claims before adding that the team is very lucky to have two great drivers in the form of Alonso and Raikkonen and the entire team is working together to make Ferrari F1 competitive once again.
Raikkonen left Lotus F1 at the end of last season to re-join the team where he won the Formula One Drivers’ Championship in 2007. However, he has managed to pick up just 27 points from the eleven races so far, amid reports that he could quit the sport entirely and retire before 2015.
Alonso is also frustrated at the failure of the team to provide a competitive car and has been linked with a return to his former team McLaren F1, but he has a contract with the Scuderia outfit till 2016.
Ferrari F1 last won the Constructors’ Championship back in 2008 and has since then, not been able to recover their glory days and will be looking at these two to lead them back to the top.