Apr.25 (GMM) Fernando Alonso on Thursday discreetly rebuked the suggestion that he might "damage" Ferrari if he were to join the pacesetting Italian team in 2009.
Following the former double world champion's quiet suggestions of late that the Maranello based team is his preferred employer for next year, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo this week said combining Alonso, 26, with Kimi Raikkonen "would mean wanting to damage yourself"."I want two equal drivers that work together," he added.In the official FIA press conference at Barcelona on Thursday, both Alonso and Raikkonen, Ferrari's Finnish race driver, skilfully dodged questions about Montezemolo's remarks.But later on, in front of the Italian television lenses, Alonso protested that his paddock reputation as a trouble-maker is wrong."I have had many teammates during the 23 years of my career, and I have had good times with all of them," he said."Some of them are still among my best friends, like Trulli, Fisichella and Villeneuve," Alonso insisted."All but Hamilton."