Former Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso disclosed why he left the Scuderia with which he intended to write history in Formula 1. The Spaniard listed more factors which led to the departure at the end of 2014.
Fernando Alonso joined Ferrari in 2010 where he spent a five-year-long spell. He arrived in Maranello with two world titles in his bag, but he didn’t manage to add to his tally despite having gotten tantalizingly close to the crown in 2010 and 2012.
The Spaniard stressed several times that he wanted to end his carrier at Ferrari, but a strained 2014 season urged him to find his success somewhere else.
“I had the feeling that we could only race for the second place – Mercedes were simply too fast,” said Fernando in an interview with kleinezeitung.at.
“However, there were other factors. When I came to Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo was the President, Stefano Domenicali was the Team Principal. That was a very good group of people,” he remembered at the former management before big changes were imposed in 2014.
“There were many changes in my last year especially, and I had the feeling that it is not my place any more. I thought we could not win together.”
The changes and the instability at Ferrari in 2014 led to frustration from both sides. Alonso lost his security inside the team.
“On the other hand, some odd things happened to me. Some blamed me for everything, for example that the front suspension did not want to work,” concluded Alonso his honest assessment and recall about his time at the most successful F1 team.