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Fernando Alonso Reportedly Tells Ferrari He Wants To Leave Team At The End Of '14

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 23 / 14

Scuderia Ferrari driver FERNANDO ALONSO "has reportedly told the Italian team that he intends to leave the squad at the end of the season," according to KRONE. Italy's "Gazzetta dello Sport" reported that Alonso "has informed the team of his intentions after he set conditions that were unacceptabl...

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