Fernando Alonso fires up silly season by revealing 'important news' is imminent

Could the Spaniard really be moving to World Champs Red Bull?

By Pete Gill.   Last Updated: 02/09/13 4:30pm

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Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has sparked a fresh wave of speculation about his future by revealing he will be announcing "important news" over the coming days.

In a cryptic post on his Twitter account, which was published in both English and Spanish, Alonso told his 1.7million followers on Sunday: "I have important news coming these days. Stay tuned here on Twitter and on the Web..."

Two-time World Champion Alonso has been persistently linked over recent months with a shock move to Red Bull after his manager was spotted holding talks with Christian Horner at the Hungarian GP. It is believed that Horner was informed that the Spaniard's contract with Ferrari was not necessarily watertight.

Nonetheless, not only does the possibility of Alonso moving to at Red Bull as Mark Webber's replacement remain almost inconceivable, but it seems even less feasible that any such announcement would be made around the Italian GP, Ferrari's home race and F1's next port of call this weekend.

Instead, the timing of Alonso's pre-announcement announcement could very possibly point to one of the very few 'silly season' scenarios that has hitherto gone unpredicted: a contract extension with Ferrari.

Although Alonso's deal with Ferrari is usually reported as tying him to the Scuderia until the end of 2016, Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo disclosed in March that Alonso's "contract runs until the end of 2015".

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