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Alonso to attend Ferrari World Finals 13 Nov 2009

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault on the drivers parade.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, European Grand Prix, Race Day, Valencia Spain, Sunday, 23 August 2009 (L to R): Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault with Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 16 October 2009

Although still contracted to his 2009 team Renault, Fernando Alonso has been granted permission to attend this weekend’s Ferrari World Finals. Alonso, who will drive for the Maranello squad next season, will attend their annual end-of-season celebration, which this year takes place for the first time at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain.

"We are pleased that Fernando will be able to attend what, for us, is a very important event," said Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali. "It will be a great opportunity for all our fans who will be able to give him a warm welcome and for Fernando, who, for the first time, will be able to see and experience an insider's view of the world of Ferrari.

“I wish to thank the Renault F1 Team for making it possible for Fernando to be in Valencia; a generous gesture which is much appreciated."

The World Finals traditionally bring Ferrari’s racing season to a close and feature demonstrations of Formula One machinery past and present, appearances by the Italian company's current F1 team, and numerous rounds of Ferrari's various one-make sportscar series.