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Alonso would accept Vettel - Domenicali

ESPNF1 Staff
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Stefano Domenicali can see Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel as team-mates in the future © Sutton Images

Stefano Domenicali believes that Fernando Alonso would have no reservations about Sebastian Vettel joining Ferrari in the future.

Speculation is ongoing about who will partner Alonso in 2013 as Felipe Massa's contract runs out at the end of next season. Vettel has admitted that he would like to drive for Ferrari one day, and after he won in Monza in September he said "The only thing that could make it better is probably wearing a red suit".

After Vettel became a double world champion on Sunday, Domenicali said he felt Alonso would not object to Vettel being his team-mate.

"Would Alonso accept it? I think so, I think it could work," Domenicali told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "Fernando's strength is that he is not afraid of anyone, a force that comes from his maturity."

However, Domenicali said that 2012 would be the opportunity for Massa to stake his claim for a new deal, while he also believes Lewis Hamilton is coveting the seat.

"[Massa] will do everything to prove what he has to Ferrari, and the other drivers with contracts expiring will want to prove that they are ready to come. Among those, probably, is Hamilton."