Alonso hasn't spoken to rival teams over future

Thursday 17th July 2014, 18:03 by Ryan Wood 

Ferrari

Fernando Alonso insists he hasn't approached a rival team about joining them in the future as speculation mounts that he is keen to leave Ferrari.

The Spaniard has failed to win a title with the team since he joined in 2010 and looks unlikely to do so this season, as the Italian marque is once again lagging behind its main rivals.

That doesn't bother Alonso too much though and he says he is simply concentrating on scoring "good points" whilst his future, which is contractually committed to Ferrari until 2016, isn't much of a priority.

"Every year now I get asked this question in July, maybe since I started in 2003," he said when asked if he'd contacted rivals.

"I haven't talked with any other team and it's not my priority. We have to score some good points this weekend and get some good results this year."

Looking ahead to the German Grand Prix, he is hoping to gain some performance from their latest upgrades in order to close in on second in the constructors' championship.

"We have some new parts that will hopefully bring some performance, but we know that it is going to be tough. Our target is to beat some of our main competitors in the constructors' championship. Between second and fifth or sixth in the constructors' championship it is getting very tight and it will be very tight until the end of the season.

"Here is our next opportunity to decrease the gap to Red Bull and increase the gap with Williams and McLaren, but they are coming very strong. That is the target and I think it is going to be interesting."

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