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Alonso joins Ferrari for 2010


Ferrari has announced that Fernando Alonso has signed a three-year deal to race for the Italian team

Leaving Renault, the 27-year-old Spaniard will replace Finn Kimi Raikkonen, who is expected to move to McLaren..

"I am very sad to be leaving a team with which I have spent three fantastic years," said the 29-year-old, who won the drivers' championship at the end of his first season with Ferrari in 2007.

"I have always felt at home with everyone here and I will have many happy memories of my time with the team," Raikkonen added.

Ferrari said Alonso's teammate will be Felipe Massa, with Giancarlo Fisichella the reserve driver.

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