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No one-year contract for Alonso: Red Bull

Spain's Alonso is reportedly yet undecided whether to return to Renault, where he won the two titles, despite pressure from team boss Flavio Briatore.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2007 21:42 IST

The boss of Formula One team Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz, told a German magazine he was not interested in signing former two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on a one-year contract.

Spain's Alonso is reportedly yet undecided whether to return to Renault, where he won the two titles, despite pressure from team boss Flavio Briatore.

Mateschitz told Wednesday's Motor Sport Aktuell: "We would like a two-year contract with an option for a third year. We need to build something solid and durable.

"From what I have heard, he is discussing with other teams a possible one-year contract but that is out of the question for us."

Alonso left McLaren early this month after completing just one year of a three-year contract amid a strained relationship with rookie team-mate Lewis Hamilton and with team boss Ron Dennis.

He finished joint second with Hamilton in the 2007 drivers' championship behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.