Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says he has no concerns about his team's driver situation for next year, despite continued speculation that Fernando Alonso is on his way to the outfit.
The move by Spanish banking giants Santander to become a major sponsor at Ferrari for the next five years has been strongly linked with a potential future switch by Alonso. And, although the team already has contracts with both its current drivers, there are believed to have been discussions about paying off Raikkonen early.
While the situation remains open for now, di Montezemolo said at Monza on Thursday that he was not worried about how things would pan out.
"We have two drivers, now three [with Giancarlo Fisichella], plus also we are close to having Michael [Schumacher], so we have a lot of drivers - this is not a problem for us now," said di Montezemolo.
When asked if 2011 was the earliest that the team could get hold of Alonso, di Montezemolo replied: "You know, I never like to talk on the driver side. Whenever we take some decision we will inform you in the proper way at the right moment."
With doctors having confirmed that Felipe Massa will be fully fit for the start of next season, di Montezemolo said he expected the Brazilian to come back stronger than ever.
"He is back at home after the operation, which was basically plastic surgery," said di Montezemolo. "And I think that maybe in one week's time he can start his personal training, although he is training a lot with video games.
"We are lucky and he is lucky because he does not remember anything of the accident, so he will be very motivated. I am sure he will be quicker than before."