Ferrari's Alonso is frustrated and bored, but he's staying put

Fernando Alonso is staying put, never mind that he's finding it "boring to drive" with Ferrari this year.

Though he has little hope of success at this week's Italian Grand Prix, he has rejected persistent rumours about a move.

The Spaniard, a two-time world champion quashed speculation he was thinking of a return to former team McLaren.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, he said: "It's not my intention at the moment to move.

"I want to win for Ferrari. I want to win here and finish the job that we started some years ago."

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Alonso has often looked frustrated this year as runaway leaders Mercedes have dominated the championship. German Nico Rosberg and Briton Lewis Hamilton are locked in a tense duel for the drivers' title.

He said: "Our season has been frustrating because we had high hopes with this year’s new regulations and, starting from zero with all the other teams, we thought we could have an advantage with all our facilities and input from everybody."

He added: "We are further away from the leaders than during any other season this year, we are sometimes one-and-a-half seconds away from Mercedes."

Straight from the Spaniard's mouth

It was a "tough year" for Ferrari and F1.

In his words: "We are not competitive and... it is quite boring to drive the car...

"It is too slow and too heavy and we are not able to have the noise that we used to enjoy." - Reuters

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