Oct.23 (GMM) Fernando Alonso says he is now "99 per cent sure" which team he will race for in the 2009 season.
The former double world champion's forthcoming plans have been the subject of intense speculation, with rumours this year hinting at deals with Ferrari, Toyota, BMW, Red Bull, Honda, and even Toro Rosso.But with it now seeming likely he will stay put at Renault at least next year, the 27-year-old Spaniard has scheduled an announcement for some time during or after next weekend's season finale in Brazil."I am 99 per cent sure what I am going to do," he said in interview with the Dutch magazine Formule 1 Race Report."Just after Brazil, everyone will know," he added.It is still suggested that Honda might be his destination for next year, but in the interview Alonso seemed to hint that the reports of a renewed tenure at Renault are right.He insisted that while his Singapore victory was the result mainly of luck, "there was no safety car in Japan"."Nobody can deny that we were simply fast there," Alonso said of his win at Fuji Speedway."From the middle of the season we knew what our problems were with the car, and now it appears that our work has paid off."