Schumacher welcomes Alonso's move to Ferrari

Oct 2, 2009 - 7:25 AM SUZUKA, Japan(AP) -- Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has welcomed Ferrari's signing of Fernando Alonso for the 2010 season, saying he helped lure the Spanish driver.

Schumacher said on his personal Web site: "Fernando with Ferrari, that's something I like a lot.

"I was involved from the very beginning in this decision and I always liked the idea."

Schumacher, who won five of his record seven drivers' world championships with Ferrari, works as a consultant with the Italian team.

The move of two-time champion Alonso from Renault is the most high-profile driver swap since Schumacher joined Ferrari from Benetton in 1996.

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