Fernando Alonso says he wants to finish his F1 career with Ferrari, with the Spaniard insisting he couldn't be happier to be a member of one of the world's most prestigious teams.

In a sport where competition between high profile teammates is a tough balance to meet, Alonso has found that the last four years with Ferrari have been nothing but positive, after moving between four different teams including Minardi, McLaren and, in two separate spells, Renault.

The 31 year old's current deal with Ferrari runs out in 2015, but he says he would happily stay there beyond that.

When asked in a Twitter session if he would finish his career at Ferrari, he responded: "Yes, that's what I'm going to do. It's the best team in the world, there's nothing above Ferrari."

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso says he wants to finish his career with Ferrari.

The news will no doubt come as a boost to the team, with Alonso in serious contention for the title, currently sitting sixth in the individual standings and contributing to third place for the team as a whole.

And though he had to exit early from the Malaysian GP due to not entering the pit after a minor collision with Sebastian Vettel, with the problems with the car becoming undriveable after the snap decision by the team, he believes the tactics to keep him going were the right ones at the time.

"Once you've seen the result, in hindsight, it's easy to say it would've been better to come in for a pit-stop," he explained. "But it's a decision that has to be made in a matter of seconds, during which we thought that I could hold on for another lap to make the most of the pit-stop and also switch to dry tyres.

"In any case, the race simulations state that if I would have stopped to change the nose, I would have finished ninth or tenth, so we didn't lose anything. The problem wasn't not coming in; the damage was done in the collision and it's something that we will try to avoid in the future."