It was the supremely logical deal all of us within the F1 community had confidently expected.

Fernando Alonso has signed a three year deal to drive for Ferrari, a contract which I’m fairly sure will eventually win the young Spaniard a third, if not a fourth, World Championship.

I’m sure this deal has, in principal, been in place for the best part of a year, perhaps even longer, and it is the most logical decision Ferrari has made in recent years in terms of driver talent, even if it has involved paying a healthy severance deal to Kimi Raikkonen for terminating his deal a year ahead of its expiry.

We saw how well Kimi can drive at Spa this year when he scored a brilliant victory in the Belgian Grand Prix, but the harsh fact of the matter is that he has been asleep for a large part of his time driving for the Prancing Horse.