VIENNA - Austrian Formula One team Red Bull would not be interested in a one-year deal with double world champion Fernando Alonso, team owner Dietrich Mateschitz said.
"From what I'm hearing, (Alonso) is only negotiating with the other teams for a one-year deal," Mateschitz told the German-language weekly Motorsport Aktuell. "A deal like that would be out of the question for us.
Mateschitz said Red Bull would consider offering Alonso a longer contract but did not say if talks had taken place with the Spanish driver. He said the team would want a two-year deal with an option to extend into a third year.
"We would rather wait another year and show that we are capable of building a car for 2009 that would be worthy of attracting one of the best Grand Prix drivers," he said.
Alonso left McLaren on November 2 after a tempestuous year and has since been linked to several constructors, including his old team Renault with whom he won his 2005 and 2006 world championship titles.