FERNANDO Alonso will lose Ferrari team-mate, Brazil’s Felipe Massa, at the end of the season.

Rumours are already flying that Finland’s Kimi Räikkönen will be giving Lotus the heave-ho and hopping into Massa’s seat.

Massa may have been fired by Ferrari for his inconsistent performance over the last few seasons.

Alonso, when quizzed about Massa’s successor by fans on Twitter, said it was ‘not possible’ for him to speculate over names because he had ‘a lot of respect’ for Massa.