Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Aug 29

McLaren to ‘respect contracts’ in hunt for star driver

A week before Monza, which is always a hotbed of rumours, the notorious F1 ‘silly season’ is looking uncharacteristically uncertain.

2014-06-07_1055 Speculation is usually rife around the time of the Italian grand prix, but looking ahead to the 2015 season and the sport’s grandee drivers and teams, either a lot will change or not much will change at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Silver duo still warring long after Spa crash

Days after their carbon-fibre crunching at Spa, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are still exchanging barbs.

2014-07-18_0876 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Lewis Hamilton After Hamilton said Rosberg had admitted in a post-race briefing that Sunday’s crash was on purpose, the championship leader had replied only that he has a “very different” tale to tell. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Mattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet again

Marco Mattiacci has repeated his claim that Ferrari is keeping its driver lineup for 2015.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images At Spa, the British broadcaster Sky made waves when it quoted the Maranello team’s chief as admitting both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will still be wearing red next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Drivers back teen rookie Verstappen

As F1 woke from its summer slumber, the big talking point at Spa was 16-year-old Jos Verstappen.

F3 - Nosiring - 30 Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing - 31 Tom Blomqvist - 5 Jordan King “At least Red Bull’s marketing is working well because almost all the questions are about that,” smiled Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient vehicles at Spa

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-Francorchamps

2014-08-21 - Shell - Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-FrancorchampsAhead of the 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to demonstrate ultra energy efficient Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) vehicles on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track.

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Aug 21

Alonso the ‘only genius’ in F1 today – Stewart

Fernando Alonso is the best driver in formula one today.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a That is the claim of F1 legend and triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, who said the Ferrari-driving Spaniard is in fact the only “genius” on the 2014 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Alonso should spend career at Maranello – Piero Ferrari

“Honestly,” Piero Ferrari said, “I hope Alonso remains at Maranello until the end of his career.

2014-06-08_0583 Enzo Ferrari’s only living son says he wants Fernando Alonso to stay with the Maranello team for the rest of his F1 career. The Spanish driver, widely recognised as perhaps the best and undoubtedly the highest paid on the grid, is under contract to Ferrari but also linked with a potential move to a rival team like next year’s Honda-powered McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Montezemolo slams ‘gossip’ about Ferrari drivers

Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed “unfounded gossip” about Fernando Alonso’s future at Ferrari.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo The Italian marque’s colourful president was responding to what he described as typical “summer” speculation that the Spaniard could be looking to end his contract early and switch to another team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

McLaren looking to ‘refresh’ driver lineup – Boullier

Eric Boullier has admitted McLaren is looking to eventually “refresh” its driver lineup.

2014-06-07_0813 Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen only debuted this year, but Mexican Sergio Perez was also only a single season into his McLaren career when he was ousted at the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Alonso denies rumours over F1 future

Fernando Alonso has taken time out of his summer vacation to deny speculation about his future.

2014-06-08_0574 Currently on a cycling tour in the Italian Dolomites, the Spaniard has obviously read rumours about his potential switch to McLaren, or perhaps his demands for $50 million a year to sign a new Ferrari contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Mercedes’ Costa rules out Ferrari return

Aldo Costa insists he is “sorry” to see his old team Ferrari struggle in formula one.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Toto Wolff - Aldo Costa Amid an earlier dip in the fabled Maranello team’s form, the 53-year-old was ousted by Ferrari in 2011 and he joined Mercedes, who are now utterly dominating the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Alonso wants $50m per year for new Ferrari deal – reports

And Autosprint said it is “not just rumours”

2014-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 02 Multiple authoritative media sources claim Fernando Alonso wants almost $50 million a year to sign a new contract with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Bianchi not ruling out ’2015′ Ferrari race seat

Jules Bianchi is no longer ruling out a move to Ferrari for 2015.

2014-06-04_0318 Recently, after an impressive Ferrari test at Silverstone in injured Kimi Raikkonen’s place, the Frenchman admitted that a race seat with the Italian team “is not the plan for next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1′s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Alonso, Hamilton say Ricciardo among F1′s best

Daniel Ricciardo has joined the upper echelon of F1′s very best drivers.

2014-07-19 - 99015 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo In the paddock, a big rumour is that for its new works Honda partnership beginning next year, McLaren is on the market for one of the sport’s ‘big three’ drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Raikkonen eyes ‘better’ Ferrari for 2015

F1 now breaks for three full weekends before hostilities resume in Belgium late next month.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Kimi Raikkonen 02 Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Title battle sizzles in Hungary thriller

“I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 0 A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fresh fuel on the simmering relations between Mercedes’ championship rivals and teammates. Read the rest of this entry »

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