Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso
A new rule has slowed down F1′s impressive pitstops.
Last year in Malaysia, Mark Webber entered the pitlane, had all four wheels changed and reached the pit exit in the space of 20 seconds.
“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”
A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.
“It’s a big gap. They have plenty up their sleeve.” – Christian Horner
Mercedes’ rivals have acknowledged the gap to the dominant championship leaders will not be easily overcome.
Kimi Raikkonen thinks Ferrari will be his last team in formula one
“I am glad to be here again and I am sure that I will not change again,” the Finn told Germany’s Sport Bild in Malaysia.
Ferrari suffered FIA engine glitch in Melbourne
Lewis Hamilton, a title favourite with the dominant team Mercedes, downplayed the German squad’s superiority when he said at Sepang: “I’m sure Renault have not turned their engine up to max.
“Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track”
Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous.
Alonso trying to ‘destroy’ Raikkonen – Villeneuve
That is the view of F1′s outspoken 1997 title winner Jacques Villeneuve, who acknowledged that the predictions of outright war between the two world champions have not yet been proved right.
“I was always criticised” – Todt
Jean Todt has urged his Ferrari successor to buck the criticism and keep pushing Ferrari to the front in formula one.
Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.
Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park.
One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.
That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much.
“Rosberg is the new Vettel”
Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter.
Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia
Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year.
Cautious Alonso targets mere Melbourne finish
The Spaniard, with high hopes of finally winning a title in his fifth year at Ferrari, qualified in his now seemingly customary fifth position as the 2014 season began.
My ‘servant’ days are over – Massa
One thumb is for his move to Williams, where despite the British team finishing the 2013 season deeply uncompetitive, he has found himself powered by the plum Mercedes engine.
Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado
Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus.
F1′s all-new look has divided opinions
Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne.
Documentary showcases Scuderia Ferrari’s preparation for Formula One regulation changes
Today Shell premiered its documentary ‘Horse Power’ in Melbourne. Outlining the challenge Scuderia Ferrari will be facing in 2014, the two drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen attended the exclusive media event ahead of the opening race of the new season.
Vettel still not confirming fatherhood
Having confirmed his partner Hanna’s pregnancy at the eleventh hour late last year, the reigning world champion reportedly kicked off 2014 by welcoming their first child, a daughter, into the world.
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