Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

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 »

Jul 25

Lauda rubbishes Vettel-to-Mercedes rumour

With the summer sun baking in Budapest, ‘silly season’ has well and truly arrived in the F1 paddock.

2014-06-08_0833 The big name is Sebastian Vettel, with rumours suggesting the Red Bull driver could be on the move to Mercedes in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

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

La Source Corner, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

2014-07-25 - Shell-Eco-marathon2 Ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, Shell invites you to join Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen as they drive concept vehicles of the future on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

‘All’ Ferrari efforts now on 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso.

2014-06-05_0062 The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Alonso hails Vettel’s ‘amazing’ teammate

Fernando Alonso has hailed the “amazing” job being done this year by Daniel Ricciardo.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a At Silverstone, Spaniard Alonso’s wheel-to-wheel duel with world champion Sebastian Vettel was littered with radio complaints about one another’s driving. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Ferrari ‘needs’ Raikkonen for 2015 – boss

“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”

2014-06-07_1212 Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen.
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Jul 21

Alonso urges Raikkonen to ‘improve’

Fernando Alonso has urged teammate Kimi Raikkonen to “improve”.

2014-06-08_0574 Spaniard Alonso has utterly dominated his fellow former champion at Ferrari since the Finn returned to the Maranello team for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Alonso talks down Ferrari’s ‘big hope’ for better 2015

“But only in February are the facts on the table”

2014-06-08_0718 Fernando Alonso sounds underwhelmed, having been told of Ferrari’s bold plans to push him to the very front of the grid in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

F1 world nervous about Russian GP

“It’s not the time to talk about the Russian grand prix.”

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 01 It’s being murmured rather than shouted, but the world of F1 is undoubtedly worried about the looming Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Rosberg on pole after Hamilton shunt (+result)

F1 German Grand Prix: Rosberg on pole after Hamilton shunt

  2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (19) Championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the German Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the first part of qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes ‘still fast’ even without Fric

Indeed, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo looked closer than ever to the pace on Friday.

Even with no car running the technology at Hockenheim, ‘Fric’ was the buzzword at the scene of the German grand prix. Some see the end of the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension systems as a chance for dominant Mercedes’ rivals to close the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mind games ‘important’ in Mercedes title battle

But they might be even more important in 2014, “because it is a very close fight”.

IMG_5961 It was, of course, unnecessary for audacious competitor Fernando Alonso to tell reporters at Hockenheim he thinks mind games are “very important” in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Uncertainty ends as all teams remove ‘Fric’

The only question now is whether some teams will be more affected by the Fric ban than others.

2014-06-08_0747 The ‘Fric’ saga could be nearing an end, as it emerges every F1 team has removed the controversial suspension technology ahead of the German grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

McLaren change stirs up Hamilton, Alonso rumours

Deep into a second consecutive bad season for the grandee team, the changes at McLaren have begun.

2014-06-05_0222 The most noticeable sign of the restructuring process at the Woking based team in Hockenheim is that Jenson Button – whose own future in grey is also under review – is working with a new race engineer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Fans enjoyed ‘kindergarten’ complaining – Vettel

World champion Sebastian Vettel has dismissed Niki Lauda’s criticism in the wake of the British grand prix.

2014-06-05_0185 Having heard his excitable radio calls about Fernando Alonso’s driving during their thrilling Silverstone duel, Mercedes chairman Lauda denounced Vettel for “screaming like a small, startled child”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Raikkonen retirement talk ‘not smart’ – Hakkinen

“When a formula one car loses contact with the ground at speed, no driver can control it anymore.”

2014-06-07_1021 Mika Hakkinen has questioned countryman Kimi Raikkonen’s admission that he will “probably” retire after the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Ferrari seat ‘not the plan for 2015′ – Bianchi

Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

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