Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Apr 02

Ferrari sponsor eyes ‘ten more years’ with Alonso

Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

New rule has slowed F1 pitstops – report

A new rule has slowed down F1′s impressive pitstops.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen pit stop 01 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Drivers say Massa wrong to ignore team order

“As a team boss I would not be pleased with him”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 02Two former F1 drivers on Tuesday said they thought Felipe Massa was wrong to have ignored Williams’ team orders in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Alonso happy to be beating Raikkonen

“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 03 A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Rivals say Mercedes not easily caught

“It’s a big gap.  They have plenty up their sleeve.” – Christian Horner

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Mercedes’ rivals have acknowledged the gap to the dominant championship leaders will not be easily overcome. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Raikkonen to retire after Ferrari stint

Kimi Raikkonen thinks Ferrari will be his last team in formula one

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Kimi Raikkonen 00“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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Fernando Alonso has denied that Ferrari is yet to ‘turn its engine up’ in the 2014 season

Ferrari suffered FIA engine glitch in Melbourne

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Close-up of a P Zero Yellow soft tyre on a Ferrari F1 car 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Button doesn’t like sound of Vettel’s critique

“Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track”

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel 99004 Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Fernando Alonso is working hard to “destroy” his new teammate Kimi Raikkonen

Alonso trying to ‘destroy’ Raikkonen – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve - photo - DPPI  Frédéric Le Floch 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Todt urges Domenicali to ignore criticism

“I was always criticised” – Todt

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Stefano Domenicali Jean Todt has urged his Ferrari successor to buck the criticism and keep pushing Ferrari to the front in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New Ferrari engine too heavy – report

One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 01That 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Alonso ‘very happy’ to share Ferrari with Raikkonen

Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia

2014-03-04_0001 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

A cautious Fernando Alonso is hoping simply to finish Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

Cautious Alonso targets mere Melbourne finish

2014-03-04_0009 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Felipe Massa has kicked off the next phase of his formula one career with two thumbs up

My ‘servant’ days are over – Massa

2014-03-06 - Williams F1 Team - Martini livery 02 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

F1 stares into the unknown for 2014 revolution

F1′s all-new look has divided opinions

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Shell premieres engine documentary ‘Horse Power’ (+video)

Documentary showcases Scuderia Ferrari’s preparation for Formula One regulation changes

Shell logo 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Sebastian Vettel is still refusing to comment on – or even confirm – his new status as a father.

Vettel still not confirming fatherhood

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99012 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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