Tag Archive: Alonso

Jan 30

Alonso: Renault giving McLaren F1 more facts than Honda

“I think the struggles that we had in the last three years made the team very strong.”

2017-06-09_0004While the start of the season is still six weeks away, Alonso is already encouraged by the progress Renault is making, saying there is more firm proof of progress than Honda offered. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 24

Alonso signed prints auction benefiting Wilson Children’s Fund ends soon

Available in the online auction are a pair of photo prints  depicting Alonso at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May

Fernando AlonsoJust a reminder that time is running out to grab a piece of Indianapolis 500 history involving Fernando Alonso and help out the family of Justin Wilson in the process. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 15

Could Alonso win the F1 title in 2018?

Alonso’s natural talent behind the wheel of an F1 car is undeniable

2017-06-09-14-55-44_1958Fernando Alonso may have endured a rotten three years with McLaren-Honda, but thanks to the arrival of new engine supplier Renault at the team for 2018, could he be in line to fight for a third Formula 1 world championship next season? Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 29

Alonso recovers from “small kiss” crash in Abu Dhabi test

“I had a small kiss with the wall this morning and we lost some track time”

F1: Fernando Alonso, McLaren,Fernando Alonso says he still completed a full testing programme on his final day of track action for McLaren-Honda in 2017 despite crashing in the morning of the opening day at the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Alonso: McLaren has ‘real chance’ at Singapore

“Singapore is one of the circuits on the calendar that suits our package and gives us a real chance for a more positive result.”

2017-06-09_475Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda must target points at the Singapore Grand Prix as it is expected to play to the strengths of the MCL32 package after a frustrating two races in Belgium and Italy. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 31

Rossi believes Alonso would be challenged, happy in Indycar

He speaks from experience

Fernando AlonsoAlexander Rossi is one whose opinion holds merit when talking about drivers from Formula One trying their hand in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Jun 09

D-Day looms for Alonso and McLaren

Alonso joined McLaren in 2015 excited by the Honda partnership

2017-06-08_0308Fernando Alonso has given McLaren-Honda a timeframe of less than three months to return to its winning ways before he considers recommitting to the Woking outfit.

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Jun 04

Third F1 title still Alonso’s priority ahead of Canada return

Alonso skipped last Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix in order to race in the Indianapolis 500

20170324-012Fernando Alonso has stressed that racing in Formula 1 remains his priority as he prepares to return to the grand prix paddock in Canada next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


May 09

Alonso: Reliability the only focus for McLaren-Honda

“After a run of difficult races for us, I’m not sure what we can expect from this weekend” – Alonso

Alonso: Reliability the only focus for McLaren-HondaFernando Alonso says he can’t approach his home Formula 1 race with any particular goal until McLaren-Honda solves its unreliability woes over a race distance. Read the rest of this entry »


May 07

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber believes that Fernando Alonso is currently running the McLaren team, calling him “colossal”

Alonso is running McLaren at the moment – Webber

Alonso is running McLaren at the moment - WebberAlonso has led McLaren’s charge since joining the team back in 2015, albeit largely in the midfield and towards the back of the grid this year amid ongoing problems with power unit supplier Honda. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 13

Alonso: If I can’t beat Schumacher, I want to be a complete racer

“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”

20170323-032Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 01

Alonso: F1 back to where it should be

“The cars are definitely tougher to drive”

20170326-056Despite his frustrations at McLaren-Honda, Fernando Alonso has hailed the new era of Formula 1 and feels it is returning towards being the pinnacle of motorsport with the faster and trickier cars. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 14

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks “a few races” into 2017

McLaren intends to start negotiations with Fernando Alonso about a new contract “a few races” into the 2017 F1 season, executive director Zak Brown has revealed.

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks "a few races" into 2017Alonso re-joined McLaren on a three-year deal in 2015, and while he has previously said he is 100% committed to the team, he hasn’t stood on the F1 podium now since Hungary 2014, when he was in his final season with Ferrari, and his last win was in Spain the previous year. The Spaniard has also hinted at a possible exit should the new formula this season not provide the ‘extreme’ challenge he craves. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 23

Formula V8 3.5 series: A thrilling end to a phenomenal season

The last third of the Formula V8 3.5 begins with everything yet to decide

A THRILLING END TO A PHENOMENAL SEASONThe end of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 season has a lot of similarities with the one from the Formula 1 in 2010, in which Alonso and Webber lost the Championship in Abu Dhabi, in favor of the driver with less possibilities, Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Aug 08

I was right to leave Ferrari – Alonso reiterates

As for the future, Alonso revealed that no decision has yet been made
2016-06-10_0297 Fernando Alonso reiterates he thinks he was right to leave Ferrari when he did, but adds he takes no pleasure from the Maranello team’s current difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

F1® drivers looking forward to 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix Of Europe

Hamilton, Rosberg, Alonso & Co. ready to race in Baku this June 17th-19th

Baku City Circuit logo The world’s top Formula 1® drivers have expressed their excitement at visiting Baku, Azerbaijan for the first time this summer where they will race on the newest F1® street track, Baku City Circuit, at the 2016  Formula 1 Grand Prix Of Europe.

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Jul 30

Alonso: F1 is not the same or as exciting

Fernando Alonso laments the modern limitations of the current Formula 1 era and teases it may well drive him out of the sport

2015-06-06_0068 Fernando Alonso has teased the prospect of looking beyond Formula 1 in favour of other categories if the regulations don’t move in a faster, more challenging direction. Read the rest of this entry »


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