Tag Archive: Alonso

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 »


Jun 30

Formula One stars Alonso, Vettel aren’t ruling out future drive in Indianapolis 500

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is May 29, 2016

2015-06-07_0862 Competing in the Indianapolis 500 is enticing to Formula One stars Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel because of its status as one of the greatest races in motorsports, and both aren’t ruling out a future drive. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 10

Canadian Grand Prix: Alonso insists he is ‘not regretting’ McLaren move

Alonso endured a fraught afternoon as he struggled to both save fuel and generate enough to power to make progress

2015-06-07_1393 Fernando Alonso insists he does not regret making the switch from Ferrari to McLaren despite frustration setting in over his third consecutive mechanically-induced retirement during the Canadian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 04

Raikkonen would welcome Vettel as teammate

Famously, the pair are friends.

2014-06-04_0219 Ferrari is yet to confirm the news, but the famous team looks set to enter the 2015 season with Sebastian Vettel alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 24

Rossi ‘never regretted’ F1 snub

Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP great, says he is still a big fan of formula one.

2014-08-31-0039 In fact, the flamboyant 35-year-old nearly switched from two to four wheels in 2006 with a series of Ferrari tests. “There was still a lot of testing then,” Rossi told Italy’s Sky, “and so you were able to see your potential and if you really can race in F1. Read the rest of this entry »


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