Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Aug 22

McLaren changes engine again, incurs ‘105 grid penalties’

McLaren-Honda fit another new engine to both cars in an effort to avoid future penalties following a change in the regulations

McLaren changes engine again, incurs ‘105 grid penalties’McLaren-Honda has opted to take a second engine change of the weekend for both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button after exploiting an effective loophole following a change in penalty regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Honda prepares update but braces for penalties

The Japanese firm has been working hard over the summer break to update its much maligned power unit

2015-06-04_0611 Honda pins its hopes on its latest engine upgrade, but concedes Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button could face penalties in the meantime. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Button: Spa will be McLaren-Honda’s big test

“We will have a good step forward on the Power Unit, which is great, and in terms of the car, we will see how it works.”

2015-06-06_0721 After McLaren-Honda’s best results of the season in Hungary, Jenson Button says the team’s upgraded package will face a true test of form at Spa Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Honda lays out engine token plans ahead of Spa

“Not all of our upgrades will be in place for the Belgium Grand Prix”

2015-06-05_1185 Yasuhisa Arai confirms Honda’s plan to use a number of its engine tokens in the run up to the Belgian Grand Prix to introduce a new power unit specification. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Honda: We didn’t imagine F1 comeback to be so hard

Yasuhisa Arai admits Honda didn’t expect to be tackling the challenges it has been facing since its return to F1

2015-06-07_1663 Honda F1 Motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has admitted the challenges of returning to Formula 1 have been much harder than the company had envisaged, but remains confident its approach will eventually yield the results anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Alonso: Pit-lane push underlines love for F1

Despite quotes to the contrary, Fernando Alonso has no intention of giving up on F1 just yet….

2015-06-06_2044 Fernando Alonso insists that he is still in love with F1, despite rumours that he may be looking elsewhere for his motorsport fix. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jul 16

Boullier: McLaren has seconds of potential to unlock

Eric Boullier says it remains McLaren-Honda’s target to be competitive by the end of the 2015 season

2015-06-07_1393The McLaren-Honda has ‘seconds’ of potential to unlock, with the team still targeting regular top tens before the season is out. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Jenson Button accepts his seat with McLaren for 2016 is far from guaranteed, but suggests there could be other options for next season…

Button hints at options beyond McLaren 

2015-06-07_0869 Jenson Button says he is aware his seat at McLaren is far from guaranteed for 2016, but suggests there could yet be alternative options to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren feeling pinch as it mounts pressure on Honda

“We have good forecasts for next year, but its going to hurt us in terms of revenue and we will have to find a way to curb this.”

2015-06-04_0302 McLaren admits its lack of success with Honda is having wider ramifications, suggesting the two companies have different timeframes for success. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Hamilton back on top as Rosberg hits trouble again

Lewis Hamilton reasserted himself at the top of the timesheets ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix

2015-06-05_0582 Lewis Hamilton lays down the gauntlet ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg is forced onto the back foot again. 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 24

Formula One teams Austria testing report day 2

Formula One Red Bull Ring day 2 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Red Bull Ring in Austria.

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Jun 20

Button, Alonso set for ’25-place grid penalty’

Jenson Button’s component changes are confirmed, with a full 25 place grid penalty – and therefore race penalty – set to be enforced

2015-06-05_1172 Jenson Button will join Fernando Alonso in taking grid penalties and a race penalty after McLaren-Honda opted to change four power unit components ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Rosberg tops FP1, problems for Vettel, Alonso

Nico Rosberg has kicked off the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix with the fastest time in first free practice

2015-06-07_1402 Nico Rosberg gets the ball rolling for Mercedes in Austria, but Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso endure costly mechanical issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

McLaren needs an ‘extreme approach’ to win again

“It is taking time, but I’m optimistic.” – Alonso 

2015-06-06_2044 The ‘extreme approach’ of starting a new collaboration with Honda is the the only way McLaren will get the better of Mercedes, according to Fernando Alonso. 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 »

Apr 09

Moma Motorsport, a Spanish squad led by Carlos Molla, is looking with interest at a possible entry in the 2015 Auto GP championship

Moma Motorsport looks forward to 2015 Auto GP season

In his 30-year experience in motorsport, Molla worked alongside top-class professional divers like Felix Porteiro, Ander Vilarinho, Antonio Garcia, Dani Clos and F.1 stars like Marc Genè, Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Fernando Alonso to return to the cockpit in Malaysia

McLaren Honda announcement

05 - McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

ExxonMobil expands relationship with McLaren-Honda to showcase fuels contribution in 2015

ExxonMobil is expanding its technology partnership with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team

05 - McLaren HondaCompany adds its Esso, Exxon and Mobil retail fuels brands to its sponsorship of the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team Agreement reflects growing importance of fuel technology in race performance ExxonMobil has partnered with McLaren for more than two decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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