Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

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 »

Dec 30

F1 2016 driver salaries – who earned most?

The full breakdown is below…

F1 2016 Driver salaries – who earned most?The annual list of Formula 1 salaries has again been published with Lewis Hamilton ousting Fernando Alonso from the top position. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Alonso: 2012 my best F1 season, 2016 third

McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso says he considers 2012 his best season in Formula One, adding that this year was probably his third best

2016-10-23_71784 Alonso has been competing in Formula One now since 2001, and while he has won the title twice – in 2005 and in 2006 with Renault – he rates 2012 as the year he performed at his peak. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Alonso urges F1 wet race rethink over spray

“What we need to learn from races in Brazil, is that we need better visibility if we can”
Alonso urges F1 wet race rethink over sprayFernando Alonso has encouraged F1 bosses to come up with revisions for wet races in the aftermath of the Brazilian Grand Prix and feels lessons can be learnt from GT racing.
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Dec 12

Mercedes sets sights on Bottas to replace Rosberg

Bottas is currently contracted to race with Williams for a fifth consecutive season in 2017
2016-06-12_1108 Mercedes has engaged in negotiations with Williams to release Valtteri Bottas from his contract to replace Nico Rosberg in the title-winning team, it has been reported.
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Dec 09

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – Wolff

Pascal Wehrlein remains the bookies’ favourite for the drive

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed Lewis Hamilton won’t be directly involved in the process of deciding who his team-mate will be for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship season, but says ‘dynamics’ with any potential candidates will be considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Mercedes will consider Alonso for vacant seat

“But he is in a contract with McLaren-Honda at the moment and we just need to weigh all the other options up.”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Toto Wolff has hinted Mercedes will be willing to pursue Fernando Alonso as a replacement for newly-retired world champion Nico Rosberg, but McLaren has indicated it isn’t open to letting its star driver go.
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Dec 05

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?

“I think it’s not a big secret that both myself and Kimi [Raikkonen] have a contract for next year, so it should be clear”

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?Sebastian Vettel has played down talk linking him to Mercedes’ unexpected vacant seat alongside Lewis Hamilton, saying his position with Ferrari for 2017 is ‘clear’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 26

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 25

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free practice report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 23

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 16

McLaren headed by executive committee until new CEO found

McLaren has outlined its head management structure after the departure of Ron Dennis as chairman and CEO

2016-06-08_0065 Dennis confirmed he has been placed on gardening leave for the remainder of his current contract which expires in January and has stepped down as chairman and CEO but remains a shareholder and director of the McLaren Technology Group as he keeps hold of his 25% share. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Alonso wants McLaren’s 2017 gains to be ‘final step’

“If we are able to produce a quick car from race one we have a chance to do well”

2016-10-23_72726 Fernando Alonso says McLaren’s improvements this season give a promising indication for a similar step in 2017 where he hopes this team can catch the world title contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix race report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

F1 Brazilian GP: Hamilton beats Rosberg to crucial Brazilian GP pole

Lewis Hamilton gets the better of Nico Rosberg to claim pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen third

GP Bresil 2016 logo Hamilton has maintained the pressure on title favourite Nico Rosberg ahead of the penultimate round of the season after qualifying on pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix free practice report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix preview (updated)

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Formula V8 3.5 series: Seven title contenders, seven!

Hans Binder: “I’m impressed by FV8 3.5”

SEVEN TITLE CONTENDERS, SEVEN!The last Season event in the Formula V8 3.5 plays a capital role this weekend in the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona (5th-6th November) with seven title contenders wrapped in a gap of 47 points.  Read the rest of this entry »

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