Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Raikkonen’s 2014 problem ‘psychological’ – Massa

Kimi Raikkonen is suffering psychologically alongside his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso this year.

2014-06-07_1211 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who although still friends with Alonso failed to regularly match the Spaniard’s pace before he lost his race seat at the end of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Surgery could put Kubica return back on track

More surgery on his injured arm could lead Robert Kubica back to formula one.

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image The Pole was becoming so established as a rising great talent in F1 that by 2011 he was being mentioned as Fernando Alonso’s next teammate at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Amid Alonso commotion, Raikkonen staying put

Amid all the ‘silly season’ commotion surrounding Fernando Alonso, the other Ferrari driver insists he is going nowhere fast.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Newly-departed president Luca di Montezemolo confirmed the paddock’s most open secret this week when he admitted the Spaniard is jumping ship. One reason Alonso has gone on the market, Montezemolo explained, is that he is at “an age when he cannot wait to win again”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Montezemolo confirms Alonso leaving Ferrari

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari.

2014-10-05_0199 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard’s falling out with the Maranello team and recent dissolving of his contract is an open secret in F1 circles, but it is yet to be officially confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Domenicali’s new job to spark Alonso rumours

Stefano Domenicali has accepted an offer to work for the German manufacturer Audi.

Stefano Domenicali  - photo Getty Images Earlier this week, we reported that the former Ferrari team boss could be moving to the Ingolstadt-based marque to replace Le Mans team chief Wolfgang Ullrich. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Berger surprised Vettel moving to Ferrari

Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger says he is surprised world champion Sebastian Vettel is joining Ferrari.

Berger-Vettel -  photo Getty Images The great Austrian told Germany’s Sport Bild he thinks the long-time Red Bull driver’s chances of repeating his recent successes at the beleaguered Italian team in the coming years is “50-50″. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Raikkonen to get new chassis for Austin

Kimi Raikkonen will race a new chassis in Austin and beyond, the Italian publication Omnicorse reports.

2014-09-20_0194 - Scuderia Ferrari - Singapore - Kimi Raikkonen After finishing ninth in Russia, the Finn was quoted in Ferrari’s post-race statement as saing: “(Austin) is very demanding and interesting and I hope I don’t have the same problems I had here”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

McLaren to decide 2015 drivers this season

McLaren is aiming to decide its 2015 driver lineup before the chequered flag waves in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-07_0873 That is the claim of boss Eric Boullier, after the Woking team’s lead driver Jenson Button revealed that as recently as the Suzuka race he was “annoyed” McLaren is leaving its decision so late. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Button worried about rookie Magnussen’s future

“You shouldn’t worry about me”

2014-02-28_0009 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button Jenson Button says he is concerned about the future of his rookie teammate Kevin Magnussen, as McLaren continues to delay its decision about 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Ferrari split ‘just a rumour’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso is still the leading man of the intriguing 2014 ‘silly season’.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Apparently on the way out at Ferrari, the Spaniard is said to have been caught off guard by Red Bull, who shut the door on Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Massa slams Pirelli’s tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli’s tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be “dangerous”.

2014-06-05_0047 Last year’s dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli’s tyres, now seems a distant memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso says 2015 team not Mercedes-powered

Fernando Alonso dropped a big hint about his future after Sunday’s Russian grand prix.

2014-10-09_0200 - Scuderia Ferrari - Russia - Fernando Alonso Wild rumours in the past few days suggested the Spaniard was working on a sensational deal to join dominant Mercedes next year, in Lewis Hamilton’s place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Vettel as Ferrari teammate would be ‘nice’ – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted it would be “nice” if he is paired at Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel next year.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) The Finn said in Russia that he has heard the same rumours as the rest of the F1 paddock — that outgoing world champion Vettel’s Red Bull exit means he is replacing Fernando Alonso at Maranello in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. Read the rest of this entry »

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