Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Sep 15

Bianchi future unclear amid Marussia uncertainty

Jules Bianchi has revealed he is not sure he will still be driving for Marussia beyond 2014.

IMG_4100 The 25-year-old Frenchman, who is the cream of Ferrari’s driver development ‘academy’, has impressed since debuting last year with the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Alonso source says Montezemolo exit ‘changes nothing’

Sources close to Fernando Alonso insist this week’s news from Maranello will not affect his future.

2014-06-07_1279 Even before long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s demise, and the shock death of his friend and sponsor, Santander’s Emilio Botin, Alonso was already being linked with a move to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Santander chief Botin dies

Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.

Santander The 79-year-old was chief of Europe’s biggest bank Santander, a major Ferrari sponsor and closely aligned with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Future ‘good’ after long Dennis talks – Button

The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Massa admits career in peril ‘several times’

Felipe Massa has admitted his motor racing career almost collapsed several times.

2014-07-18 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Felipe Massa 01 The latest was this year, as teammate Valtteri Bottas was dominating amid speculation Williams could take on Massa’s heavily sponsored countryman Felipe Nasr for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

McLaren ‘happy’ to keep Button for 2015

McLaren could wait another year for a top name to join the newly Honda-powered outfit.

IMG_6028 In recent days and weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Woking team is bidding to lure a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel to the British-Japanese works collaboration for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

All eyes on Monza chicane as ‘Star Wars’ goes on

The pair’s clash at Spa two weeks ago

GP3 - Monza Millions of eyes will be analysing every millimetre movement on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dive into the first chicane at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Mercedes considering driver change for 2015

F1’s ‘silly season’ is bursting into life at Monza — and almost every team in pitlane is playing ball.

2014-05-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (1) That goes even for the sport’s dominant Mercedes, and one of the highest-paid and most marketable stars, Lewis Hamilton. Boss Toto Wolff had already lifted the lid by warning that if the Briton and his teammate Nico Rosberg do not fix up their broken relationship, Mercedes might have to change its lineup for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Montezemolo plays down ‘excessive’ rumours

Rumours of Montezemolo exit gather steam at Monza

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo was coy on Saturday as he played down swirling speculation about his future. Rumours are gathering steam by the hour that Luca di Montezemolo’s regular visit to Monza on Saturday will be his last as Ferrari president. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

McLaren could keep same drivers in 2015 – Dennis

Ron Dennis says it is possible McLaren will line up with the same drivers in 2015.

2014-06-05_0053 Currently, Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button are waiting to know if they will spearhead the start of the Woking team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Mercedes not ruling out driver lineup change

Right at the front of the grid, the 2015 ‘silly season’ is threatening to burst into life.

2014-07-18_0886 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg On paper, the top teams – Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull – are all locked up contractually. But Romain Grosjean, the Lotus driver looking for a change of scene, thinks Fernando Alonso is still the “key” that could unlock a torrent of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Busy Monza weekend kicks off on Thursday

“Beautiful battle”

GP2 - Monza Not surprisingly, a big crowd gathered in the press conference room at Monza as hostilities resumed between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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Sep 04

Vettel considering McLaren-Honda interest – reports

Sebastian Vettel is reportedly chewing over the interest in his services expressed by McLaren-Honda.

2014-07-09 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel In the media, Ron Dennis’ desire for a truly top driver to spearhead the new McLaren era beginning next year has centred on Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Teammate war ‘valuable’ for F1, Mercedes – Haug

F1 should thank the warring Mercedes teammates for their spicy championship battle in 2014.

2014-05-04-0060 That is the view of Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes chief who is today removed from the stresses that his successors Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and Niki Lauda are facing as they manage the imploding relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Vettel ‘not the best driver’ – Alonso

“In my opinion,” he is quoted by Italy’s La Stampa, “Lewis Hamilton is the best driver.

2014-07-05 - 99011 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Fernando Alonso does not believe reigning quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel is the best driver in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Drivers back Rosberg over Hamilton clash

“You need to be in surgery at the hospital with that sort of precision.”

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Champions Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have backed Nico Rosberg amid the German’s run-in with title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
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Sep 03

Alonso wants to ‘extend my contract’

Fernando Alonso says he is working on extending his Ferrari deal.

2014-07-19 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso Amid growing rumours the Spaniard could switch to McLaren, he played down the speculation this week by telling Britain’s Sky he has no “intention” of moving. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Briatore return would ‘help new F1′ – Alonso

Flavio Briatore would be a good addition as formula one finds its direction for the future.

discussion-Briatore-Dennis 4381 That is the claim of Fernando Alonso, the sport’s highest paid and arguably most highly rated driver. Recently, a man always closely aligned with the trajectory of Alonso’s career – Briatore – was linked with a return to the sport as chairman of a new popularity working group. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Alonso denies talking with McLaren’s Ron Dennis

Fernando Alonso has denied being in contact with McLaren supremo Ron Dennis.

Ron Dennis 001 Dennis is making no secret of his desire to sign a driver of the Spaniard or Sebastian Vettel’s calibre to spearhead the works Honda project from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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