Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Nov 13

Ferrari hints Raikkonen definitely staying in 2015

Ferrari has given the strongest sign yet that Kimi Raikkonen will definitely still be wearing red in 2015

2014-09-20_0194 - Scuderia Ferrari - Singapore - Kimi Raikkonen With many prominent Ferrari figures having departed this year, and Fernando Alonso and a flurry of his engineers to be the next, it has been rumoured Raikkonen’s future might also be in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Alonso in Dubai, not Woking as wait continues

Yet another week is threatening to pass with Fernando Alonso’s future still unclear

2014-06-08_0719 Most insiders are utterly convinced that the Spaniard is heading to McLaren-Honda, amid reports the 33-year-old is even scheduled to visit Woking this week to sign what is expected to be the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Vettel admits contemplating F1 exit

 Sebastian Vettel has admitted he weighed up switching to another team versus quitting formula one altogether ahead of the 2015 season

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel It is an open secret that the quadruple world champion, having already confirmed his departure from Red Bull, is switching to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Grosjean jumps the gun on new Lotus deal

Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans

2014-06-07_0184 This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

McLaren ‘making room’ for Alonso entourage – report

Officially, Fernando Alonso is still deciding if he should leave Ferrari for another team

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren But behind the scenes, the Spaniard’s switch to McLaren-Honda for next year is definitely done. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Vettel confirms ‘I am a Ferrari driver’

Sebastian Vettel has unofficially confirmed that he will be a Ferrari driver in 2015

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images At present, even though his switch from Red Bull to Ferrari has been signed and sealed for weeks and is an open secret in the paddock, neither side is able to actually announce it. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Alonso could take race engineer to McLaren

Fernando Alonso could take his race engineer from Ferrari to McLaren-Honda for 2015, it has emerged

IMG_5961 Germany’s Speed Week reports that, with the Spaniard said to have now definitely agreed his return to Woking, he wants to take Italian engineer Andrea Stella with him. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

McLaren now deciding Alonso’s teammate

For the first time since 2007

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso will make a visit to Woking this week, authoritative media sources are reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Marchionne worried, Tombazis now in doubt – report

New Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has reportedly expressed concerns about the Italian team’s 2015 project

2012-06-10_0424 Recently, Italy’s specialist Autosprint claimed wind tunnel figures of the project codenamed ‘666’ showed that the 2015 car may be no better than the F14-T. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Alonso plays down chance of Abu Dhabi announcement

Fernando Alonso has departed yet another F1 circuit at the tail end of the 2014 season giving little away about his next move

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Reporters are hanging on the Spaniard’s every word for clues about his expected departure from Ferrari and lucrative move to McLaren-Honda for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg holds off Hamiton in thrilling race (+result)

Rosberg wins by just 1.4s with Felipe Massa third at home race

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (25) Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a crucial victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

McLaren could sign Alonso, test Honda in Abu Dhabi

And now even Alonso admits that he could leave Ferrari.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren In Brazil, probably Fernando Alonso’s penultimate race for Ferrari, the Spaniard has given more hints than ever that his tenure in red is almost over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Alonso delay puts cloud over Button’s future

On the one hand, everyone in the F1 paddock now knows what the top of the grid will look like in 2015.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso - Helmet (2) On the other, everything is still unclear. “Yes, I know what he’s doing,” Sergio Perez, referring to the key to the driver market, Fernando Alonso, told Spanish broadcaster TV3. In the last few days, it has become clearer and clearer that speculation Alonso is headed to McLaren-Honda for 2015 is definitely true. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Alonso admits cycling plans delayed for now

Fernando Alonso admitted on Thursday that his plans to launch a professional cycling team in 2015 have been delayed.

IMG_4042 “It was my intention to start in 2015,” reports including the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf quote him as saying in Brazil, “but due to various circumstances it is not happening at the moment.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Symonds says Alonso not right for Williams

Williams is not ready to welcome a driver of Fernando Alonso’s stature.

Pat Symonds - photo © DPPI - F. Gooden That is the claim of Pat Symonds, a veteran engineer who has led the British team’s technical progress in 2014 to an impressive third spot in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Lotus set to announce Grosjean for 2015

Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.

2014-06-07_0899 Just a week ago, the Frenchman was saying he had the power to step out of his contract and move to a bigger team. But a lot – albeit all apparently behind the scenes – has changed in the intervening days, including reports that Fernando Alonso is definitely heading to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Sutil camp says three Sauber contracts ‘forbidden’

“Strange move from Sauber”

2014-06-07_0323 Mere days but a hemisphere later, the F1 ‘silly season’ has moved on yet again between the US and Brazilian double-header.
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Nov 06

Lotus hoping for Grosjean announcement ‘soon’

Romain Grosjean is edging close to a deal to remain with Lotus for 2015.

2014-06-08_0849 Spain’s Marca reported this week that talks about a possible switch to McLaren-Honda, where the Frenchman may have been under consideration as an alternative to Fernando Alonso, have now ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

McLaren gives Alonso deadline for 2015 decision

McLaren has warned Fernando Alonso he is running out of time to commit to the British team for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_0887 Media reports in the last days have suggested the Spaniard, whose five-year stint at Ferrari appears definitely over, has now decided to re-join McLaren to spearhead the team’s new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Santander met with McLaren in Austin – report

Evidence is building by the day that Fernando Alonso is definitely McLaren-bound.

2014-06-07_0248 Writing in the Swiss newspaper Blick, veteran correspondent Roger Benoit claims the deal was actually all but finalised a few weeks ago in Sochi, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Only ‘positive pressure’ on Raikkonen – boss

The pressure on Kimi Raikkonen to up his game is of the “positive” variety, Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci insists.

IMG_1689 It is a near-certainty that disgruntled Fernando Alonso is leaving the Maranello team, but also with a solid 2015 contract is his Finnish teammate. Any speculation Raikkonen might also depart Ferrari, however, has been mild at best, even though Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport is questioning whether the 2007 world champion should be kept in red. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Alonso’s McLaren deal appears done – reports

After a frantic period of mystery and speculation, the course of Fernando Alonso’s future is now beginning to clear.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Multiple authoritative sources are reporting that the Spaniard is definitely headed to McLaren-Honda, on an initial two-year deal to be Danish youngster Kevin Magnussen’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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Nov 02

Alonso return would be ‘no surprise’ – Lopez

Fernando Alonso’s future continues to be clouded in mystery.

IMG_5961 What does seem certain is that his five-year relationship with Ferrari is set to end, with the only thing blocking his official departure and the arrival of Sebastian Vettel being a Mexican standoff-style contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Shell takes Scuderia Ferrari drivers to the track in student-built ultra energy efficient cars

Ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
2014-10-31 - Shell - Scuderia Ferrari - Formula 1 United States Grand Prix -  Fernando Alonso - Kimi RAlonso and Räikkönen drive Louisiana Tech Shell Eco-marathon student built ultra-energy efficient vehicles of the future prior to United States Grand Prix

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Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Grosjean reveals Lotus exit clause

Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 03 Insiders believe the Frenchman, obviously frustrated by the Enstone team’s struggles in 2014, is waiting for the Fernando Alonso situation to clear before re-committing to Lotus for another season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Alonso in severance standoff with Ferrari – report

It is perhaps the burning question in F1 at present — what is Fernando Alonso going to do next?

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Hopeful rookie Carlos Sainz jr, a fellow Spaniard, summed up the mood of the entire paddock when he told AS newspaper on Wednesday: “I have no idea.” Read the rest of this entry »

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