Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

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 »

Sep 02

Alonso responds to rumours about future

Fernando Alonso has responded to speculation he could be about to turn his back on Ferrari.

IMG_5473 The Spaniard’s title-less tenure in red has culminated in the 2014 season, where the Maranello team has notably struggled at the start of the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

2014-06-08_0747 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Ferrari exit could open for Alonso on Monday – report

Monday could be the magic day in Fernando Alonso’s current Ferrari contract.

IMG_4042 Boss Marco Mattiacci has been happily – and unofficially – ‘confirming’ for 2015 the Italian team’s existing driver lineup of Alonso alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

McLaren to ‘respect contracts’ in hunt for star driver

A week before Monza, which is always a hotbed of rumours, the notorious F1 ‘silly season’ is looking uncharacteristically uncertain.

2014-06-07_1055 Speculation is usually rife around the time of the Italian grand prix, but looking ahead to the 2015 season and the sport’s grandee drivers and teams, either a lot will change or not much will change at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Silver duo still warring long after Spa crash

Days after their carbon-fibre crunching at Spa, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are still exchanging barbs.

2014-07-18_0876 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Lewis Hamilton After Hamilton said Rosberg had admitted in a post-race briefing that Sunday’s crash was on purpose, the championship leader had replied only that he has a “very different” tale to tell. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Mattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet again

Marco Mattiacci has repeated his claim that Ferrari is keeping its driver lineup for 2015.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images At Spa, the British broadcaster Sky made waves when it quoted the Maranello team’s chief as admitting both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will still be wearing red next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Drivers back teen rookie Verstappen

As F1 woke from its summer slumber, the big talking point at Spa was 16-year-old Jos Verstappen.

F3 - Nosiring - 30 Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing - 31 Tom Blomqvist - 5 Jordan King “At least Red Bull’s marketing is working well because almost all the questions are about that,” smiled Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient vehicles at Spa

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-Francorchamps

2014-08-21 - Shell - Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-FrancorchampsAhead of the 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to demonstrate ultra energy efficient Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) vehicles on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track.

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