A new name “might” have leapt into contention to become Fernando Alonso’s teammate at McLaren-Honda next year.
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Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.
It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »
Sergio Perez thinks one occupant of a McLaren this weekend will not return to formula one in 2015.
He is referring to the high-profile holdup at Woking, with Fernando Alonso believed to be already signed but McLaren undecided over whether to keep Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen. Read the rest of this entry »
“For me, it’s a no-brainer that McLaren should keep Jenson ahead of Magnussen”
Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert has urged McLaren to consider keeping Jenson Button to be Fernando Alonso’s Honda-powered teammate. Read the rest of this entry »
The long wait to know McLaren’s official 2015 driver lineup is not yet over
With Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen’s careers in the balance, team boss Eric Boullier said in Brazil that the target was to announce the news before the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
19th and final round of the 2014 Championship
6th edition, 6th at the Yas Marina track, in the city-emirate of Abu Dhabi, also the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Read the rest of this entry »
Yet another week is threatening to pass with Fernando Alonso’s future still unclear
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 »
Rosberg wins by just 1.4s with Felipe Massa third at home race
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 »
Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.
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 »
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On the one hand, everyone in the F1 paddock now knows what the top of the grid will look like in 2015.
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 »
Felipe Nasr, a low-profile F1 presence until now, has burst into a storm in the Interlagos paddock.
Earlier, Sauber shocked the entire paddock with the news that Brazilian Nasr, Williams’ 22-year-old reserve, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil will be Marcus Ericsson’s teammate at the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
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“Strange move from Sauber”
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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McLaren has warned Fernando Alonso he is running out of time to commit to the British team for the 2015 season.
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 »
Evidence is building by the day that Fernando Alonso is definitely McLaren-bound.
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 »
After a frantic period of mystery and speculation, the course of Fernando Alonso’s future is now beginning to clear.
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 »
Fernando Alonso’s future continues to be clouded in mystery.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.
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 »
McLaren is aiming to decide its 2015 driver lineup before the chequered flag waves in Abu Dhabi next month.
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 »
“You shouldn’t worry about me”
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 »
A week after Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open, little else is clear about the shape of the upper part of the grid for 2015.
Despite rumours he might be McLaren-bound, however, paddock sources insist Vettel is definitely headed to Ferrari. The next step for the man he is set to replace, however – Fernando Alonso – is much less clear. What is obvious is that there is plenty of movement in the background, which might explain the latest rumours linking Lewis Hamilton with the exit at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »
FIA president Jean Todt is also in Russia this weekend.
The atmosphere in the Sochi paddock is grim, with many drivers visibly upset and even angry in the wake of the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »
McLaren will not be making a driver announcement this weekend at Suzuka.
It has stirred real fears that McLaren could dump its protege Kevin Magnussen after just a single season
Where before there was merely smoke, now there are the first obvious signs of fire.
Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari is almost certainly in serious doubt. Some Spanish media sources continue to insist that the frustrated Spaniard is not interested in leaving the crisis-struck Italian team for McLaren-Honda, or even reigning world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »
Fernando Alonso is still the main character,
Even with much of the F1 world on the long-haul return to Europe, the silly season continued to churn on Monday after the Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »
McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow.
On the eve of the Singapore grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone unveiled whisky brand Johnnie Walker as a new official sponsor for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
Jenson Button has acknowledged that McLaren’s deliberations over its 2015 lineup could leave him without an alternative.
Amid the high uncertainty, an impression began to form at Monza recently that the British team would in fact not sign a top name like Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.
Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »
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