FERNANDO ALONSO RUMORS

Alonso Mentions Interest in Formula 1 Exit if 2017 ‘Not Enjoyable’

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Current McLaren-Honda driver and two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is debating leaving the sport once his contract expires next season if the 2017 regulations fail to bring back enjoyment into grand prix racing. “I think in the last couple of years especially with this turbo engine era I think the car is a little different to drive...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Alonso Receives Grid Penalty Following Engine Change

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Fernando Alonso will have to start from the back of the grid for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix after requiring an engine change following first practice. The Spaniard suffered a water leak in the ERS in FP1 in the wake of Honda spent seven tokens for a major power unit upgrade that debuted at the Spa-Franchorchamps circuit. The Mclaren-Honda...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Honda Brings Upgraded Power Unit to Spa

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief McLaren will get a much needed boost as Honda has introduced a major power unit upgrade for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. The intensely fast Spa-Franchorchamps circuit puts a premium demand on the power unit. With the summer break now over, Honda has brought the upgrade for both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. The Japanese supplier put an...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari will be stronger in 2017

Fernando Alonso says he has no hard feelings as he looks back on his decision to quit Ferrari.Although the Spaniard has struggled with McLaren-Honda since leaving Maranello at the end of 2014, he declared at the time that he would rather build up a new project rather than keep finishing second in red."When I was there, it was a great time," he now tells Brazil's UOL Esporte."We were...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

F1 driver Fernando Alonso walks away from terrifying crash unscathed

Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso was involved in a horrifying wreck at a race in Australia, though he luckily walked away somehow unhurt. By the look of the damage done to his car, you would never think it possible, after his front wheel tore off after hitting Esteban Gutierrez’s car while trying to pass. Alonso’s car then hit a wall and flipped multiple times, with...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

'Amateur' outburst exposes Alonso's frustration at McLaren

Fernando Alonso knew when he re-signed for McLaren that it would take time and a lot of hard work to get the British team back atop the Formula One standings. He might not have thought it would be quite this tough. After seven races of his first season back at McLaren, Alonso is yet to win a point and has retired from the last three races - an unprecedented streak in his 14-year...
Via Associated Press
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

'Unfinished business' brings Alonso back to McLaren

For both Fernando Alonso and McLaren, a successful F1 marriage is "unfinished business." When they split seven years ago, most insiders could not fathom the idea of a reunion at any point in the future. But with McLaren-Honda needing the best possible driver for 2015, and Alonso seeking a highly-resourced home after his Ferrari exit, both strong characters analyzed the reasons for...
Via FOX Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso demoted to gas station attendant after rift at Maranello

Fernando Alonso loses his ride at Ferrari after stepping out of the car "until the sound problem is fixed." With Giancarlo Fissichella having just signed for a ride in the 2014 Ferrari Challenge, the only position left at Maranello was gas station attendant.
Via FOXSports.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso: Plans to start cycling team 'going well'

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso says his plan to start a cycling team is ''going well'' after meeting with International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson. Alonso announced in September he would look to create his own team to race in 2015 after plans fell through to buy the now-defunct Euskaltel-Euskadi. Alonso tells Europa Press agency ''there is still a year to go, but...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alonso: Ferrari has to improve to contend in 2014

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari won't be able to contend for the Formula One title next year unless it finds a way to improve. Heading into the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, Alonso says he is proud to have already secured second place in the drivers' championship, but says Ferrari needs ''to do things better for next year'' if it wants to fight for the championship against Red...
Via Associated Press
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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