FERNANDO ALONSO RUMORS

Alonso in no hurry to decide long term plans

Fernando Alonso won't make a decision on where he will be driving in 2018 and beyond until next summer, he insisted today.Alonso, who is currently in the second season of a three-year contract, believes that McLaren could make significant progress in 2017. That would obviously encourage him to stay with the Woking team for the long term."I think it's not that unlikely that we will...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Alonso flips car after dramatic collision at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Fernando Alonso thanked the advances in Formula One technology for being able to walk away from a horrific crash at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. About a third of the way through the race, the right front tire on the Spaniard's McLaren collided with the left rear on Esteban Gutierrez's Haas as the Mexican driver braked to make the bend at Turn 3...
Via Associated Press
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

F1: Alonso stands by decision despite Malaysia retirement

Fernando Alonso insists he has no regrets about leaving Ferrari, despite Sebastian Vettel's second place on the Malaysian GP grid emphasizing the Italian team's improved form. The Spaniard made some interesting observations about the risks McLaren and Honda have to take in order to beat Mercedes. “I want to be in pole position, not second,” he said. “It's a long way to go for...
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March 29, 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...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Alonso aims for Singapore podium after solid qualifying result

Fernando Alonso qualified in a familiar fifth place in Singapore, but the Ferrari star is in upbeat mood as, in terms of time, he was much closer to the front than usual - and he is confident of enjoying a good race. Alonso, who was second in Q1 and third in Q3, was only 0.226s from pole man Lewis Hamilton in the final session. “Normally in qualifying we lose ground,” he said...
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September 20, 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.
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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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