Fernando Alonso

  • Change underway at Ferrari, says Mattiacci 07-07-2014 06:03 PM

    Ferrari will be a different Formula One team next year with changes already being made at Maranello, principal Marco Mattiacci said after Sunday's British Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished only sixth for the Italian team at Silverstone while Kimi Raikkonen crashed out on the opening lap of a race won...
  • Fernando Alonso questions Ferrari tactics at British GP 06-07-2014 11:12 AM

    Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. "We know there are two...
  • Fernando Alonso warns Ferrari of tough times ahead 04-07-2014 12:12 PM

    Silverstone: Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso warns his Ferrari team to expect a winless run of tough times and a fight to finish third in the Formula One constructors' championship. Alonso, who has won races in every year he has raced for Ferrari since 2010, says he has little confidence...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice in Canada 07-06-2014 09:53 PM

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday as Mercedes set their sights on a seventh straight pole position. The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 15.610 seconds on a sunny morning on the...
  • Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in second practice at Montreal 07-06-2014 02:27 AM

    Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers' championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice in Canada 06-06-2014 10:40 PM

    Ferrari's former world champion Fernando Alonso upstaged the mighty Mercedes team by setting the pace in first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. Alonso, a winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2006 and runner-up to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a...
  • Fernando Alonso to wave off Le Mans 24 Hour race 27-05-2014 10:16 AM

    Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will wave the official starting flag for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race next month. The Spaniard, who was invited by the organisers as a leading representative of Ferrari, said he looked forward to catching up with old friend Mark Webber, the...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fastest in 2nd practice at Monaco Grand Prix 22-05-2014 07:40 PM

    Monaco: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the rain-disrupted second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Alonso, who is third overall in the F1 championship, clocked a time of 1 minute, 18.482 seconds. Hamilton was .419 seconds...
  • Ferrari rush to reassure Fernando Alonso 22-05-2014 05:58 PM

    Monaco: Ferrari moved quickly to assure Fernando Alonso they were fully behind him on Thursday after the Formula One driver made critical comments about lack of support. "Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200 per cent in the races," said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo...
  • Mercedes may meet their match in Monaco Grand Prix 21-05-2014 06:38 PM

    After dominating the first five races of the Formula One season, with four successive one-two finishes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may not have it all their own way on the streets of Monaco on Sunday. If the sound of Mercedes' rivals clutching at straws has become more audible, unlike...
  • Alonso plays down chances of podium in home race 08-05-2014 11:37 PM

    Barcelona: Formula One leaders Mercedes singled out Ferrari as their main championship challengers on Thursday but Fernando Alonso was quick to play down his chances of a top three finish at his home Spanish Grand Prix. Alonso has not won since he triumphed in front of his home fans at...
  • Ayrton Senna remembered on his 20th death anniversary 01-05-2014 09:20 PM

    Fans and Formula One drivers past and present marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna on Thursday at the Italian circuit where the triple champion crashed 20 years ago. Hundreds paid their respects with a minute's silence at the Tamburello corner at 2.17 p.m., the moment the...
  • Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso salute legacy of tragic Ayrton Senna 29-04-2014 12:23 PM

    Paris: Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have paid emotional tributes to Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of the death of the maverick Brazilian superstar and three-time Formula One world champion. Senna, widely regarded as the greatest racing driver of all time, died when his car careered off the Imola...
  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix 20-04-2014 02:19 PM

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg taking second place - the third...
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice 18-04-2014 09:39 AM

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in Sunday's race. Alonso set a best time of 1 minute, 39.783 seconds around the Shanghai International Circuit, nearly 0.4...
  • No rapid turnaround under new leader: Alonso 17-04-2014 08:28 PM

    Shanghai: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, but he still has hopes the team can be competitive later in the F1 season. Domenicali, who led the team for six years, stepped down this week following...
  • Fernando Alonso has faith in Ferrari fightback 07-04-2014 08:22 PM

    Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari can still be title contenders despite the Italian glamour team's disappointing start to the Formula One season. The Spaniard finished ninth in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, one place ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen, after fourth places in Australia and Malaysia. Ferrari are fifth in the...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton, Rosberg dominate Friday practice sessions in Bahrain 04-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Bahrain: Mercedes further demonstrated their early-season dominance by outpacing their rivals in Friday's practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014. Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in...
  • Formula One standings after the Malaysian Grand Prix 31-03-2014 01:49 PM

    With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster's paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton's pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP 30-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was...
  • Alonso delighted to qualify on second row at Malaysian GP 29-03-2014 11:13 PM

    Fernando Alonso, a three times winner in Malaysia, was happy with fourth place on the starting grid on Saturday after steering his battered Ferrari through the rain. The double Formula One world champion, winner of 32 races in his career, felt fortunate just to be on the second row after...
  • Tyre trouble hinders Mercedes advantage at Sepang 28-03-2014 05:04 PM

    Heavy tyre degradation caused by the searing Sepang temperatures has limited Mercedes' advantage over their Formula One rivals at the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to championship leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was still quickest in practice but only 0.2 seconds separated the top six at the Sepang circuit on Friday where...
  • Ferrari's first priority at Australian GP is to finish the race 15-03-2014 04:56 PM

    Melbourne: Starting fifth on the grid for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he has every chance of a podium finish if his car lasts the distance in Sunday's race. Although the Ferraris have appeared off the pace of front-running Mercedes across the race...
  • Mercedes pair fastest at Australian GP practice 14-03-2014 12:46 PM

    Melbourne: Mercedes confirmed its status as favourite to win the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix by setting the fastest two times in Friday's practice sessions, with Lewis Hamilton edging his team-mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton failed to complete a lap in the opening practice session due to a malfunctioning oil...
  • Alonso fastest in opening practice of Australian GP 14-03-2014 09:17 AM

    Melbourne: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix, while pre-race favourite Lewis Hamilton was one of several drivers to strike trouble as the entire field struggled to master their all-new engines and radically redesigned cars ahead of the Formula One...
  • Ferrari's revival tested by intriguing partnership 12-03-2014 09:26 AM

    The biggest rivalry of the Formula One season might be found on the same team, with former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen racing with and against each other for Ferrari. Both have pledged to work together, although their competitive instincts may take over sooner rather than later. Raikkonen's...
  • Fernando Alonso gave up a little bit, says Bernie Ecclestone 02-12-2013 06:33 PM

    London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has expressed disappointment with Fernando Alonso's performance at Ferrari and suggested the Spaniard was looking for a move earlier in the year. "I've been a little bit disappointed in Fernando because I'm a big supporter of him and of Ferrari," Ecclestone, 83, wrote in...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix 2013 24-11-2013 11:56 PM

    Sao Paulo: Sebastian Vettel won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari. Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber was second in his final F1 race. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was...