Fernando Alonso

  • 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...
  • Ferrari has to improve to contend in 2014: Alonso 22-11-2013 08:25 PM

    Sao Paulo: 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...
  • Vettel sets pace in 2nd practice at US Grand Prix 16-11-2013 02:31 AM

    Austin, Texas: Red Bull went 1-2 in the Friday afternoon practice at the US Grand Prix with series champion Sebastian Vettel posting the fastest time ahead of team-mate Mark Webber. Vettel's time of 1 minute, 37.305 seconds was the quickest of the two practice sessions. Webber, who has two races...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in first practice of US GP 15-11-2013 11:17 PM

    Austin: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the first practice session at US Grand Prix, followed closely by McLaren's Jenson Button in a session first delayed by fog and then interrupted and shortened because the medical helicopter was late to arrive. Alonso drove the Circuit of the Americas...
  • Alonso cleared after precautionary checks 04-11-2013 12:02 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had precautionary checks in hospital after hurting his back on a heavy jolt over the kerbs at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. A team spokesman said he had been given the all-clear. "I still have all my teeth after the impact,"...
  • Vettel has more records in sight after latest win 04-11-2013 11:05 AM

    Abu Dhabi: World champion Sebastian Vettel is not finished with Formula One's record books just yet. His dominant win in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was his seventh in a row - matching Michael Schumacher's feat in 2004 - and 11th of the season that leaves him 130 points clear...
  • Sebastian Vettel's triumph not a surprise: Fernando Alonso 27-10-2013 07:24 PM

    Greater Noida: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said that Sebastian Vettel's fourth drivers' championship at the Indian Grand Prix here on Sunday did not come as a surprise to him. "Vettel has been very dominant. He has had many wins with a very strong second half of the year. It is...
  • Fernando Alonso says he is having a 'fantastic' year 26-10-2013 07:13 PM

    Greater Noida: An upbeat Fernando Alonso says Ferrari managed to get the maximum out of his car this season, despite Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel racing away toward the drivers' title. "This season was fantastic for me again," Alonso said on Saturday after managing just eighth in qualifying for the...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completes Indian GP practice sweep 26-10-2013 12:16 PM

    Greater Noida: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completed a practice hat-trick on Saturday with the fastest time in a smog-shortened final session before qualifying for a race expected to bring him a fourth successive Formula One title. The 26-year-old German lapped the Buddh International Circuit with a best time of one...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel fastest in opening practice at BIC 25-10-2013 11:46 AM

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289...
  • Fernando Alonso wants to enjoy remainder of season 24-10-2013 09:23 PM

    Greater Noida: When you know that you cannot stop Sebastian Vettel from winning the Formula One drivers' championship, the best thing is not to get frustrated and give simply enjoy yourself, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso said on Thursday. That's exactly the strategy that the two-time world champion Alonso is planning to...
  • Points record gives Fernando Alonso something to celebrate 13-10-2013 04:26 PM

    Suzuka: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took more comfort in knocking Michael Schumacher off his perch as Formula One's all-time top points scorer on Sunday than in keeping the championship mathematically open for two more weeks. The Spaniard's fourth place in the Japanese Grand Prix meant Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, winner for...
  • Fernando Alonso says his focus is Mercedes, not Sebastian Vettel 12-10-2013 04:03 PM

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is sure to win this year's Formula One title and Ferrari's focus is now on finishing ahead of Mercedes in the constructors' championship, Fernando Alonso said on Saturday. Vettel enjoys a 77 point lead over the Spaniard and can secure his fourth successive championship if...
  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in Japanese GP first practice 11-10-2013 09:16 AM

    Suzuka: Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets on Friday in practice for what could be a title-deciding Japanese Grand Prix. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who will secure his fourth successive Formula One championship if he wins on Sunday and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fails to...
  • Ferrari's Alonso sees his chance at Korean GP 05-10-2013 04:35 PM

    Yeongam: As down as he was about seeing Sebastian Vettel take yet another pole position at the Korean Grand Prix, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso found consolation in one statistic from Saturday's qualifying session. Alonso sat atop the list of highest speeds recorded at the end of the main straight, and it's...