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  • Formula One: McLaren misery mounts, Massa puts Williams on top at F1 test 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Montmelo: McLaren's misery mounted after another malfunction left Jenson Button stranded Thursday as Felipe Massa steered Williams to the fastest lap during Formula One preseason testing. A hydraulic leak that McLaren says will require it to change its new Honda engine limited Button to a session-low seven laps and slowest lap...
  • Fernando Alonso 'completely fine' after crash, says Ron Dennis 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso is "devoid of all injuries" from Sunday's crash in testing and is expected to line up on the grid for the season-opening race in Australia next month, McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday. According to Dennis the 33-year-old Alonso was knocked unconscious "for a few seconds" after...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test Yesterday

    Barcelona: McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans as he left the hospital at around 1430 local time. McLaren...
  • Fernando Alonso making 'solid recovery' after crash in F1 testing 3 days ago

    Spain: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury, but was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital for precautionary checks after his McLaren collided with a...
  • Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after crash at Barcelona 4 days ago

    Spain:Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital by helicopter after crashing in his McLaren during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday. Track officials at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit say Alonso went off at turn three and hit the wall. They say he was transported to hospital "to continue with medical tests" after...
  • F1: All eyes on Fernando Alonso and McLaren in Jerez January 30, 2015

    London: Local hero Fernando Alonso will be the centre of attention when Formula One's pre-season testing starts up in southern Spain on Sunday, but the McLaren driver has done his best to lower expectations. As the Spaniard warned fans when the new McLaren-Honda MP4-30 was unveiled on Thursday, there are sure...
  • Fernando Alonso a top target for Mercedes if Lewis Hamilton leaves January 2, 2015

    Fernando Alonso would be top of the list for Mercedes if Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton fails to agree a new deal with the team beyond this year, according to motorsport director Toto Wolff. Hamilton, who took his second championship in 2014 after winning 11 races, has yet to put pen...
  • Fernando Alonso has unfinished business at McLaren December 12, 2014

    'Never say never' has always been a popular saying in Formula One and Fernando Alonso's return to McLaren proves the point. The team's announcement on Thursday that the double world champion will race for them next season with 2009 champion Jenson Button came as no surprise, since it had been widely...
  • McLaren name Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as 2015 drivers December 11, 2014

    Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain's Jenson Button will drive for Honda-powered McLaren next season, the Formula One team said on Thursday. Alonso's return to Woking, seven years after he left following an acrimonious season as 2007 team-mate to then-rookie Lewis Hamilton, had been an open secret for months...
  • McLaren set to announce 2015 drivers December 11, 2014

    McLaren are set to announce the return of Fernando Alonso at a news conference on Thursday with British media tipping the Formula One team to retain Jenson Button in a lineup of champions. The team, who are starting a new partnership with Honda and have yet to announce a title sponsor,...
  • Jenson Button waits as McLaren fail to decide December 4, 2014

    Jenson Button waited for news about his Formula One future on Thursday as the McLaren board failed to decide who will partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in their 2015 driver lineup. While Alonso is yet to be confirmed, despite leaving Ferrari, his return to Woking is taken for granted within the sport. That...
  • Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring "the utmost motivation and commitment" to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season. "I heard the comments and I don't think they were very good," Alonso told reporters...
  • Fernando Alonso expressed doubts to Ferrari last year November 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso revealed on Thursday that he had doubts about staying at Ferrari even last year and had told former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo months ago that he knew he wanted out. "It was not a special moment of the year that I opened my eyes," the Spaniard told...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him November 20, 2014

    Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari after the final race of the season and will be replaced by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. The 33-year-old Spanish driver had said earlier this season that his future was elsewhere, likely at McLaren. Moments after Ferrari announced Alonso's departure on Thursday, the...
  • Hamilton and Alonso hope Button stays in F1 November 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton says McLaren would be making a mistake to ditch his former team-mate Jenson Button at the end of the Formula One season and should focus instead on building a better car. "He's still got plenty of time in his capability as a driver to keep racing and winning," the...
  • Fernando Alonso denies deal with McLaren, remains undecided November 6, 2014

    Fernando Alonso says he has not signed with McLaren for next season and remains undecided about his future in Formula One. The two-time world champion says he is still "considering what's the best decision" for his career and "nothing has been decided" so far even though he already has "an idea"...
  • Fernando Alonso excited for future, but won't reveal plan October 31, 2014

    Facing rapid-fire and persistent questions about his future, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso would only smile and say he's making big plans and ready to win again. What they are exactly, he's not ready to say. Alonso on Thursday acknowledged speculation that the former two-time world champion could leave Ferrari after this season, his...
  • Montezemolo says Alonso is leaving Ferrari October 16, 2014

    Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday. Ferrari have yet to confirm Alonso is leaving, although it has been taken for granted in the...
  • My decision will seem obvious, says Alonso October 13, 2014

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso gave a teasing hint about his Formula One future on Sunday by saying the decision would seem obvious once announced and he was unlikely to drive for a Mercedes-powered team. "I'm not in a hurry...I understand the curiosity, and I understand, for the fans, the news that can...
  • Alonso says all going to plan with his F1 future October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Fernando Alonso indicated his Formula One future was in his own hands despite Red Bull announcing on Saturday that four times world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari. "It's very open. There are many possibilities. Everything is going according to plan and let's wait and see," said the...
  • Fernando Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure October 2, 2014

    Fernando Alonso on Thursday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull. "This is a very difficult question to answer... I will do the best for Ferrari," Alonso told reporters ahead of the Japanese Grand...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice September 20, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers who have taken all but one pole position this season ...
  • Ferrari's Alonso tops Singapore Grand Prix first practice September 19, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging the Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday. Alonso relished the tight confines of the Marina Bay street circuit, setting a time of 1 minute, 49.056 seconds a tenth...
  • Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Montezemolo September 11, 2014

    London: Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs an historic link with the company's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team. Without him in Maranello, or followed by a media scrum on his rare visits to the...
  • Fernando Alonso hopes to extend Ferrari contract September 3, 2014

    Fernando Alonso hopes to extend his Ferrari contract beyond the end of 2016 and reckons he could have 10 more years of racing in Formula One. The Spaniard was quoted on the Ferrari website on Wednesday as telling reporters at the Maranello factory ahead of the Italian Grand Prix that he...
  • Fernando Alonso expects to see Carlos Sainz in F1 sooner or later August 24, 2014

    Belgium: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says fellowSpaniard Carlos Sainz junior will be in Formula One 'sooner or later' despite the setback of Toro Rosso opting for Dutch teenager Max Verstappen next season. Sainz, who is a Red Bull junior driver, had been seen as a leading candidate for the Toro Rosso race...
  • Nico Rosberg best in 1st practice session at Belgian GP August 22, 2014

    Belgium: Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton. Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix amid high drama July 27, 2014

    Budapest: Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after his engine caught on fire during qualifying,...
  • Change underway at Ferrari, says Mattiacci July 7, 2014

    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 July 6, 2014

    Twotime champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decisionmaking 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 Williams and...