FERNANDO ALONSO

  • 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...
  • Fernando Alonso warns Ferrari of tough times ahead July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: Twotime 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 he...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice in Canada June 7, 2014

    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 threetime winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 15.610 seconds on a sunny morning on the banks...
  • Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in second practice at Montreal June 7, 2014

    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 threetime winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice in Canada June 6, 2014

    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 runnerup to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a best...
  • Fernando Alonso to wave off Le Mans 24 Hour race May 27, 2014

    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 Australian...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fastest in 2nd practice at Monaco Grand Prix May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the raindisrupted 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 behind...
  • Ferrari rush to reassure Fernando Alonso May 22, 2014

    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 in...
  • Mercedes may meet their match in Monaco Grand Prix May 21, 2014

    After dominating the first five races of the Formula One season, with four successive onetwo 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 the...
  • Alonso plays down chances of podium in home race May 8, 2014

    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 the...
  • Ayrton Senna remembered on his 20th death anniversary May 1, 2014

    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 Brazilian's...
  • Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso salute legacy of tragic Ayrton Senna April 29, 2014

    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 threetime Formula One world champion. Senna, widely regarded as the greatest racing driver of all time, died when his car careered off the Imola track...
  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    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 time...
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice April 18, 2014

    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 seconds...
  • No rapid turnaround under new leader: Alonso April 17, 2014

    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 a...
  • Fernando Alonso has faith in Ferrari fightback April 7, 2014

    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 constructors'...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton, Rosberg dominate Friday practice sessions in Bahrain April 4, 2014

    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 both...
  • Formula One standings after the Malaysian Grand Prix March 31, 2014

    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 looked...