Category Archives: Fernando Alonso

Russian Grand Prix race quotes

Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – Finished 1st “It was a good day and an amazing weekend. Firstly I’m so proud to have contributed to the work of this great team, to get the first Constructors’ Championship for Mercedes-Benz is a huge achievement. Massive congratulations to the guys back in the UK and Germany, it’s history

Russian Grand Prix Qualifying quotes

Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – Qualified on pole “It’s an amazing feeling to come to this beautiful place and to race on this track. It’s fun to drive. Today, the laps in practice felt more special. In qualifying it seemed a bit harder to get that special lap but I’m grateful that I was able

Vettel announces Red Bull departure with Ferrari move looking likely

Sebastian Vettel has announced that he will be leaving Red Bull at the end of the season, after six years with the team. The shock announcement came this morning as Vettel moves on from the team he joined as an 11 year old on there young driver programme, this means Toro Rosso rookie Daniil Kvyat

Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying quotes

Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – Qualified 1st “That was one of the best qualifying sessions we did this year. The team did an incredible job to give me a brilliant car. It was so enjoyable to drive this wonderful track with that Silver Arrow. The balance was perfect, so I was able to push a

Singapore Grand Prix race quotes

Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes - Finished 1st “It was great to come here after winning in Monza and start the final leg of the season with such a competitive car. It would have been a really hardcore race if Nico had been at the front, as we clearly had the pace. It was all running pretty

Belgian Grand Prix race quotes

Another dramatic race in 2014 and the two Mercedes drivers once again take the headlines for the wrong reasons, for there incident on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix. It cost the team a clear victory and possibly 1-2 finish, handing 25 points over to Daniel Ricciardo, who drove yet another stunning race.

German Grand Prix qualifying quotes

It was yet another dramatic qualifying session in 2014, as championship contender Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1 after a brake disc failure on his Mercedes, which leaves the 2008 world champion 15th. Nico Rosberg once again picked up the spoils that Hamilton left, taking pole position in front of his home crowd. However, he

Ferrari future not main priority – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has admitted that his future with Ferrari isn’t his main priority at the moment, with the teams current form a bigger issue to resolve. The double world champions deal will expire at the end of 2016, with no confirmation whether he will extend his contract or move elsewhere. Alonso had put in some

Austrian Grand Prix race quotes

Another fantastic race in 2014 and yet another strong drive from Nico Rosberg to extend his championship lead over team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg started from a disappointing third place on the grid – in his point of view – before fending off the challenge from the Williams pair and Hamilton in the closing stages. Let’s

Stefano Domenicali hands in shock Ferrari resignation

Stefano Domenicali had confirmed he is to step down from his role as Ferrari team principal, after it was announced he had resigned from his position this morning. Domenicali has been with Ferrari since 1991, taking on numerous roles before becoming team principal in 2008 taking over from Jean Todt, the year he guided Ferrari

Ferrari boosted after double points finish in Oz – Alonso

Fernando Alonso believes the double points finish for Ferrari in the Australian Grand Prix gives the team confidence in terms of reliability. Alonso was surprisingly competitive all weekend running up near the top of the time sheets even finishing top in FP1. He qualified fifth for the race but couldn’t keep up with the pace

Nico Rosberg claims dominant victory at Australian GP

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Nico Rosberg claimed a dominant victory at the Australian Grand Prix as the new V6 era officially began. The German strolled to a comfortable 24 second win ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, with Kevin Magnussen taking third on his debut for McLaren. Lewis Hamilton led away from pole at the second attempt following Jules

Lewis Hamilton denies Ricciardo fairytale in Melbourne qualifying

Lewis Hamilton broke Australian hearts by pipping Daniel Ricciardo to pole position in a thrilling wet qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. As rain hit the circuit early in the session before returning towards the end the dominant Mercedes were caught in a major battle with the new Red Bull driver. The decision between full

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes as Bahrain test ends

Lewis Hamilton proved Mercedes will be one of the teams to beat in Melbourne in two weeks time as he led the final day of testing in Bahrain. After missing much of the morning following a gearbox problem, the 2008 world champion came out strong in the afternoon – rounding the day off by posting

Red Bull finally have success as Perez stays fastest in Bahrain

It was all about the long runs again on day two of the final preseason test in Bahrain, though for Red Bull some signs of hope emerged. As Sergio Perez again went quickest on the day for Force India, Daniel Ricciardo went against the race simulations most were doing instead completing some short qualifying style

Bahrain test day two: Magnussen quickest as Renault have success

Kevin Magnussen produced two high quality laps in the afternoon to go fastest by over 1.5 seconds on day two in Bahrain. The Dane’s 1:34.910, set on the super-soft Pirelli tyres, was within 2.7 seconds of Nico Rosberg’s pole position time last year perhaps easing concerns the new V6 cars would be too slow. Sebastian Vettel

Bahrain F1 Test: Hulkenberg leads day one as Red Bull questions raised

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg set an impressive pace as the second pre-season test began in Bahrain. The German posted a 1:36.880 in the afternoon which was quicker than the fastest race lap of the 2013 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit. Hulkenberg’s time was a full second clear of the next best car – Fernando

Why 2014 is a make or break year for F1

Rarely in the history of Formula 1 has one year had the ability to alter the course of history, however in 2014 that is precisely what could happen as the sport embarks on new rules and in many ways a new era. From the new V6 engines to the emergence of fresh blood at the

Why Ferrari must deliver for Fernando Alonso in 2014

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Poor old Fernando Alonso, the guy has rarely had a period of calm in his F1 career. From the wonder kid that Michael Schumacher handpicked to be the next big thing, to fulfilling that expectation dethroning the great German in 2005 and retaining his crown in 2006. Then came the tragic move to McLaren where

Felipe Massa and Ferrari end an era

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24:  Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari performs donuts as he finishes his last race for Ferrari following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It was announced on 10th September 2013 (prior to the Singapore Grand Prix weekend) that Felipe Massa was leaving the Ferrari team at the end of the season. The following day Ferrari announced that Kimi Raikkonen would be rejoining the team to partner Fernando Alonso for the 2014 season, taking over Felipe’s seat. With Massa’s