Category Archives: Fernando Alonso

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

Sebastian Vettel wins in brilliant Brazilian GP

German driver Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull in action during of the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013.                            AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL        (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel claimed a historic win at the Brazilian Grand Prix as Mark Webber ended his F1 career on the podium. The German initially lost the lead but quickly got back ahead and never looked back in an entertaining race at Interlagos. Dry conditions greeted the teams for the first time this weekend but with

Alonso rues missed front row opportunity in Brazil

Fernando Alonso says a mistake near the end of his final lap in qualifying has cost him the chance to start on the front row for the first time this season. The double world champion made use of the appalling weather to qualify his Ferrari third on the grid for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix, but

Brazilian rain can’t stop Sebastian Vettel claiming ninth pole of 2013

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Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning lap to claim pole by almost seven tenths of a second as the rain continued at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The German set a 1:26.479 on the intermediate tyres in a delayed top ten shootout in Sao Paulo, Nico Rosberg claimed second for Mercedes while Fernando Alonso enjoyed

Vettel takes record breaking win at the US Grand Prix

Infiniti Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany competes during  the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013 in Austin,Texas. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel’s domination of the 2013 season continued with another flawless drive at the United States Grand Prix. The German’s win was his eighth in-a-row beating Michael Schumacher’s record of seven, Romain Grosjean held off a hard charging Mark Webber to take second for Lotus with the Australian taking third in the other Red Bull.

Sebastian Vettel claims super pole for Austin GP

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Sebastian Vettel waited until the final moment to produce a stunning lap in a truly dominant qualifying session for Red Bull in Austin. The German’s 1:36.338 was enough to pip team-mate Mark Webber by just over a tenth of a second in a great inter-team battle at the Circuit of the Americas. Romain Grosjean was

Sebastian Vettel back at the top in second practice

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Sebastian Vettel returned to the front in afternoon practice at the US Grand Prix dominating the second session in Austin. The German set a 1:37.305 on the sixth lap of his run on the faster medium tyres giving him a margin of just over a tenth on team-mate Mark Webber. The start of the session

Fernando Alonso quickest in extended FP1 in Austin

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Fernando Alonso led a heavily disrupted opening session at the United States Grand Prix in Austin. The start was delayed by 40 minutes due to fog at the Circuit of the Americas and when the session did finally get underway, drivers were just getting into a stint before a second red flag was called for

Where is Sebastian Vettel’s place in F1 history?

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In the last few months the world’s media have run out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel. That reached a fever pitch when the German claimed his fourth world title at the Indian Grand Prix last month. Since then drivers and F1 figures past and present have been heaping praise so high on the 26-year-old,

Alonso bemoans lack of space in Vergne clash

Fernando Alonso has insisted that Jean Eric Vergne didn’t leave him enough room after the two came close to contact during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alonso was coming out of the pits after making his second stop, just as Vergne was exiting turn two and coming into turn three alongside the pit exit. The