Category: Alonso

F1 gossip: Red Bull, Horner, Alonso, Stroll, Grosjean, Hamilton

F1 gossip: Red Bull, Horner, Alonso, Stroll, Grosjean, Hamilton

<!– Monday, 5 June Team principal Christian Horner is worried Red Bull could struggle to compete at the next three grands prix, starting in Canada this weekend. (Autosport) McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says his first priority is to win a third Formula 1 title after returning from racing in the Indy 500. (Mail on Sunday) Williams’ 18-year-old rookie Lance Stroll has received “grossly unfair”…

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Alonso proves himself despite engine failure

Alonso proves himself despite engine failure

Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso has reflected positively on a competitive showing in his Indianapolis 500 debut, despite engine failure bringing about a premature and frustrating end to his day. The moonlighting Formula 1 star led 27 laps and mixed it with season IndyCar stars in his series debut before he was eliminated by one of the three Honda engine failures on the day. The Indianapolis Motor…

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Indy 500: Fernando Alonso retires after brilliant debut race as Takuma Sato wins

Indy 500: Fernando Alonso retires after brilliant debut race as Takuma Sato wins

Fernando Alonso’s bid to win the Indy 500 at his first attempt came to a disappointing end as engine failure robbed him of a strong finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The McLaren F1 driver skipped the Monaco Grand Prix to contest the iconic American oval race and led for long spells before his Andretti Autosport Honda retired on lap 179 of 200. Ex-F1 driver Takuma Sato came through to win the…

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TV, radio & dads at practice – everyone is talking about Alonso in US

TV, radio & dads at practice – everyone is talking about Alonso in US

It’s 1am in Indianapolis. The lights on a small jet periodically light up the dark sky as it approaches the runway before landing and then pulling into a private hangar. Outside the airport an enthusiastic crowd has gathered. The moment a diminutive figure steps through the exit doors they go wild. If Fernando Alonso expected an inconspicuous arrival, he was mistaken. Alonso mania in America has…

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Indy 500: Alonso can win race, says Gil de Ferran Monaco Grand…

Indy 500: Alonso can win race, says Gil de Ferran

Monaco Grand Prix on the BBC Date: 25-28 May Venue: Circuit de Monaco Coverage: Final practice online only, qualifying and race on BBC Radio 5 live.

Indy 500: Fernando Alonso ready to improvise at ‘unpredictable’ race

Fernando Alonso says he expects to find the Indianapolis 500 “difficult” as he attempts to win the prestigious race for the first time on Sunday. The McLaren Formula 1 driver is missing the Monaco Grand Prix to race in the US and has qualified fifth on the grid. “Anyone can win the Indy 500 of the 33 drivers because it is an unpredictable race,” the 35-year-old said. “You cannot plan in advance.…

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F1 gossip: Verstappen, Red Bull, Ferrari, Monaco, Alonso, McLaren

F1 gossip: Verstappen, Red Bull, Ferrari, Monaco, Alonso, McLaren

Monday, 22 May

<!– Max Verstappen has been linked with a move to Ferrari but is not planning to consider offers to leave Red Bull until his contract expires.(F1i.com) Verstappen, 19, also says his crash at the Monaco Grand Prix last year will not impact on his confidence when this year’s race takes place in Monte Carlo this weekend. (ESPN) McLaren are planning to implement the second part of…

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Alonso ‘happily surprised’ by Indy speed on debut Fernando…

Alonso ‘happily surprised’ by Indy speed on debut

Fernando Alonso has admitted he was ‘happily surprised’ to qualify fifth fastest for his first attempt at running the Indianapolis 500.

Dixon sizzles to Indianapolis 500 pole, Alonso fifth Scott…

Dixon sizzles to Indianapolis 500 pole, Alonso fifth

Scott Dixon has set the fastest four-lap qualifying time in 21 years to take pole for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, while Fernando Alonso will start from the middle of the second row.

Scott Dixon Wins Pole For Indianapolis 500, F1 Star Fernando…

Scott Dixon Wins Pole For Indianapolis 500, F1 Star Fernando Alonso Starts Fifth

Scott Dixon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo credit: AP Photo/Darron Cummings Scott Dixon will start on pole for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, ahead of Ed Carpenter and…