Posts Tagged "Fernando Alonso"

After decades of specialisation and professionalisation pushed the various forms of motorsport only further apart, the world of racing suddenly appears closer than ever before, in part thanks to Fernando Alonso.

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He’s been a mercurial entity in Formula One for many years and 2018 is no different for Fernando Alonso, as his future within the illustrious sport again comes under the microscope.

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A little over fifty years ago Bruce McLaren lined up on the grid for the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix in his McLaren MB2, it was the debut for the eponymous named team the team which we regard today as one of the greatest marques in F1 history.

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Recent headlines have been dominant towards Sergey Sirotkin and his teammate Lance Stroll being hired as pay-drivers, creating skepticism regarding the ability of such drivers.

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Fernando Alonso’s commitment to a full-time World Endurance Championship campaign is encouraging for Formula One and motorsport at large as the landscape shifts in the universally connected age.

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Fernando Alonso has already experienced a stateside dalliance, and he’s displayed every indication that he wants to pursue further opportunities outside of Formula One.

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“You have no chance of winning the world championship if you are not receiving the best engines from whoever is manufacturing your engines,” Ron Dennis said in 2014 on the eve of his team’s partnership with Honda.

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Formula One’s mandatory midseason breather is at an end, and the sport is about to launch into a three-month, nine-round conclusion starting in Belgium this weekend.

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Let this fact sink in: McLaren-Honda has taken 115 grid place penalties so far this season.

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It seems the shock and denial has finally subsided and it’s become apparent that any time frame for progress lies in the long term – McLaren is now openly touting a future independent from Honda.

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When the name McLaren-Honda is uttered in motorsport circles, one reminisces in awe of the dynasty these marques built during the 1980s and 1990s in Formula One.

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McLaren was in the middle of a race this weekend, but it wasn’t the Canadian Grand Prix.

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His surreal and heroic Stateside dalliance over, Fernando Alonso must now return to the reality of his predicament in Formula One, as the issues which facilitated his IndyCar debut refuse to disappear.

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The one hundredth and first running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race is in the books, and to call it a strange day probably doesn’t do justice to the events that unfolded on the racetrack at the corner of 16th Georgetown in Speedway, Indiana.

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Whenever the Formula One driver market opens and a vacancy at one of the front-running teams appears, Nico Hulkenberg seems to be the driver constantly overlooked for a top billing.

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The starting line-up for the one hundred and first running of the Indianapolis 500 was set on Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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We’re halfway to setting the 33-car grid for the 101st running of next weekend’s Indianapolis 500 mile race, with the fast nine determined for the pole shootout on Monday morning (AEST) and, as usual, plenty has already happened.

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While Fernando Alonso jets off to the United States to contest the legendary Indy 500, former McLaren driver Jenson Button will make his return to Formula One following his retirement at the end of 2016.

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The news that Fernando Alonso will skip the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix next month and instead contest the equally prestigious Indy 500 sent shockwaves around the Formula One world.

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In a fascinating development for Formula One, Fernando Alonso, one of its biggest stars, will contest the world-famous Indianapolis 500 — at the expense of the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix.

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