Fernando Alonso

Timeline set for Alpine’s Alonso/Piastri decision

May 18 2022 , 11:03 am

Otmar Szafnauer has said Alpine will make a decision on their future driver line-up around the time of the British Grand Prix in July.   With Fernando Alonso’s contract set to run out at the end of this season, speculation remains as to who will partner Esteban Ocon at Alpine next year. The Frenchman’s place […]

Fernando Alonso thinks Lewis Hamilton should be sent to back of the grid over engine usage

December 1 2021 , 11:04 am

Fernando Alonso has poured scorn on Lewis Hamilton’s recent resurgence by claiming his former teammate should be starting from the back of the grid. Hamilton’s world title hopes appeared to be fading ahead of the Brazil Grand Prix this month, when Mercedes opted to alter the internal combustion unit (ICU) on his car – representing […]

Renault to be known as Alpine F1 Team from 2021 season

September 6 2020 , 10:16 am

Enstone squad will race in French blue from next year and under the name of the historic sportscar brand; Fernando Alonso back with team for F1 2021 Alpine is the French manufacturer’s historic sportscar brand and was relaunched in 2017. It already features in the World Endurance Championship, but has never previously been used in […]

Alonso finishes a poor P21 at Indy 500

August 25 2020 , 12:03 pm

Fernando Alonso has failed in his latest attempt to win the Triple Crown, finishing P21 at the Indianapolis 500. Alonso has been bidding to become only the second racer in history after Graham Hill to clinch the Triple Crown, which is achieved by winning the Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and […]

Fernando Alonso reveals Mercedes contact, “open” to return

June 19 2019 , 8:51 pm

Fernando Alonso has revealed that he held talks with Mercedes regarding stepping in to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg. The German driver shockingly retired mere days after beating Lewis Hamilton to the drivers’ title and was eventually replaced by Valtteri Bottas. Alonso signing up to Mercedes would have meant reuniting with Hamilton, almost a decade […]

Fernando Alonso reveals WHEN he will make decision on future after F1 return hints

April 9 2019 , 1:34 pm

Alonso is currently gearing up for next month’s Indianapolis 500 as he seeks to win the final race of the Triple Crown set. But he has maintained close ties to the world of F1 he left behind last year after yet another disappointing season. Fernando Alonso is an ambassador for McLaren, who are providing the […]

Fernando Alonso reveals stance on returning to F1 in 2020

February 5 2019 , 2:22 am

The two time champion from 2005 and 2006 has refused to rule out returning to F1 in 2020 with Michael Schumacher’s comeback cited as an example he could follow. Fernando Alonso forged a reputation as one of the finest F1 drivers of the 21st century by winning two World Drivers’ Championships at Renault. But he […]

Fernando Alonso To retire from F1 at the end of the 2018 seasion

August 17 2018 , 1:57 am

Spanish two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has announced he is to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season. The McLaren driver will end a career that began with a debut for Minardi at the Australian Grand Prix of 2001. Alonso, 37, who is competing in his 17th F1 season, won the 2005 […]

Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24 with Toyota

June 19 2018 , 12:24 pm

Fernando Alonso won Le Mans 24 Hours at the first attempt as he and team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima finally ended Toyota’s long drought. Toyota had never won the sportscar race despite years of trying but finally delivered in an event in which they were effectively without opposition. Alonso’s victory completes the second part […]

Fernando Alonso believes McLaren has caught Haas and Renault in F1

May 17 2018 , 11:19 am

Fernando Alonso believes the McLaren Formula 1 team is now a match for Haas and Renault, despite finishing behind both in the Spanish Grand Prix. McLaren introduced a substantial upgrade package for Barcelona and reached Q3 for the first time in 2018 with Alonso, who started between Kevin Magnussen’s Haas and Carlos Sainz Jr’s Renault […]