Fernando Alonso has hinted that he will stay with Renault for 2009, it has been reported.
The Spaniard has made clear his intention to join a race winning team in 2009, but with Ferrari confirming their driver line-up and BMW Sauber reportedly having a long-term contract snubbed by the double world champion, that only leaves Honda as a plausible option. Read more... (201 words, 1 image, estimated 48 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso took Renault a step closer to their target of fourth place in the constructors’ championship after making the bold move to switch to intermediate tyres in Sunday’s thrilling and rain-hit Italian Grand Prix. Read more... (407 words, 1 image, estimated 1:38 mins reading time)
Lewis Hamilton took centre stage in Belgium for all the wrong reasons. Behind the scenes, Fernando Alonso was having the drive of his life after switching to wet tyres in the dying laps and slicing through the traffic to take fourth place. Read more... (486 words, 1 image, estimated 1:57 mins reading time)
A late gamble to switch to wet tyres coupled with an uncompromising overtaking manoeuvre in the final corner vaulted Fernando Alonso into fourth place in Spa-Francorchamps, as Renault bid to home in on their championship rivals. Read more... (362 words, 1 image, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso may want to return to a championship-challenging team for 2009, but the feisty Spaniard, renowned for his competitiveness, will be keen to help Renault defeat rivals Toyota in their own battle this year, and is well placed to do so after a sterling qualifying effort in Spa-Francorchamps. Read more... (361 words, 1 image, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso has become the latest Renault-powered driver to attribute Toro Rosso’s performance edge at Valencia to the grunt of its engine, hinting that Renault and engine customers Red Bull Racing are being disadvantaged. Read more... (394 words, 1 image, estimated 1:35 mins reading time)
The inaugural European Grand Prix at Valencia took place against the backdrop of the Madrid plane crash. On Friday a three-minute silence was held as a tribute to the victims of the crash, and on Saturday Fernando Alonso handed out stickers for the drivers to sport as a mark of respect. Read more... (317 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
In October 1991, Nigel Mansell was on the brink of losing the World Championship having had a comfortable lead and certain victory thrown away by another pit lane drama in the Portugese Grand Prix at Estoril. He lost one of his wheels after what appeared to be a smooth and tidy pitstop and was later given the black flag. The next stop after Portugal was Spain, but this time the venue was not Jerez. The F1 circus was about to visit a brand new purpose built circuit near Barcelona, the Circuit de Catalunya. Read more... (987 words, estimated 3:57 mins reading time)
For the second time this season, Spanish hearts were scuttled by the sight of home hero Fernando Alonso dropping out of the fray.
Valencians turned up in their droves to see their man conjure up something special for the first ever grand prix at Spain’s cultural capital. Read more... (347 words, 1 image, estimated 1:23 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso was visibly disappointed with his showing in front of his home fans after crashing out of Q2 at Valencia.
The Spaniard had a set a searing pace in the opening knock-out session and was looking in good shape to take the fight to the front runners, but a costly mistake on the exit of the swing bridge was enough to drop him to P12 for the race. Read more... (382 words, 1 image, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)