With one short sentence, Fernando Alonso defended the great Michael Schumacher, criticised Mercedes’ performance, praised Sauber’s 2012 car, and slated the Swiss team’s current driver lineup.
“I am sure Michael would have won three races this year for Sauber,” the Ferrari driver is quoted by the German-language T-Online website. Read more... (235 words, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso has dismissed as “not true” reports in the Italian press of a post-qualifying row with Ferrari team members in India last weekend.
La Stampa newspaper claimed the Spaniard took exception to media comments by Ferrari’s British technical director Pat Fry, and threatened to publish a ‘tweet’ about a lack of aerodynamic progress during his fading 2012 title battle. Read more... (316 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso almost lost his temper ahead of last Sunday’s Indian grand prix, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reports.
The newspaper said the Spaniard was furious after the Maranello based team’s technical boss Pat Fry blamed the drivers for a sub-standard qualifying performance. Read more... (357 words, estimated 1:26 mins reading time)
Sebastian Vettel has hit back at championship rival Fernando Alonso’s claim that the Ferrari driver is really fighting against Red Bull’s renowned designer Adrian Newey.
Watching his title hopes slip further under the wheels of Vettel’s dominance in India, Ferrari’s Alonso said after qualifying: “When we had similar cars to everyone, we were leading the championship. Read more... (312 words, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso has reportedly criticised Ferrari’s lack of progress in recent weeks, as he pushes to regain his recently-lost championship lead to Red Bull’s dominant Sebastian Vettel.
“While there is little talk from other teams but many updates,” he is quoted by the German broadcaster RTL, “we have a lot of talk but very little updates.” Read more... (216 words, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Flavio Briatore is ever more pessimistic about Fernando Alonso’s chances of winning the 2012 championship.
Some days ago, the Spaniard’s former Renault boss said Alonso only has a 30 per cent chance of beating Sebastian Vettel to the chequered flag next month. Briatore is now quoted by Italy’s Tuttosport as saying: “With a (Ferrari) car like this, you do not win the championship.” Read more... (120 words, estimated 29 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso will focus intensely on the final four races of the season amid a ‘media muzzle’, according to the German newspaper Bild. Read more... (304 words, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)
A visibly disappointed Fernando Alonso has in Korea finally lost his long-standing championship lead, as his title rival Sebastian Vettel won a third consecutive grand prix on Sunday. Read more... (136 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso’s title prospects for 2012 have dwindled to just 30 per cent.
That is the claim of former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore, who is still involved in the management of the championship leader’s career.
Recently, Briatore said the Spaniard has all but wrapped up the drivers’ title for Ferrari. Read more... (89 words, estimated 21 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso would be the worthiest winner of this year’s world championship according to Pedro de la Rosa.
Ferrari’s Alonso appeared the outright favourite to secure his third drivers’ crown this year until very recently, when first-lap crashes at Spa and Suzuka allowed reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel to close the gap to just 4 points. Read more... (162 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)