Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso Díaz - Spanish race car driver, twice became World Champion Formula 1 in the years 2005 -2006, was born July 29, 1981 in the administrative center of Oviedo. Your way to becoming the youngest race winner and Formula 1 world champion, Alonso started with karting, where very soon showed fighting spirit. Talking about it four wins in the championship of Spain 1993-1996, winning in 1997 in the national series and the title of vice - champion in the International. In 1998, Alonso made his debut in the World Series Nissan. The debut was more than successful. Fernando became a leader in the last race, received the title of champion. The convincing victory was marked by a novice managers of Formula 1. In 2000 he made his debut with the team Astromega Formula 3 and managed to climb to fourth in the overall standings. In 2001 Alonso, who was then nineteen years old, moved from the test - the main drivers of the Minardi. This season has not brought a single point rider, but Fernando has shown excellent results, both in qualifications and the race. Formula 1 2002 season Alonso missed by staying in the position of the spare pilot team Renault. However, the high speed tests enabled him next year to take place already in the starting lineup. I must say that the leadership of Renault has made sure bet. Fernando was the third Grand Prix in Brazil, won his first pole position in Malaysia and won a convincing victory in the Grand Prix in Hungary, and became, in 2003 the results of the sixth. Season 2004 was held under the banner of the superiority of Ferrari and Michael Schumacher, which did not allow the Spaniard to win a single victory. However, in the following year Alonso took revenge and broke a series of victories Schumacher, becoming the youngest champion in Formula 1. Since 2006, Alonso became a member of Team McLaren. This year has brought him a second championship title. However, conflicts in the team was forced to return to Fernando in 2008, Renault. During the season rider managed to score the maximum points of the pilots, and was fifth in the rankings. In 2009, build on the success Spaniard failed. But, nevertheless, Alonso managed to earn the pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix, and a podium in Singapore. Technical failure of the Renault Fernando Alonso was forced to look for another team. At the end of September 2009 there was a statement that since 2010 a member of the team Alonso Ferrari. During his career, Alonso scored 577 points, 21 scored a victory, won 18 pole positions and 53 podiums.
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Formula 1

2017-05-29 12:34:03

Yusuke Hasegawa the Race ended with disappointment

Yusuke Hasegawa the Race ended with disappointment

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa was disappointed to comment on the race of the Monaco Grand Prix ended with a double-gathering.Yusuke Hasegawa "Today's race ended in disappointment, we miss out on potential points.Stoffel had to start from 12th place, but we knew that it will be competitive. He climbed to 10th place after his pit stop. I think that his performance today was very encouraging, and, unfortunately, he had to finish the race after an offensive chance.Race Jenson could also be potentially successful, but in Monaco it is very difficult to overtake. His accident was disappointing. However, he brought this weekend a lot of enthusiasm and cheerful personality, and I think all members of the team enjoyed the race with him.Ahead of us is Montreal, where we will try to get the first points."The ocean in the race Indy-500 Fernando Alonso also failed the power plant Honda, although the Spaniard really struggled for victory throughout the race.

2017-05-28 22:44:03

Indy 500 Fernando Alonso went down because of engine failure

The debut of Fernando Alonso in the Indy 500 was combat, however, he ended the gathering due to the failure of the Honda engine. Familiar in Formula 1 picture.The Spaniard started the 5th, but after thirty laps was able to get the lead. During the race he fought with Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato and Ryan hunter-ray. After 130 laps of the 200 Fernando remained in the lead but then began to lose ground. And for 20 laps to the finish line went down because of engine failure.

2017-05-27 12:44:03

Jenson button will lose 15 positions at the start

Jenson button, who returned to McLaren for one race in Monaco, will lose at the start of the 15 positions due to the replacement of elements of the power plant.Inherited Button went to the machine Fernando Alonso, where the number of used elements of the power plant approached the limit. After the second practice, it was decided to replace the module MGU-H and turbine. As a result, the loss of 15 positions.Given that it is unlikely that Jenson will play in the final qualification, to start he will have the last row.The second pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn will also receive a penalty for the incident in Spain, he will lose three positions.

2017-05-27 10:24:03

Fernando Alonso I will not go into IndyCar in 2018

Fernando Alonso I will not go into IndyCar in 2018

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said he was not going to go into Indyar on a regular basis.Fernando Alonso "I Have no such thoughts, no such plans. At the moment everything is limited to one race, which I would like to spend. It was a great idea, but again like I don't want to.My first and utmost objective is to continue to win in Formula 1. Indy 500 and Le Mans very attractive, but not in the near future".

2017-05-27 09:54:04

The head of McLaren Alonso will help our sponsors

The head of McLaren Alonso will help our sponsors

The head of McLaren Zac brown believes that the performance of Fernando Alonso in the Indy 500 will help the sponsors to compensate their losses in Formula 1.Zach brown "our customers are very happy with the fact that Alonso will be in the Indy 500.We have very good business partners, whom we fully trust.We analyze and watching how certain things affect the development of their business. So it's a great way to compensate for the loss of effect, which we generate now in Formula 1. We understand that the decision Alonso will go all good.

2017-05-26 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso decided to go to Indianapolis, sacrificing the race in Monaco. Try to understand why he wants it and what he can expect.WhyObviously, McLaren is third year of cooperation with Honda expecting major progress, especially given the emergence of new technical regulations, removing restrictions on the modification of engines. But in fact, the opposite happened the Japanese had developed a completely new power unit, which proved uncompetitive and unreliable.The first tests are, frankly, disappointed Fernando Alonso, whose contract with McLaren expires at the end of this year. The first race also proved difficult - sometimes the car did not even reached the starting field. In order to raise the motivation of the Spanish champion and try to hold him back, new team leader Zac brown invited Fernando to take part in the legendary race Indy-500, sacrificing the race in Monaco, where the McLaren the best chance to earn at least some points.Alonso immediately found a new challenge - to become the second ever winner of the Triple crown.Is this project a second goal. Do not forget that Zach brown is a good marketer, in the past, he worked hard to attract sponsors in Formula 1. Voyage of Alonso for the ocean brought to McLaren this kind of media attention which one could hardly expect such results in the races of Formula 1. In the end, the photos of Fernando and cars with logos of sponsors occupied all types of media.

2017-05-26 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso was the best rookie in Indy 500

Fernando Alonso was the best rookie in Indy 500

In qualifying before the Indy 500 Fernando Alonso showed the fifth result, thus becoming the fastest newcomer.Later, the Spaniard was handed the trophy and check in the amount of 5,000. At least the tickets there and back Fernando paid for.It is noteworthy that the prize Alonso handed johnny Rutherford, who won the Indy 500 in 1974 and 1976 as part of McLaren.

2017-05-25 11:44:03

Jenson button I'm not going for Alonso

Jenson button I'm not going for Alonso

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that he was not going to follow Fernando Alonso to race IndyCar.Jenson button "Indy is really not for me. I didn't even think about it.Personally, I was surprised that Fernando was interested in this topic. But we all love different things. We pilots as a whole, not just the pilots of Formula-1, and we like to do other sports.I would love to win Le Mans. I think it will be a great experience. Obviously, this has to be the right opportunity like Nico".

2017-05-24 11:34:02

Honda has high hopes for Monaco

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa convinced that Monaco can become the most successful Grand Prix of the year for McLaren, as engine there is almost nothing depends.Yusuke Hasegawa "In Spain two weeks ago we made some positive steps forward, but in Monaco the engine power will no longer play a decisive role, so we hope that the race will be the best of the season. This is a very technical and difficult track, the error here should not be allowed, so the machine settings will be key.This is a particularly important week for all at McLaren-Honda. Not only that, we're going to Monaco, the jewel in Formula 1, so we still have a race with Jenson Button. In addition, we will work with Fernando Alonso in Indy 500".Last year the McLaren drivers finished in Monaco at 5th and 9th positions.

2017-05-24 11:04:03

Carlos Sainz I will monitor the progress of Alonso

Carlos Sainz I will monitor the progress of Alonso

The Spanish pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz has said it will monitor the progress of his countryman Fernando Alonso at Indy-500.Carlos Sainz "I watched the qualification and was not surprised how well he spoke. I knew it would be.Race is another story, very long and with so many events that take your breath away. But Alonso can handle it.I'm sure all the pilots of Formula 1 will follow him and hope he will represent us well in the other racing world".

2017-05-24 10:34:03

Niki Lauda will go to watch the race Indy-500

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that I would go to watch the race Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis.Niki Lauda "I have been closely following the adventures of Alonso. Win at Indy for centuries. In my time the team would never have allowed me to go there, even though I had offers. If you can't fly in the US, I will definitely watch the race on TV".

2017-05-24 10:24:03

Alain Prost Alonso will go to Renault

Alain Prost Alonso will go to Renault

Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes Fernando Alonso would not agree to return to Renault, where in the mid-2000s, he won two titles.Alain Prost "Fernando wants to win races and Championships. I don't think we can offer him a car capable of fighting for the title next year, and two years later too.We have to be very realistic. I've been doing this for almost forty years and know how difficult it will be.We have to be very careful. We want progress, but we should not be foolish purposes only so that Fernando will be with us.Your last title Alain Prost won in 1993 with a Renault engine.

2017-05-23 15:04:02

Niki Lauda vs Fernando Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that his team is not going to invite Fernando Alonso.Niki Lauda "Alonso is not in the list of our preferences. We are completely satisfied with Hamilton and Bottas. But, says Toto Wolff, never say never.Earlier, the head of the team Toto Wolff said that the candidacy of Alonso would not approve the company's management, as well there remember the scandal of 2007, when Fernando drove for McLaren-Mercedes.

2017-05-22 17:44:03

In Monaco McLaren will bring a range of updates

In Monaco McLaren will bring a range of updates

During the Spanish Grand Prix the McLaren team used the first package of important updates, and he allowed Fernando Alonso qualify seventh. The second package is expected during the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "We rebuilt the team and now it gives its effect. In Spain we used a new front and rear spoilers, modified plate, and the results on the track coincided with the results in the wind tunnel at 95.In the updates prepared in the wind tunnel and in the stands, we see serious potential. In Spain we introduced the first pack and the second will appear in Monaco".Recall that in Monaco the place Fernando Alonso is the champion of 2009, Jenson button.

2017-05-21 13:24:03

Fernando Alonso I was missing school

Fernando Alonso I was missing school

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that for the sake of karting even missed school.Fernando Alonso "When I was 13, I quickly gained experience and began spending time in Italy, working with the manufacturer of the engines and learning all that I could. It was there that I began to fully understand the kart and karting in General. In addition, I had to skip school when I went to Italy. And I liked it I've got knowledge of a different type.In 1996 I won the world Junior championship in karting. After that my family decided that I would have a future in racing".

2017-05-20 10:34:05

Fifth day of testing at Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Fifth day of testing at Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Fernando Alonso has achieved stability on the track in Indianapolis for the third day in a row it shows the fourth result.In the fifth day of testing at Indianapolis opponents significantly increased. The best time showed the ex-pilot Toro Rosso's Sebastian Bourdais. The result of the French - 38.6074. Alonso lost to him 0.2146 seconds.Russian Mikhail Alyoshin finished the day in seventh position behind 0.2784 seconds.

2017-05-20 10:24:04

Fernando Alonso brown and Dennis different

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to compare the former head of the British team of Ron Dennis and this Zac brown is very difficult.Fernando Alonso "I think they are very different, and I think the new management is not able to magically lead the team to success.Ron had a wonderful time in the past McLaren. He has achieved great success. Now at the helm Zach, striving for more open work. Now fans can learn more about the team and about what's going on inside. Zach is notable for the fact that he is a very demanding approach to the issue of the brand McLaren, wanting to cover everything in the world.

2017-05-19 14:14:03

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Behind the fourth day of testing at Indianapolis. Fernando Alonso once again showed the fourth time.Fernando progressing with each passing day. As yesterday, the Spaniard ended the day with a fourth, but this time work on the track 33 of the pilot, and the best time of the day he lost two tenths of a second.Fernando Alonso "We tried several options. During the day we managed to make progress, so I'm happy with the final result.Every day we are working on a possible racing situations. I worked in traffic and on the open road. On Friday we'll work on qualifying pace."On Friday pilots IndyCar will have one more test day, and on Saturday, after a two-hour practice will be the first qualification.

2017-05-19 13:34:03

The head of McLaren I totally understand Alonso

The head of McLaren I totally understand Alonso

The head of McLaren Zach brown confirmed that he understands the condition of Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "I fully understand his position, he is the double world champion who wants to become a triple world champion. We see that other opponents have moved forward. Alonso really wants to stay with us, but he requires us to move forward. If before the end of the summer break we will not be able to do anything, then most likely, we will lose Fernando".These days brown and Alonso are in Indianapolis, where the training before the race Indy-500.

2017-05-18 14:14:03

Alonso showed the 4th time on tests in Indianapolis

Alonso showed the 4th time on tests in Indianapolis

In Indianapolis, the ongoing tests in preparation for the race Indy-500. For Fernando Alonso the third day ended with a fourth.However, many of the leading pilots of this day of rest, and the gap Alonso from the leader of the day remained at the same level - in the area of 0.6 seconds.Fernando Alonso "it was difficult conditions, because of that, leading the pilots almost did not work. But for me it was a rewarding experience. I learned to fly the machine in a strong wind and change settings during the round.Everything went according to plan. The team has tested several technological innovations".

2017-05-17 13:34:03

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

On Tuesday Fernando Alonso spent the second day of testing at Indianapolis. The Spaniard drove 117 laps and showed 24th result.In the tests took part 33 of the pilot, and the best time on account of will Power, IndyCar Champ 2014. Alonso lost Power 0.6574 seconds gap by the standards of Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Feeling I have a positive, everything as I expected. It is very important to go close behind rival, to gain an advantage in speed on the straight. Our team has six cars and we practiced in this component".In tests participated Mikhail Aleshin, representing the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Russians showed the 7-th result, losing to the leader of the day 0.2123 seconds.

2017-05-17 13:24:03

Head of Mercedes it is a Pity that Alonso is such a story

Head of Mercedes it is a Pity that Alonso is such a story

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he would have immediately made the team of Fernando Alonso, if not for his tarnished reputation.Toto Wolff "If we could bring in a Fernando like he is now, it would be much easier than taking it from all historical context. Lewis plays in the issue of the contract a key role. I think that Fernando is obviously a big problem.I am sure that Alonso is not what it was in the past. Therefore, it can be. View".

2017-05-17 12:34:05

Valtteri Bottas it's Too early for negotiations

Valtteri Bottas it's Too early for negotiations

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas believes that it is too early to think about a new contract.Valtteri Bottas "it's too early to talk about a contract extension. We are fighting with Ferrari, and now it is our main goal.Of course, at some point we will have to start talks about the future, but that time has not yet come".Recall that the contract with Botas was signed only for one season. And at the end of the year, the market pilots will free Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

2017-05-16 13:54:05

Jenson button I don't rule out a return in 2018

Jenson button I don't rule out a return in 2018

Spare pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that while he configured one race in Monaco, where he will replace Fernando Alonso, but next year a lot can change.Jenson button "I think of Monaco as his only race this year. Obviously, if I was again asked this year to speak, I'll be ready to do it. But I'm not gonna ask the team the opportunity.I don't know what will happen next year, but I have a contract with the team until the end of 2018, so don't rule out anything. This year I have a lot of interesting activities. Even the other team asked me for one race, but I disagreed - that was on a tight schedule".

2017-05-16 13:54:03

Fernando Alonso to Drive at the limit is still difficult

Fernando Alonso to Drive at the limit is still difficult

After the Grand Prix of Spain Fernando Alonso went to Indianapolis, where he will continue preparations for the Indy 500. The Spaniard admitted that to pilot the car IndyCar at maximum speeds still terrible.Fernando Alonso "I understand that qualifying lap and the race are different. I was allowed to drive without speed limits, but I'm still scared to go at 400 km/h Leg just releases the gas pedal.The speed is simply incredible. Any pilot loves the feeling of adrenaline, and I just revel in. I think that then I will be only easier.

2017-05-15 15:54:03

The debut of the new Honda engine is delayed

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa confirmed that in Canada, the McLaren team may not get a new engine. Planned updates for Canada may be postponed to a later date to ensure a high level of reliability.Yusuke Hasegawa "We would like to bring a new engine to Canada, but just could not make it. We will prepare the power plant, but for us reliability is important. Probably released with a new engine only in Baku."In Spain, small engine upgrades allowed Fernando Alonso to pass to the final qualification. And during the race, the Spaniard showed the fourth time round.

2017-05-14 21:24:03

Fernando Alonso the Race didn't go as planned

Fernando Alonso the Race didn't go as planned

After starting with 7-th position the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso finished only 12th. the Spaniard admitted that the outcome of a home Grand Prix its not like.Fernando Alonso "the Race didn't go as we planned. We were a bit unlucky with the contact at the second corner with Felipe Massa, and then we're stuck with Daniel Cuatom, costing us time and positions. But we didn't have the pace to fight for points, to be honest. I'm a bit disappointed, but at least we finished the race, and hopefully this is the first sign of our return to the top.Tomorrow at nine in the morning I have to be in the United States, and at 12 noon I'll be in the car for the first IndyCar practice. Now I have 14 hours to rest, nine of which will be spent on the plane. In two weeks I'll only be thinking about the upcoming race".

2017-05-14 16:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

144347 - Today from pole position, 3rd time this season and 64th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.144414 - Next to it is the place to start is the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144547 - Second row turned completely Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144626 - the Third row behind the pilots of Red Bull last year's winner Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.144646 - the Seventh will start the hero of skill and the idol of the local fans Fernando Alonso144721 - Honda brought an updated engine and it allowed for the first time in the season to qualify for the finals of qualification. That's just enough reliability to earn points144745 - Completing the top ten Sergi Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.144801 - Next Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Kvyat and Vandorn.144836 - Actually, the last was to be launched Daniil Kvyat, who was having problems with the updated car, but Stoffel Vandorn received a fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant.144907 - Before the start.

2017-05-14 09:44:03

The Head Of McLaren, Bravo Fernando

The Head Of McLaren, Bravo Fernando

For the first time this season, the McLaren team made it to the final qualifying Fernando Alonso at his home race showed the 7th result.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "In the final qualification, Alonso just drove a perfect lap, which earned him seventh place at the start. Bravo FernandoStoffel quite a bit lost to Fernando in the first session, but it was not enough to pass on. He had problems with balance, and the struggle in the middle group is very tight, so even a small loss of tempo knocked him out of further combat. Sure, together with engineers from Stoffel will be able to find a good setup for the race.I want to thank Honda for a small update of the power plant, which allowed to achieve such a result".