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

2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

2017-07-18 13:34:05

Fernando Alonso McLaren wings to the decision

Fernando Alonso McLaren wings to the decision

Fernando Alonso said that he needs as soon as possible to learn about McLaren's decision on the question of engines.Fernando Alonso "It's a team decision, and the sooner it is taken, the better you will be prepared for next year.So I guess they'll try to make a decision that I obviously support.It's hard to guess how it will affect performance because there are a lot of combinations of cars and engines.But we have clearly identified what we need. If we can improve, we will be competitive.Judging by the words, Alonso already off zelenim to leave McLaren.

2017-07-17 11:04:03

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

Silverstone in the paddock there were rumors associated with McLaren and Honda. For example, top managers of the McLaren was spotted in talks with Renault. And it is believed that the same leaders McLaren have assured Fernando Alonso at dinner that if he will stay on in 2018, then the car will be installed the top engine.Zach brown "we had a good dinner, and Fernando even finished paying for it. He feels comfortable with us, and we understand each other. He made it clear what he wants from the team next year.On a personal level relationship with Honda is good, but I think everyone understands that we need a much better engine and this is why all this is happening".

2017-07-16 19:54:03

Fernando Alonso a Difficult weekend

Fernando Alonso a Difficult weekend

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race the race Grand Prix of great Britain.Fernando Alonso "Difficult times. A difficult weekend for us which started with a penalty. Then in the race, when I followed the group of pilots, I had another problem.I hope it hasn't damaged the engine, and we will be able to continue to use it in the future.Today, Stoffel was the 11th, so I think we were not fast enough to fight for points. I was able to finish the race 13th or 14th, and leaving the race looks like in this situation less offensive.Now I'm preparing for the Grand Prix of Hungary, and for us it should be the best weekend of the year".

2017-07-16 14:44:02

Daniel ricciardo will lose at the start of another 10 positions

Before the training the pilot of Red Bull got a penalty in the form of a loss of five positions for the replacement of the transmission. After qualifying, the Aussie got another penalty ten positions.Before the race on the machine Riccardo decided to replace the module MGU-H, is the fifth in a row, so the pilot got a penalty of ten positions. In total Daniel will lose at the start of the 15 positions. However, after problems during qualifying, he qualified last, but will start 19th as Fernando Alonso's 30-plus positions.

2017-07-16 10:24:03

Fernando Alonso I would not have closed the issue with the Shield

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the new system of head Shield has the right to exist.However, a transparent head-protection system did not like the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel.Sebastian Vettel "we had planned to race, but I didn't like it, so we quickly removed the system.I had a slight dizziness. Probably because of the curvature of the glass. Besides, you get quite a lot of distortion, and to bend forward really comes out".Fernando Alonso "we will be meeting the pilots, where we will discuss different things, including this system.

2017-07-15 22:44:03

Stoffel Vandorn Good qualification

Stoffel Vandorn Good qualification

For the first time in the season, Stoffel Vandorn ahead in qualifying partner McLaren's Fernando Alonso, showed the ninth result. In addition, for the first time in his career the Belgian will start from the top ten.Stoffel Vandorn "It was a good qualifying for us. Mixed conditions were the most suitable for our cars at this track. I really liked to fly on a wet leaf. I went to the finals, and this is a first for me.Will fight tomorrow for the glasses best. Next to me starts Grosjean, and it's an extra incentive to attack. Tomorrow's race is very important to us - we will try to please fans of the result".

2017-07-15 17:24:03

Fernando Alonso For the fans it was important to see this is the first place

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso won the first part of qualifying at Silverstone, and the second showed the 13-th result. In any case, the Spaniard will start last due to a penalty for changing elements of the power plant.Fernando Alonso "the Traffic didn't bother me, I really showed a clean lap but the car is still not capable of reaching the final. I've flown on the old rubber, so the exit in the third round was impossible.I am pleased that fans were overjoyed when they saw me in the first place in the first round of qualifying. They needed it. We continue to work to fight for the first places not only in individual sessions. If there are mixed conditions tomorrow, for us it will be very good news, as well as pure rain race - glasses in this case will be possible".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-15 13:34:03

Alonso will lose at the start of the 30 positions

Start in the Sunday race the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso will be the last, whatever the result in qualifying.On the eve of Alonso earned a penalty in the form of loss of five positions for the replacement of the unit energy storage. However, before the start of Saturday's practice the car of the Spaniard replaced a number of elements of the power plant, and as a result he will get a penalty in the form of losses at the start of the 30 positions.Recall that the five positions for changing the gearbox will lose Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo.

2017-07-15 12:44:05

Ross brown 25 racing is not that bad for the staff

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that 25 races is not so much for the championship.Recently, after Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso threatened to leave, if in the future there will be 25 races, CEO Formula-1 chase Carey said that his first priority was to hold 21 races in the season of 2018. But now the rumors are about 25 races back.Ross Brawn "25 race is one race in two weeks. Well, sometimes a little more often. A good life, isn't it Not so long ago pilots participated in the tests each week.We asked 30 countries around the world to consider their candidatures for participation in the championship. This is very interesting, when there were many sports events".

2017-07-15 12:34:05

Bottas and Riccardo will lose at the start of the five positions

Immediately the two pilots of the leading teams will get a penalty in loss of starting positions.First, in the Mercedes said that he replaced the transmission on the car of Valtteri Bottas. Later on such a step and Red Bull, where he changed gear box Daniel Riccardo. Both pilots will lose at the start of the five positions.Previously, the fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant received Fernando Alonso.

2017-07-14 09:54:04

Fernando Alonso to return to Silverstone is always a pleasure

Fernando Alonso to return to Silverstone is always a pleasure

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to work in the UK he really likes.Fernando Alonso "Silverstone is a track that I love coming back year after year. Everyone knows that this is a real track with an incredible history and tremendous support of fans, so each pilot is a special weekend. For McLaren it's even more special event because it is home for the team race.I really like the challenge of this track, and a good result here for us to feel like honored. The race here is always very complicated. I hope we will have chances to show good result in his home event. We persistently struggle to gatherings became smaller".Alonso won at Silverstone in 2006, in the part of Renault in 2011 at Ferrari.

2017-07-13 21:44:03

Alonso will lose five seats at the start

Racing weekend in the UK has not yet started, as Fernando Alonso has already received a penalty for replacement of elements of the power plant.During the Grand Prix of great Britain the pilot of McLaren will use Honda for the third specification, which was tested during Friday practice in Austria, at the same place the old version of the module MGU-H. in Addition, the Spaniard will put the fifth unit of energy, and that is what he will get fined in the form of loss of five positions.It is not excluded that in the course of the weekend, the penalty will increase.

2017-07-13 12:24:04

Fernando Alonso I'll take it in September

Fernando Alonso I'll take it in September

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that before September and does not want to hear about new contracts.Fernando Alonso "Now is not the time, I will talk about it in September. It is normal that at the moment it is impossible to talk about the market because Ferrari and Mercedes fighting for the championship, and stability should be their top priority.At the moment Ferrari have a small advantage in the championship, and I hope that they will do their job well."Previously, Mercedes and Ferrari stated that there are no places for Alonso.

2017-07-12 16:44:04

Niki Lauda In the Mercedes there is no place for Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has once again stated that in his team there is no place for Fernando Alonso. The Austrian also believes that the Spaniard will not return to Ferrari.Niki Lauda "I don't think Ferrari wants to work with him. He's gone from having a contract on hand. Also he left and McLaren-Mercedes.We have pilots that work well. If we win with Hamilton and Bottas, then why do we need to change the pilots".

2017-07-12 10:14:03

Roman Grosjean I Have the best teammate

Roman Grosjean I Have the best teammate

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that Kevin Magnussen is the best teammate.Roman Grosjean "Honestly, Magnussen is very fast. People misunderstood him, and he surprised me. He's the best teammate that was in my second career in Formula 1".Partner Grosjean in a first short career in Formula 1 was Fernando Alonso. After the Frenchman after three years back in the championship, his teammates managed to get Kimi Raikkonen, Heikki Kovalainen, Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutierrez.

2017-07-11 16:14:04

Fernando Alonso I don't know what will happen in 2018

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso, no longer hiding its dead-end position in the championship, said that he did not know what to expect next year.Fernando Alonso "I don't know. Briatore says a lot, but he has a lot of ties, so he likes to talk about the future of the different pilots. But I don't think any of us have a clear choice of their place in the next year. We are working on various plans A, B, C, and they are all positive and with the possibility to win immediately next year".

2017-07-11 15:14:06

Stoffel Vandorn not fazed in the season-2017

Stoffel Vandorn not fazed in the season-2017

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn admitted that he did not hand down during the current season, constantly losing Fernando Alonso.Stoffel Vandorn "I don't think we can compare. These two cars almost never go to the track at the same time and under the same conditions. When one is having problems, the other pilot does not.If you look at the results - it's true that Alonso is ahead, but we will also see that the crucial variables, not so much.I have no doubt that when my hands will be a fast car, I will be able to fight for victory. Our project requires time to overcome the difficulties, so it is a priority for the team.The team knows my abilities, I've shown in the past year. I do everything I can to help the team get out of difficult situations. I work in a factory, and everyone knows that I work at 100".

2017-07-10 16:24:04

McLaren and Honda is not going to break up

After a stormy period of cooperation McLaren and Honda, it seems, is back in the right direction. Despite the problems with the third specification of the engine on the car of Fernando Alonso in Austria, Honda continues to work with the British team.The head of McLaren Zach brown "In 2018 we should have a competitive engine. Honda works and develops, and we want to give them the opportunity to improve the situation. We have seen that they can achieve these results".

2017-07-10 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso, Kvyat got too soft a punishment

Fernando Alonso, Kvyat got too soft a punishment

Fernando Alonso believes that Daniil Kvyat, from which he dropped out of the race Grand Prix Austria already in the first round deserves a more severe punishment.Fernando Alonso "I had a great start and went around Verstappen and Sainz, who have had problems. I got up to tenth place, but before the first turn the guys behind were too fast. There's nothing I could do about it. I saw that someone was flying behind me with locked wheels. Think of driving through the pit lane in this case, it is not enough - it is too soft a punishment.Kvyat made a mistake. Everyone knows how hard it is to start from the middle of the peloton and that it is not necessary to play additional meters in the first turn. However, the pilots of the weak teams have to prove their right to drive, so they are at risk. I just happened to be a passenger in his car. Hopefully, next time I just pass the first turn".

2017-07-09 18:34:03

Daniil Kvyat it Was impossible to pass a car ahead of me

Daniil Kvyat's race effectively ended on the first lap when he crashed into the car of Fernando Alonso.Daniil Kvyat in an interview with Syria "First, locked the rear wheels then the front. After that, you're just a passenger of his car. Very disappointing. It was impossible to pass a car ahead of me, so we collided, and then just happened a chain reaction. This happens sometimes with everyone. You need to understand, take action and move on."During the race Kvyat worked a penalty in the form of travel in the pit lane. In the end, Daniel finished last with a lag of three circles.

2017-07-09 18:24:03

Quat and Vandorn earned penalty points

Quat and Vandorn earned penalty points

After the race in Austria from two pilots got penalty points.At the start of the race, Daniil Kvyat crashed into Fernando Alonso, and that - in max Verstappen. The stewards convicted Russian pilot Toro Rosso and awarded him a penalty passing through the pit lane. After the finish of the race at the expense Kvyat has recorded two penalty points.Two points were awarded to the Stoffel Vandorn. The pilot of McLaren ignored the blue flags when he overtook Kimi Raikkonen for what else is in the race, has received passage through the pit lane.On account quata seven penalty points, Vandorn - five.

2017-07-09 16:44:03

Fernando Alonso is Not lucky

Fernando Alonso is Not lucky

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race the race Grand Prix of Austria is already on the first lap.Fernando Alonso "Yes, I had a great start, managed to bypass stopped the car Toro Rosso. But Verstappen I couldn't enter in the first turn. I had to brake sharply and the pilot behind me did not have time to react. It ended in such a hurtful accident. It is a pity, because the race could get efficient".

2017-07-08 22:24:03

Qualifying score after nine stages

After nine qualifications in the five teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots, while four teams, including Toro Rosso, the score is almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 5-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-2Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-5Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 8-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 8-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 4-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 8-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 5-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-5.

2017-07-08 21:14:03

Fernando Alonso I am satisfied with the results and our speed

Fernando Alonso I am satisfied with the results and our speed

Both drivers McLaren were in the second part of the qualification for the Austrian Grand Prix, where Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn showed the 12-th and 13-th results.Fernando Alonso "the Day was positive, I'm happy with the results and our speed. I had to go back to the previous version of the engine, but I still managed to be competitive.Start with a 12-th position with good strategy allows you to calculate for points. The chances will grow if forecasts come true, regarding the rain."Stoffel Vandorn "Weekend for us is going well. In qualifying we achieved the results expected by the team. The results were very tight even a couple tenths of a second and we could go to the finals.We are moving in the right direction, any increase in speed gives the motivation".

2017-07-08 13:34:04

On the car Alonso put the old engine

Before Saturday's practice on the machine Fernando Alonso changed the engine. The penalty will be, because it is one of the previously used power plants.Before the weekend both pilots McLaren was the third version of the Honda powerplant. However, after Friday's practice revealed problems in the work of the MGU-H, so the decision was made to return to the second version of the engine.Stoffel Vandorn continues to work with the new version of the engine.

2017-07-07 22:14:07

Fernando Alonso Today was looking for the limit

Fernando Alonso Today was looking for the limit

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso with a new engine Honda in Friday's practice for the Austrian Grand Prix 8-th result.Fernando Alonso "Today, all looking for the ultimate capabilities of the car, so we saw a lot of mistakes, but tomorrow everything will calm down.Our day was not so bad. In the end, we have completed our programme, despite the lack of time in both sessions. Yes, today I've slightly damaged the bottom, so it had to be replaced. However, we were able to gather valuable information that will be considered in detail in the evening. Tomorrow we will try to evaluate the performance of the machine modifications.There are seven or eight pilots within a few tenths of a second from each other. Only tomorrow we will know whether we are in the top or bottom of this group.Finally, the weather looks unstable. Saturday or Sunday maybe. Personally, I welcome a little rain during the race. This is a normal desire for a team that can lose".

2017-07-07 10:24:03

Niki Lauda Alonso is not welcome in the team

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has reiterated that Fernando Alonso will not be in his team next year.Niki Lauda "Alonso will not be able to come to us. We have Lewis, which in the hands of the contract.Valtteri copes with his work, harmonizing the relationships in the team. In the stable there is simply no room for another pilot".