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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2017-11-29 17:54:03

Alonso and McLaren agree on WEC

Alonso and McLaren agree on WEC

McLaren and Fernando Alonso continue talks on whether the Spaniard to spend a full season in the WEC.The head of McLaren Zach brown said in Abu Dhabi that the British team are open to Alonso within the race at Le Mans, as McLaren and Toyota are not competitors. But, it seems that Alonso wants to spend in the WEC full season. Interestingly, calendars virtually no overlap, except for one race.Fernando Alonso "We need to examine carefully the calendars. It would be nice to make this work. I probably would have loved it".Race Director McLaren Eric bulge against such a venture "First of all, calendars are still intersect, so he will not be able to spend the entire season. Of course, we all know that Fernando loves to participate in races. I think he definitely will not be 52 weekends in a year. But it will stand it".

2017-11-29 17:34:03

Stoffel Vandorn I had a doubt to your account

Stoffel Vandorn I had a doubt to your account

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that the past season-2017 tested it for strength.Stoffel Vandorn "This season taught me to never doubt myself. I learned to be confident, no matter what. There were times when I doubted myself, but I knew that to lose his talent over the winter impossible.Work has made me stronger. I now know that throughout his career will be strong. When I get the car to fight for victory, you can fight for the best results.First full season in Formula 1 Vandorn finished in 16th position, right behind partner McLaren's Fernando Alonso.

2017-11-29 15:34:04

Santander traded in the Ferrari for football

Santander traded in the Ferrari for football

Spanish Bank Santander, which has been sponsoring Ferrari since 2010, announced the termination of cooperation with the Italian team. Next year he will work with football Champions League.Santander appeared in Formula 1 in 2007 becoming a sponsor of the McLaren, where at that time moved the Spaniard Fernando Alonso. In 2010 started parallel work with Ferrari. Much later came the two-time champion. In addition, Santander was the title sponsor of some of the Grand Prix.

2017-11-29 10:14:03

Fernando Alonso We were happy with the new rubber

Fernando Alonso We were happy with the new rubber

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in the first day of testing in Abu Dhabi showed 6-th result after the morning broke the car.Fernando Alonso "Today we were satisfied with the work, having tested tires for the season 2018. They are very beautiful, fast and efficient, and the degradation we have already found a common language. I'm happy with.Yes, in the morning I'm a little trim barrier, but the mechanics quickly repaired the broken suspension. I returned to the track before lunch. This helped to complete the entire program without delay.Now the season is over and I go home. But very soon I will begin training for next season".

2017-11-28 11:44:03

In Abu Dhabi started tests

After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.

2017-11-27 16:54:03

Fernando Alonso I will not lose concentration in the Formula-1

Fernando Alonso I will not lose concentration in the Formula-1

Fernando Alonso next year will be different races in addition to Formula 1, but the Spaniard denies that it will spray his attention.Fernando Alonso "No. The key is concentration, when you lower the visor. In the car you always come back to their environment and can focus on what is happening without problems."In late January, Alonso will take part in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, and in June he will start on the 24 hours of Le Mans.

2017-11-27 16:44:04

Roman Grosjean I Have a great relationship with Magnussen

Roman Grosjean I Have a great relationship with Magnussen

Roman Grosjean said that he is cooperating with his teammate Haas Kevin Magnussen.Roman Grosjean "I think the team did a great job this year with their work. I also want to mention that I have a great relationship with Kevin.To be honest, this is the best teammate that I ever had in my career. It's worth it when the team is trying to reach the top".Informed partners of Grogan was Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutierrez.

2017-11-27 12:04:04

Honda wished success to McLaren

The race in Abu Dhabi was the last for the Union McLaren-Honda. Fernando Alonso finished 9-m, Stoffel Vandorn - 12. After the finish of Japanese motorists wished the British team success.Yusuke Hasegawa, Honda "the Last race was very emotional. At the same time, we have achieved relative success both cars got to the finish, and Fernando earned points. In the last races we have not had reliability issues that, given the difficult start to the season, can be considered a success.The last three years have been challenging, but I have to Express my admiration for the pilots and team members of McLaren-Honda. I also want to thank all the fans who have supported us.Honda is now concentrating on the season of 2018. We will do our best to have pre-season tests to solve all the problems. And we wish the team of McLaren's success with a new partner".

2017-11-27 11:24:06

Fernando Alonso It was an important race for the team

Fernando Alonso It was an important race for the team

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished ninth. It was the last race for the Union McLaren-Honda.Fernando Alonso "It was an important race for us. It was the last stage of the joint project McLaren-Honda. The race was uninteresting, except for the interesting struggle with Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz. We decided to fight with Felipe, and it worked, but then for most of the race we were just driving along. It was exactly the race the start was great, the strategy is successful - so I'm happy earned two points.For us it was a tough season, it's been a hard three years, but I'm still very proud of this project. From the point of view of the results, we really played below his expectations, but nevertheless, everyone worked very hard forces. Now, we wish all the best to Honda and waiting for the start of the project McLaren-Renault. Now this is a new Chapter in our history".

2017-11-25 20:24:04

Fernando Alonso In the race we will be faster

Fernando Alonso In the race we will be faster

Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed 11-th result. To reach the final of the McLaren did not have a few hundredths of a second.Fernando Alonso "I'm happy with my 11-th result is our maximum. I have the feeling that during training all use the magic button of increase of power, and we retreat.In race mode, we are very competitive, so tomorrow I expect to compete for points. Since we're not fighting for a place in the Cup of designers, we don't have anything pressing. Just try to make a good show".

2017-11-25 20:14:04

Qualification account after Abu Dhabi

Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.

2017-11-24 23:04:04

Fernando Alonso It was a productive day

Fernando Alonso It was a productive day

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the first day of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed 10-th result.Fernando Alonso "Today we had a productive day. No matter how many points we can take on Sunday, our position in the League, it seems, is already sealed, so this last Friday we with a high priority were testing new products.Today we checked much, but everything went pretty smoothly. The team did a wonderful job completing all tasks. Tomorrow we will try to reach the final, even if it will be a tough task. We will fight with Williams, Renault and Force India".

2017-11-24 14:14:04

Fernando Alonso - McLaren sponsor

Fernando Alonso - McLaren sponsor

Next season one of the sponsors of McLaren will be Sam Fernando Alonso, or rather, his company Kimoa.Kimoa - fashion brand, which in March 2017 launched Fernando Alonso and his Manager Luis Abad.Fernando Alonso "I am 16 years competing in Formula 1, and it's hard for me to find new motivation. The situation was corrected the launch of the brand Kimoa. This is an interesting project which I develop together with my friends.Next year Kimoa logos will appear on my machine Formula 1 - I am filled with a sense of pride".

2017-11-23 11:04:04

Mark's Wife Alonso can win at Le Mans

Mark's Wife Alonso can win at Le Mans

Spanish ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark's Wife believes that his compatriot Fernando Alonso can win in Le Mans next year.Although the deal is not yet completed, the tests Alonso for Toyota indicate that the place in 2018, likely will be for a two-time champion of Fomrula-1.Mark Wife, "of Course he will. Especially if next year the manufacturers will be only Toyota, because it is very difficult to win Le Mans as a private team.I think that now Fernando could easily win this race. Alonso is very good, and he really enjoys racing in all forms.No, I don't think Alonso wants to leave the championship. Good thing he can act anywhere without compromising the Formula-1".

2017-11-22 11:14:05

Felipe Massa doubts that Alonso will win the title in 2018

Felipe Massa doubts that Alonso will win the title in 2018

Former teammate Fernando Alonso at Ferrari Felipe Massa does not believe that the Spaniard can win the title in the season of 2018.The Brazilian retires at the end of the year, but admits that his next step will probably be the transition to Formula-E. Felipe Massa "I think it's the most interesting championship to compete and to win again. This is the future of the automotive industry. On these machines we're all going to go.Again to win the championship, Williams have a lot more money, but I think that if the team is already able to slightly improve in some areas, podiums will be guaranteed.As for Strolla, he is now much better shows itself compared with the beginning of the year, but I think to judge his talent can only be a couple of years.I would say that the best my partner was with Schumacher. He played at the same level, maybe even slightly higher than Lewis.Among the other pilots, I would pick Vettel, and then Verstappen. In this order only because max is not enough experience.As for Alonso, then next year it will be easier, but he will not fight for a title".

2017-11-20 13:14:04

Alonso happy with first tests behind the wheel of a LMP1 car

Alonso happy with first tests behind the wheel of a LMP1 car

Fernando Alonso did behind the wheel of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid sport prototype on the track in Bahrain in the framework of the tests beginners WEC. The Spaniard drove 113 laps and showed a time of 143.013.Fernando Alonso "It was a great day The job behind the wheel of the car of the LMP1 class are always interesting for any pilot, because this incredible machine.I've always wanted to try a similar technique, and I succeeded. I am very happy".

2017-11-19 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Today in Bahrain, will start tests WEC. Part of the factory Toyota team will work Fernando Alonso. Two-time Formula 1 world champion, will sit behind the wheel of a sports prototype Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6 LMP1.Recall that Alonso is going to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. It is not excluded that Fernando will start and other WEC races.There, in Bahrain, is the first tests, the Russian car BR01.

2017-11-15 11:54:04

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn stated that it did not need the help of Fernando Alonso as a guide to the championship.After a slow start, the Belgian newcomer is now regularly competes with his teammate Fernando Alonso, which is probably one of the best pilots of Formula-1.Stoffel Vandorn "he's Probably the best pilot in Formula 1. I have a good relationship with him, even if we did compete on the track, but that's okay.This year we have a strong car, but it was positive for me because I had the chance to get closer to Alonso.But he is not my mentor, as Mass to Stroll. Of course, we work together as one team and moving in the same direction, but he's not standing right next to me, supervising my work.We are very open and talk a lot outside of the track, but he is not my mentor. Perhaps Strolla need it, but not me".

2017-11-15 11:24:03

Fernando Alonso Toro Rosso should frighten the weak power Honda

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the deal with Honda should really worry the Toro Rosso.Fernando Alonso "No power should disturb Toro Rosso next year.As for Renault, it is the best engine manufacturer in Formula 1 over the last 15 years. They've won more titles than anyone, so I'm not worried".

2017-11-14 13:24:04

Alonso Hooray There was only one race with a Honda

Alonso Hooray There was only one race with a Honda

Fernando Alonso was happy to comment on the fact that left to play only one race with Honda engines.Fernando Alonso in an interview with Nextgen-Auto "I can't wait, when will the cooperation with Honda. Ahead of Abu Dhabi, and I hope the last time we will hold the race in such conditions.For three years we constantly need more power. Surprisingly, while in Brazil we were able to deal with the Weight, which Mercedes engine".

2017-11-13 11:54:04

Reserve the pilot of McLaren debuted in Formula 2

Reserve the pilot of McLaren debuted in Formula 2

Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3 and the new reserve pilot McLaren, at the end of November to debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Lando Norris "I won the Formula 3 on the first attempt and next season will be either Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula. Of course, my goal is to one day become a Formula 1 driver.Two races in Formula 2 - a nice bonus for me which I chose. The first time I will participate in the race, which will be a mandatory pit-stop".Recall that in late January, Norris will participate in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.

2017-11-12 22:24:03

Fernando Alonso We did not have much power

In Brazil, Fernando Alonso finished eighth. The whole race he was chasing Felipe Massa, but to go forward don't let a low power Honda engine.Fernando Alonso "We did not have much power during the whole race, and this was in Mexico. Several times I was very close to the Ground on the last turn, but even with activated DRS he left us. Okay, let Toro Rosso next year to worry about engine power.For us it's a great weekend I started sixth in the first rotation was the fifth and eventually earned some points".

2017-11-12 20:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.

2017-11-12 08:44:03

Fernando Alonso Today I'm happy with the 7th position

Fernando Alonso Today I'm happy with the 7th position

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the seventh result, which after the fine Daniel Riccardo will become the sixth starting position.Fernando Alonso "Today, I'm happy with the 7th position, especially because the fight was difficult. The conditions were very difficult you see the rain drops on the helmet visor, and it's a little comforting. Even when wet asphalt, we need to trust what your machine is doing. Your mind is in this car can't help you.Yesterday we were not happy with its balance and performance, but today the machine is activated and we become more competitive. The sixth position is a fantastic starting position to fight for points. But we know that Hamilton and ricciardo will break up the tail of the peloton. I will try to defend as long as you can. It doesn't rain tomorrow, but if it was, something to fight for points it would be much easier".

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 12:24:03

Alonso is not limited to Le Mans

A source within the team Toyota serving the WEC, said that Fernando Alonso has agreed on a set of performances in the 24 hours of Le Mans.An unnamed source told the BBC "the Participation in Le Mans consistent. Now there are negotiations about participation in other races".

2017-11-11 08:44:04

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in 10th position.Fernando Alonso "Today was more difficult than we expected. During the first session we ran into some problems, and then the second was again having trouble with the engine. We lost valuable time on the track and in the end we were not able to complete the entire program. We tried to move the priority items on the circles when the machine was on the track that allowed more or less remain satisfied with the result.Tomorrow some more will need to recalibrate the machine, so we'll see what we can do. The time between the rivals are very close, so the struggle for an exit in the final qualification will be very tight. But if it rains it will be our chance".

2017-11-10 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso Is the track with the legendary history

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso told about his attitude to the Brazilian highway, where this weekend will host the Grand Prix of Brazil.Fernando Alonso "Interlagos is one of the great classic tracks on the Formula 1 calendar, with an incredible history and a long list of famous names that got their first place trophies. It is also one of the most dramatic Grand Prix of the year, as the race is rich in incidents and overtaking, and the weather has a great influence on the course of events.This route should be approached our car more than the last couple tracks, so we hope to be able to fight for a good result in qualifying and the race. This is a really fun track - short range with good speed, and a new car will surely break the records of previous years."Alonso has never won in Brazil, although, for example, in 2005, started from pole position.

2017-11-09 16:14:03

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

The head of McLaren Zac brown once said that Fernando Alonso left the British team because of non-cooperation with Honda and transfer over to the power plant of Renault.Zac brown "the Owners of the championship, a Liberty Media company in the face of chase Carey and Ross brown helped us go to the motors Renault. If not for their active participation, I don't think we could agree. But if we don't have Renault engines, then we wouldn't have Alonso".