March 26th, 2015
Fernando Alonso is certain his McLaren Formula 1 car’s steering “locked” in his Barcelona test crash and dismissed suggestions he cannot remember the accident or that wind was a factor. The two-time world champion missed the final pre-season test and the Australian Grand Prix following the crash, in which he suffered concussion. On Thursday, the FIA medical delegate and track doctor gave the Spaniard the all-clear to return for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. McLaren had initially ruled out mechanical failure and intimated that a gust of wind was a likely cause, but Alonso said: “Even a hurricane would not move the car at that speed. UNCUT: Alonso on his testing crash “There was a lot of attention on that day and probably the first answers the team and my manager [...]
January 17th, 2011
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is certain that Michael Schumacher (pictured) will be a serious Formula One title threat in 2011. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn.
December 28th, 2010
CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel won the last two races of the Formula One season to beat Fernando Alonso and win the Formula One World Driving Championship. (Steve Etherington Photo) Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win the Formula One World Driver’s Championship, clinching the title by winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and defeating former World Champion Fernando Alonso by four points.
November 14th, 2010
Sebastian Vettel bagged the Formula One World Championship Sunday during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Steve Etherington Photo) ABU DHABI — Things were not supposed to work out like this
October 5th, 2010
Fernando Alonso has the support of Ferrari as he chases the Formula One World Championship this year. (Steve Etherington Photo) TOKYO — Fernando Alonso has the luxury of teammate support in the final races as Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has made it very clear that Felipe Massa must play the wingman role. Red Bull and McLaren, meanwhile, have all their drivers in the championship hunt and thus are issuing no team orders
September 26th, 2010
SINGAPORE — Fernando Alonso did not need the aid of a teammate deliberately crashing to help him win this year’s Singapore Grand Prix as was the case the scandal-tainted 2008 race under the lights in the city’s streets. Instead, he started from the pole and led all 61 laps in his Ferrari and took the victory by a mere .293 of a second over Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull.