August 26th, 2013
Ferrari says its Spa step forward was only the start of the progress it must make if Fernando Alonso is to win the 2013 Formula 1 world championship.
August 24th, 2013
Fernando Alonso remains adamant that he can win the Belgian Grand Prix for Ferrari despite only qualifying ninth at Spa. The Spaniard is confident that only the changing weather prevented him getting into the top six. “I think it was the conditions that hurt us,” Alonso said
August 23rd, 2013
Formula 1 drivers want guarantees about the safety of Pirelli’s tyres at the Belgian Grand Prix in the wake of the failures that hit Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso on Friday. Amid concerns about the dangers of potential tyre failures at the high-speed Spa Francorchamps circuit, F1′s leading drivers have asked the FIA to get assurances from Pirelli about the safety of its products
August 23rd, 2013
Fernando Alonso emerged quickest for Ferrari as Spa’s famous changeable conditions dictated proceedings in Formula 1′s first session following its summer hiatus. Early rain over the Ardennes circuit meant the first and final sectors were saturated, in contrast to the middle split, where a dry line was rapidly established.
August 22nd, 2013
Kimi Raikkonen remains on Red Bull’s shortlist for a 2014 Formula 1 seat, team principal Christian Horner has revealed. In a surprise twist to the ongoing intrigue surrounding the identity of Sebastian Vettel’s new team-mate, Horner arrived in Belgium on Thursday to claim that his outfit was still some way away from making a decision. And although Raikkonen’s management team had insisted that its talks with Red Bull were over , Horner said that the team had not dismissed the Finn yet
August 21st, 2013
As he arrives at Spa, Hamilton will be under no illusion about the size of the points gap that he has to close down if he is to secure the drivers’ championship. But an analysis of the recent form shown by Hamilton and his Mercedes team should give him reason for optimism that such a task is possible, especially with Vettel’s much closer rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso having started to fall back
August 2nd, 2013
Fernando Alonso is not tempted to join Red Bull next season and is fully committed to a future at Ferrari, says his manager Flavio Briatore. After a weekend of speculation about Alonso’s future, with Red Bull revealing that the Spaniard was a contender for a race seat in 2014 after learning that he could be available, Briatore has moved to quash such talk. He insists that Alonso is thinking only of winning championships with Ferrari, and he sees nothing out of the ordinary about comments his driver made about wanting a ‘car like the others’
July 30th, 2013
Ferrari insists there is no breakdown in its relationship with Fernando Alonso – despite president Luca di Montezemolo’s unhappiness at comments made by the Spaniard. Di Montezemolo issued a rebuke of Alonso’s conduct after the Hungarian Grand Prix, when the Spaniard told interviewers that he wanted “a car like the others” as a birthday present
July 29th, 2013
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has warned Fernando Alonso about his conduct following comments made by the Spaniard during the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.
July 28th, 2013
Red Bull is considering Fernando Alonso as a potential team-mate to Sebastian Vettel for 2014. It has emerged that secret talks took place between the Spaniard’s management and Formula 1′s champion team at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
July 28th, 2013
Fernando Alonso and Ferrari have escaped with a fine for illegal DRS use during the Hungarian Grand Prix .
July 28th, 2013
Fernando Alonso’s fifth place in the Hungarian Grand Prix is in jeopardy as the stewards are investigating a potential breach of DRS rules. A statement from FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer read: “After the race DRS activation data from car #3 was analysed. It was found that the driver has activated the adjustable bodywork in three occasions when he was more than one second behind another car.
July 25th, 2013
Fernando Alonso fears Ferrari faces an unpleasant summer Formula 1 break if it cannot regain ground on Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
July 8th, 2013
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali insists his team is still ’100 per cent’ in contention for this year’s Formula 1 world championship. The Italian squad has not shown race-winning pace in the last four races after Fernando Alonso’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. Alonso, fourth in Germany on Sunday, said after the race that only strategy had helped the Italian team fight for a podium finish
July 7th, 2013
Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari’s decision to qualify and start on medium-compound Pirellis allowed him to overachieve in the German Grand Prix. The Spaniard finished fourth, just 7.721 seconds behind race winner Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull and within two seconds of third-placed Romain Grosjean’s Lotus.
July 6th, 2013
Fernando Alonso denied Ferrari’s qualifying tactics for the German Grand Prix were an admission that it has to gamble to challenge Red Bull and Mercedes. Both Ferraris ran the slower medium Pirellis in Q3, leaving Felipe Massa and Alonso back on row four of the grid.
July 4th, 2013
Fernando Alonso says this weekend’s German Grand Prix will show whether Ferrari has slipped back from its Formula 1 title rivals or just had a one-off struggle in Britain. Despite coming through to third place in the Silverstone race, Alonso remained concern by the pace deficit that left him only 10th in qualifying
July 4th, 2013
Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 drivers are going to have to put faith in Pirelli that changes made to the tyres have improved safety, although he admits there are no guarantees that there will no repeat problems. Pirelli is introducing news tyres at this weekend’s German Grand Prix, featuring a Kevlar-belt rather than the steel belt that has previously been used
June 30th, 2013
Fernando Alonso said his satisfaction over third place in the British Grand Prix was tempered by concern over Ferrari’s lack of pace during the weekend. Although the two Ferraris showed strong race pace, they had only been 10th and 12th in qualifying
June 27th, 2013
Fernando Alonso thinks there is every reason to have faith that Sebastian Vettel can be beaten this year, despite the comfortable gap the Red Bull driver has in the standings. Vettel is 36 points clear of Alonso in the title standings, with the campaign not yet at its halfway point. But despite the widening distance to the leader, Alonso believes that nothing is lost just yet, and reckons Ferrari can still turn things around over the remainder of the campaign