Fernando Alonso

Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi: Fernando Alonso

Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi: Fernando Alonso

The Spaniard also said he likes to watch football in his free time and is a big fan of Real Madrid defenders Marcelo and Casemiro.

Nov 12, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton 'one of greatest', deserves success: Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton 'one of greatest', deserves success: Fernando Alonso

Alonso`s positive comments followed a similarly generous assessment from Brazilian Massa who said that Hamilton deserved his place alongside other illustrious multiple champions like Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:29 AM IST
McLaren drivers face hefty penalties in Mexico

McLaren drivers face hefty penalties in Mexico

Former champions McLaren are ninth in the championship and 20 points adrift of eighth-placed Haas with three races remaining.

Oct 27, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Fernando Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Fernando Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, said he would continue with McLaren for one more season.

Oct 20, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Fernando Alonso to decide future after McLaren’s Renault switch

Fernando Alonso to decide future after McLaren’s Renault switch

McLaren are expected to announce at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday an end to their troubled three-year partnership with the Japanese manufacturer and a new deal with Renault starting next season.

Sep 15, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
McLaren's Fernando Alonso braced for Azerbaijan GP, expects a grid penalty

McLaren's Fernando Alonso braced for Azerbaijan GP, expects a grid penalty

Alonso, a double world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, retired in Canada on June 12 due to a power unit failure while running in 10th place.

Jun 19, 2017, 22:45 PM IST
Fernando Alonso sees Indianapolis 500 as the biggest task for Formula One drivers

Fernando Alonso sees Indianapolis 500 as the biggest task for Formula One drivers

The McLaren driver, who will miss the showcase Monaco Grand Prix to race at the famed Brickyard on May 28 for the first time, has no experience of Le Mans either but indicated that would have to wait until after Formula One.

Apr 24, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
Bahrain Grand Prix: McLaren's Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne fail to make it to even starting grid

Bahrain Grand Prix: McLaren's Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne fail to make it to even starting grid

The Spaniard, who will miss next month`s Monaco Grand Prix to race the Indianapolis 500, had already made his feelings evident in radio outbursts heard by a television audience of millions around the world.

Apr 17, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
Zak Brown needs to see a psychiatrist, says Red Bull team chief Christian Horner

Zak Brown needs to see a psychiatrist, says Red Bull team chief Christian Horner

McLaren`s decision to let Alonso go to Indianapolis was widely greeted as a welcome breath of fresh air by many others in the paddock before Horner`s outburst.

Apr 15, 2017, 08:44 AM IST
Mclaren driver Jenson Button to return at Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

Mclaren driver Jenson Button to return at Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

Monaco resident Button, who handed over his McLaren seat to Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne at the end of last season while remaining under contract to the team, won the showcase race in 2009 with Brawn GP.

Apr 14, 2017, 15:45 PM IST
McLaren's Fernando Alonso to miss next month's Monaco GP for Indy 500

McLaren's Fernando Alonso to miss next month's Monaco GP for Indy 500

The two showpiece races take place on May 28 and McLaren -- whose fortunes have plummeted in F1 -- "will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500," said a team statement.

Apr 12, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen puts Ferrari on top; Lewis Hamilton battles physical toll after test-day two

Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen puts Ferrari on top; Lewis Hamilton battles physical toll after test-day two

The greater speed afforded by radical rules changes showed when Raikkonen posted a best time of 1min 20.960sec for a lap at the Circuit de Catalunya circuit since 2013.

Mar 01, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
Formula One: Fernando Alonso sad and disappointed by McLaren's testing issues on opening day

Formula One: Fernando Alonso sad and disappointed by McLaren's testing issues on opening day

McLaren have not won a race since 2012 and the last two seasons, the first of a renewed relationship with the Japanese carmakers, have been fraught with under-performance and unreliability.

Feb 28, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
Nico Rosberg wanted McLaren driver Fernando Alonso to replace him at Mercedes

Nico Rosberg wanted McLaren driver Fernando Alonso to replace him at Mercedes

The German marque has up Williams driver Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton`s new teammate for the forthcoming Formula One season.

Feb 07, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Japanese Grand Prix: Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso struggle in Honda homecoming

Japanese Grand Prix: Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso struggle in Honda homecoming

The combination has made steady progress this year, however, and they go into their home race at the Suzuka track — owned by Honda — expecting to score decent points.

Oct 07, 2016, 19:45 PM IST
Jenson Button turned down offers from rival stables: McLaren

Jenson Button turned down offers from rival stables: McLaren

The 36-year-old Briton, world champion in 2009, announced on Saturday that he was stepping out of his race seat with the team next year to be replaced by Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne.

Sep 04, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
Fernando Alonso praises McLaren as Honda introduce engine upgrades

Fernando Alonso praises McLaren as Honda introduce engine upgrades

"For me, it`s probably the best team I`ve been with in my career.

Aug 25, 2016, 21:19 PM IST
Mercedes likely to consider Fernando Alonso if Nico Rosberg leaves

Mercedes likely to consider Fernando Alonso if Nico Rosberg leaves

Rosberg is currently standing at the top of the championship table with a comfortable lead of 39 points over Ferrari`s Kimi Raikkonen.

May 18, 2016, 12:21 PM IST
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso taking nothing for granted before medical

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso taking nothing for granted before medical

He will undergo more tests at the Chinese circuit on Thursday before the third round of the 21-race season.

Apr 12, 2016, 21:25 PM IST
Bahrain Grand Prix: Championship leader Nico Rosberg tops both Friday sessions​

Bahrain Grand Prix: Championship leader Nico Rosberg tops both Friday sessions​

The surprise of the day was Jenson Button setting the third fastest time in the McLaren.

Apr 01, 2016, 23:23 PM IST