'Difficult to feel sorry for multi million pound worth Fernando Alonso'
'Difficult to feel sorry for multi million pound worth Fernando Alonso'

 Fernando Alonso's much talked about return to McLaren after five frustrating seasons at Ferrari seems to have backfired so far but former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard doesn't feel sorry for the multi million pound worth Spaniard.

Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate
Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate

One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso`s Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team`s smiling mechanics, was simple: `Ouch`.

Lewis Hamilton ready to sign on the dotted line
Lewis Hamilton ready to sign on the dotted line

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is ready to sign a new contract that, according to media reports, could net him more than $40 million a year.

Fernando Alonso remains positive despite early retirement
Fernando Alonso remains positive despite early retirement

Fernando Alonso`s first race of the season ended with a 21st lap retirement at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday but the Spaniard saw positive progress at misfiring McLaren.

Fernando Alonso sees rapid progress after closing gap in Sepang
Fernando Alonso sees rapid progress after closing gap in Sepang

Fernando Alonso focused on the positives after he and McLaren team mate Jenson Button qualified on the penultimate row of the Malaysian Grand Prix grid on Saturday.

Fernando Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion
Fernando Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the pre-season crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, the Spaniard saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the accident.

Fernando Alonso return takes focus off Mercedes
Fernando Alonso return takes focus off Mercedes

Formula One rolls into Malaysia this week for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando Alonso.

Fernando Alonso - Return of the king for Malaysian GP
Fernando Alonso - Return of the king for Malaysian GP

Fernando Alonso`s return from his mysterious crash and concussion will give struggling McLaren a boost as the Formula One field strives to rein in Mercedes at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Five talking points for the Malaysian Grand Prix
Five talking points for the Malaysian Grand Prix

Five talking points for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit this week:

Fernando Alonso back at work and preparing for Malaysia
Fernando Alonso back at work and preparing for Malaysia

McLaren`s Fernando Alonso put in a day`s work in the team`s Formula One simulator on Wednesday ahead of his expected return to the racetrack in Malaysia next week after his crash in pre-season testing.

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Australian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton on pole for Australian Grand Prix

World champion Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole position for the Australian Grand Prix by six-tenths of a second from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on Saturday.

Misfiring McLaren plumb depths at Albert Park
Misfiring McLaren plumb depths at Albert Park

McLaren`s sense of foreboding from a dismal winter testing was confirmed at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday as drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen languished near the bottom of the timesheets in the opening practice sessions of the season.

McLaren probe finds no problems with Fernando Alonso`s car
McLaren probe finds no problems with Fernando Alonso`s car

McLaren said on Friday that investigations have found no problems with Fernando Alonso`s car after he crashed in testing and was forced to miss the Australian Grand Prix.

McLaren boss `failed` over concussion denial
McLaren boss `failed` over concussion denial

McLaren boss Ron Dennis said he was wrong to deny Fernando Alonso was concussed when he crashed in testing, as the team prepared to start the Formula One season without the two-time world champion.

Cast-off Kevin Magnussen has point to prove at Albert Park
Cast-off Kevin Magnussen has point to prove at Albert Park

It was Kevin Magnussen rather than Jenson Button who was forced to make way for the arrival of two-time world champion Fernando Alonso at McLaren, but the young Dane has a chance to prove his paymasters wrong at Sunday`s Australian Grand Prix.

Governing body FIA looking into Fernando Alonso crash
Governing body FIA looking into Fernando Alonso crash

Formula One governing body FIA are seeking further information from the McLaren team about driver Fernando Alonso`s heavy crash during testing last month that led to the Spaniard suffering temporary memory loss.

New boy Sebastian Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne
New boy Sebastian Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team`s chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday`s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso still F1's most marketable driver "Survey"
Fernando Alonso still F1's most marketable driver "Survey"

Fernando Alonso will be missing from Sunday`s Australian season-opener but the Spaniard remains Formula One`s most marketable driver, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

'Awesome' Mercedes launch dynasty bid in Australia
'Awesome' Mercedes launch dynasty bid in Australia

Brimful of confidence after successful pre-season testing, Mercedes` bid to build a Formula One dynasty kicks off at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this week, with world champion Lewis Hamilton hungry for a third title.

McLaren braced for troubled start to new Honda era
McLaren braced for troubled start to new Honda era

McLaren start the Formula One season in Australia with star signing Fernando Alonso absent and recovering from concussion, a Honda engine that has yet to run sweetly and a car that has spent more time in the garage than testing on track.