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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to miss Bahrain GP on medical grounds

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to miss Bahrain GP on medical grounds

The report claimed that the McLaren driver was not declared fully fit to take part in the coming GP.

F1: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest but says defending champions have more to do

F1: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest but says defending champions have more to do

It was the first time in 2016 testing that the world champions had led the timesheets at the end of the day.

Fernando Alonso sees Mercedes stronger than ever

Fernando Alonso sees Mercedes stronger than ever

The season, which features a record 21 races, starts in Australia on March 20 and the first European round is in Spain on May 15.

Mika Hakkinen believes Fernando Alonso should not take one-year sabbatical from F1

Mika Hakkinen believes Fernando Alonso should not take one-year sabbatical from F1

Alonso had previously confirmed that he will participate in next year's F1 races, starting with the Australian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso calls F1 less 'fun' than other motorsports

Fernando Alonso calls F1 less 'fun' than other motorsports

Alonso said that there was an immediate need to bring some consistency in the race in order to keep it fair.