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 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.

Even Arnie can`t mask troubled start
Even Arnie can`t mask troubled start

It says something about the state of Formula One when the highlight of the year`s first race is Arnold Schwarzenegger handing out the prizes.

Last place now a triumph for Jenson Button, McLaren
Last place now a triumph for Jenson Button, McLaren

McLaren`s Jenson Button on Sunday said just finishing the Australian Grand Prix was a triumph of sorts as he remained upbeat despite coming in 11th and last.

McLaren look on the bright side after dismal start
McLaren look on the bright side after dismal start

Jenson Button found a glimmer of hope in McLaren`s dismal start to the Formula One season when he at least finished Sunday`s Australian Grand Prix.

McLaren start new Honda era on back row of F1 grid
McLaren start new Honda era on back row of F1 grid

McLaren`s worst fears were realised on Saturday when they suffered a humiliating start to the Formula One season with a woeful Australian Grand Prix qualifying session that left both cars at the back of the grid.

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.

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton quickest in practice ahead of qualifying
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton quickest in practice ahead of qualifying

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton warmed up ahead of qualifying Saturday with the fastest time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

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.

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.

Jenson Button plays down McLaren chances in Melbourne
Jenson Button plays down McLaren chances in Melbourne

Jenson Button has won three Australian Formula One Grands Prix but said Thursday he will not be adding a fourth title with McLaren in this weekend`s season-opening race.

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.

Barcelona Test: Valtteri Bottas fastest as McLaren woes continue
Barcelona Test: Valtteri Bottas fastest as McLaren woes continue

Finish driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest for Williams on the final morning of pre-season testing in Barcelona as McLaren`s reliability problems continued.

Fernando Alonso leaves hospital following crash
Fernando Alonso leaves hospital following crash

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has left hospital following a crash during testing in Barcelona last weekend, his McLaren team announced on Wednesday.

Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after testing crash
Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after testing crash

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso was airlifted to hospital after crashing his McLaren on Sunday`s final morning of the second pre-season test in Barcelona.