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Charles Leclerc sparks Ferrari celebrations with Italian Grand Prix win

Valtteri Bottas was second for Mercedes with five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton a distant third after tyre wear took its toll in a thrilling battle with the 21-year-old Monegasque.

Sep 08, 2019, 21:08 PM IST

Can F1 teammates be real mates? Why not, say McLaren drivers

History suggests that when drivers are fighting for race wins and championships, and enjoy equal status in the same competitive cars, then real friendship is often the first casualty.

Jul 19, 2019, 09:39 AM IST

Fernando Alonso to leave Toyota World Endurance Championship team after Le Mans

Toyota said twice Formula One world champion Alonso "will explore new motorsport adventures within the Toyota Gazoo Racing family".

May 01, 2019, 18:24 PM IST

New McLaren a step forward in every aspect, says Fernando Alonso

The 37-year-old Spaniard last drove a Formula One car in November but he was at the Bahrain circuit in a tyre testing role as well as to get a feel for the new car and provide feedback.

Apr 03, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

McLaren could turn to Fernando Alonso if they need a reserve

Double world champion Alonso, 37, left Formula One at the end of last season but is set to compete with McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Feb 15, 2019, 07:18 AM IST

Remember me as a fighter, says departing Fernando Alonso

 Fernando Alonso may return in some role or other but the chances of him again gracing the Grand Prix racetrack are remote.

Nov 25, 2018, 14:12 PM IST

Motor racing: F1 farewells abound as Abu Dhabi wraps up 2018 season

The two times world champion might have had more titles to his name with better fortune and more astute career moves but he has remained a racer to the end, even in an uncompetitive car.

Nov 21, 2018, 15:25 PM IST

Fernando Alonso to retire from F1 at end of the season after 17 years

The 37-year-old Spaniard is competing in his 17th Formula One season

Aug 15, 2018, 07:27 AM IST

Fernando Alonso fastest on official Le Mans test day

Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso limbered up for his Le Mans 24 Hours debut by recording the fastest lap in Sunday`s official testing for the French sportscar race.

Jun 04, 2018, 13:22 PM IST

Formula One: McLaren car is '100 percent' ready, says Alonso

Fernando Alonso has played down reliability concerns about the new Renault-powered McLaren, saying problems that arose during pre-season testing have been fixed and the car will be “100 percent” ready for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:17 PM IST

Rafael Nadal considered 'ideal boss' in Spanish survey

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is the sports personality most Spaniards would like to have as their boss, according to a report published by a human resource company.

Mar 20, 2018, 19:49 PM IST

Fernando Alonso lone driver to complete timed lap as heavy snow wipes out third day of Formula One testing

The Spaniard`s `fastest` time of two minutes 18.545 seconds, set right at the end, was nearly a minute slower than Sebastian Vettel`s Tuesday best for Ferrari. Neither Ferrari nor Mercedes sent a car out of the garage, with the Italians deciding early on that there was no point.

Feb 28, 2018, 23:52 PM IST

Fernando Alonso praises F1 car developments, new technology

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso compared the F1 race cars to a "laboratory", stressing that the vehicles generate and incorporate an unimaginable amount of data.

Feb 28, 2018, 13:53 PM IST

Formula One: Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fastest in testing but Fernando Alonso loses a wheel of his McLaren

Ricciardo completed 103 laps of Barcelona`s Circuit de Catalunya, the only driver to break into three figures on a day that started sunny but ended with rain and plunging temperatures. Alonso provided the early headlines, returning to his home track with a smile a year on from a testing nightmare with Honda engines and becoming the immediate focus when his car`s right rear wheel came off.

Feb 27, 2018, 09:12 AM IST

Formula 1: Fernando Alonso does six laps before a wheel comes off

The former world champions, who are starting a new engine partnership with Renault after three troubled years with Honda, played down the incident.

Feb 26, 2018, 18:03 PM IST

McLaren-Renault confirm Fernando Alonso to train at Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit

Alonso' s teammate Stoffel Vandoorne of Belgium will drive on Tuesday and Thursday during the first four-day training series for the Formula One teams, reports Efe.

Feb 26, 2018, 15:10 PM IST

Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button pay tribute to Mark Schumacher

Former Formula One counterparts Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and team-mate Jenson Button have paid tribute to legend Michael Schumacher on the fourth anniversary of his horrific accident.

Dec 30, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

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

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

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