Fernando Alonso http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35910/all en Spain's Alonso says car responded well in F1 pre-season testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/spains-alonso-says-car-responded-well-f1-pre-season-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Montmelo, Spain, Feb 21 (EFE).- Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso said Thursday after recording the best time in pre-season testing at Barcelona's Catalunya Circuit that his Ferrari F138 responded as he hoped to all the various set-up changes his team employed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/spains-alonso-says-car-responded-well-f1-pre-season-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:27:05 +0000 5767289 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso trumps Massa in final practice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/formula-one-alonso-trumps-massa-final-practice-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ferrari enjoyed a one-two in the final practice on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, as Fernando Alonso outgunned his team-mate Felipe Massa late in the session.</p> <p>Alonso, the two-time world champion, was 0.622sec quicker than Massa, who had topped the time charts in the afternoon session on Friday. Lewis Hamilton, recovering from a pollen allergy, was third-fastest in warm but dry conditions.</p> <p>Alonso clocked a lap time of one minute 35.391sec to snatch the best time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/formula-one-alonso-trumps-massa-final-practice-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Grand Prix Fernando Alonso Formula One Human Interest AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 05:15:23 +0000 5814626 at http://www.globalpost.com Alonso finishes 1st in Canadian GP practice session http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130607/alonso-finishes-1st-canadian-gp-practice-session <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Sports Desk, Jun 7 (EFE).- Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in Friday's second free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix.</p> <p>The Spaniard finished fourth in the first session on a very wet course in Montreal, but the roads were mostly dry by the time of the second run.</p> <p>Alonso, driving for Ferrari, completed the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in 1:14.818, just ahead of British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who turned in a time of 1:14.830.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130607/alonso-finishes-1st-canadian-gp-practice-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Alonso Formula One German Grand Prix Agencia EFE Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:23:10 +0000 5852823 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso blames team after qualifying flop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130629/formula-one-alonso-blames-team-after-qualifying-flop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A disappointed Fernando Alonso blamed his Ferrari team on Saturday for failing to improve his car after he had qualified only 10th for Sunday's British Grand Prix.</p> <p>The 31-year-old Spaniard, twice a world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, revealed his frustration with the Italian team's lack of progress immediately after a thrilling session topped by the speed of outstanding Briton Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.</p> <p>Alonso said: "We were not competitive all weekend and it's not normal to see Ferrari out of Q3. We need to recover now and it was a bad Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130629/formula-one-alonso-blames-team-after-qualifying-flop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:31:12 +0000 5871149 at http://www.globalpost.com Ferrari rebuke Alonso on his birthday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/ferrari-rebuke-alonso-his-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Ferrari dealt Fernando Alonso a rare public rebuke on his birthday on Monday for critical comments after Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.</p> <p>"All the great champions who have driven for Ferrari have always been asked to put the interests of the team above their own," the team website (<a href="http://www.ferrari.com" title="www.ferrari.com">www.ferrari.com</a>) quoted president Luca di Montezemolo as telling the Spaniard in a telephone conversation to wish him a happy 32nd birthday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/ferrari-rebuke-alonso-his-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Formula One Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:05:58 +0000 5897064 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Ferrari chief chastises Alonso over comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/formula-one-ferrari-chief-chastises-alonso-over-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo on Monday rebuked the team's star driver Fernando Alonso over comments the Spaniard made following Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.</p> <p>Alonso, a two-time world champion, was unhappy following his fifth placed finish which saw him slip to third in the world championship standings and 39 points behind triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.</p> <p>Alonso said Ferrari "need to improve the car if we are going to have chances to win the world championship."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/formula-one-ferrari-chief-chastises-alonso-over-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One German Grand Prix Technology AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:34:40 +0000 5897122 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Ferrari spat 'misunderstanding', says Alonso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/formula-one-ferrari-spat-misunderstanding-says-alonso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fernando Alonso said on Thursday that the public rebuke he received from Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo was due to a misunderstanding that has been resolved.</p> <p>In a statement, following a disappointing Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari said that di Montezemolo had tweaked the Spaniard's ear after the two-time champion had joked with Italian reporters that he wanted a more competitive car for his birthday.</p> <p>But on the eve of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, Alonso said: "I think it was wrong information coming to the president....</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/formula-one-ferrari-spat-misunderstanding-says-alonso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:36:55 +0000 5915531 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Downcast Alonso demands better http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/formula-one-downcast-alonso-demands-better <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A downbeat Fernando Alonso bemoaned the pace of his Ferrari and demanded improvements after qualifying only sixth fastest on Saturday for the Korean Grand Prix.</p> <p>The Spaniard is second in the drivers' championship going into Sunday's race but trails Sebastian Vettel by 60 points with six races left and has not won a grand prix since his home GP in May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/formula-one-downcast-alonso-demands-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:32:39 +0000 5952585 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso hits back at suggestions of 'decline' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131102/formula-one-alonso-hits-back-at-suggestions-decline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fernando Alonso on Saturday shrugged off suggestions that his lack of competitive pace for Ferrari signalled that he was in decline as a Formula One force.</p> <p>In qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Alonso was outpaced by departing team-mate Felipe Massa and failed to make the cut into the top ten for the first time this year.</p> <p>It was the fifth time in six races that Alonso was out-qualified by his team-mate.</p> <p>But Alonso has beaten Massa in every race except last weekend's Indian Grand Prix where he was held up by first lap collisions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131102/formula-one-alonso-hits-back-at-suggestions-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Sat, 02 Nov 2013 18:16:23 +0000 5978294 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso fastest as Mercedes pile on the miles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/formula-one-alonso-fastest-mercedes-pile-the-miles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ferrari's Fernando Alonso gave the home fans something to cheer about on Friday as he was fastest on the fourth and final morning of pre-season testing in Jerez, southern Spain.</p> <p>In wet conditions following heavy overnight rain, the Spaniard posted a best time of 1min 35.334secs from 55 laps.</p> <p>Germany's Nico Rosberg was second fastest as he continued to give the Mercedes W05 a thorough workout, completing 91 laps in little over three hours to take the team's overall count past 250 for the week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/formula-one-alonso-fastest-mercedes-pile-the-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:47:00 +0000 6058076 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: More testing woe for Red Bull, Hulkenberg quickest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/formula-one-more-testing-woe-red-bull-hulkenberg-quickest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champions Red Bull endured another frustrating pre-season testing session after last month's Jerez ordeal at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit on Wednesday behind Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.</p> <p>Sebastian Vettel's all-conquering team missed out on the first five hours of the opening day of the second series of testing before the 2014 season begins in Melbourne on March 16.</p> <p>When the German world champion finally got their RB10 out on the circuit it lasted only 14 laps, his session brought to a premature end with an unspecified breakdown.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/formula-one-more-testing-woe-red-bull-hulkenberg-quickest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bahrain Grand Prix Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:32:51 +0000 6075141 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso rules out podium for Ferrari in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140508/formula-one-alonso-rules-out-podium-ferrari-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fernando Alonso on Thursday ruled out thoughts of claiming another podium finish for Ferrari in this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.</p> <p>The team, however, was building up a 'slow recovery' after a mediocre start to the season and could recover the speed to join the championship scrap, the Spaniard said.</p> <p>Just a few hours after hearing that the pace-setting Mercedes team believed that Ferrari were their main rivals, Alonso said he had no expectation of delivering another top-three finish, as in China last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140508/formula-one-alonso-rules-out-podium-ferrari-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Thu, 08 May 2014 15:33:18 +0000 6141857 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso still hungry for third title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140605/formula-one-alonso-still-hungry-third-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fernando Alonso sent a positive and optimistic message to his and Ferrari's fans on Thursday when he said he plans to win a third drivers' world title before he considers retirement.</p> <p>The 32-year-old Spaniard, who is widely-regarded as the finest racing driver of his generation, said he may be happy with two titles, so far, but remains hungry for more despite Ferrari's struggle to keep pace with Mercedes this year or Red Bull in recent seasons.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140605/formula-one-alonso-still-hungry-third-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:20:29 +0000 6167925 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Alonso looks for love in cold climate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140719/formula-one-alonso-looks-love-cold-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fernando Alonso is hoping that the sizzling heatwave in central Europe is replaced by cooler conditions on Sunday to give his Ferrari team renewed hope at the German Grand Prix.</p> <p>A break in the weather with storms followed by a cooler spell is needed if the Italians are to shine in Sunday's 67-lap race, he suggested after qualifying only seventh on Saturday.</p> <p>Alonso has won three times at Hockenheim, including his last victory with Ferrari two years ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140719/formula-one-alonso-looks-love-cold-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Formula One AFP Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:31:58 +0000 6209561 at http://www.globalpost.com