Articles tagged Alonso

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F1 season review

The Motor Sport team shared responsibility for Formula 1 coverage last season. Here are some personal highlights of 19 Grands Prix won by five drivers on as many continents Nigel Roebuck“When I think back to the 2013 season, I’ll remember primarily Vettel – and Pirelli.” Sebastian Vettel recently said he was concerned that the new technical regulations for 2014 might have an adverse effect on the...

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Alonso expected to stay at Renault

The final gaps in the 2009 F1 entry list will be plugged when Fernando Alonso finally confirms his plans after the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Spaniard told Motor Sport: “I know what to do 99 per cent, but after Brazil, everybody will know.” It is widely assumed he will stay at Renault rather than take up an offer from Honda, the team’s recent surge in form having tipped the balance in Flavio...

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Fallen hero

When Schumacher announced his return to F1 with Mercedes, there were shouts of ‘traitor’ in ItalyBy Pino Allievi Fifteen thousand e-mails in a few hours, expressing happiness, disappointment, predictions, surprise: this was the reaction on December 23 after the announcement that Mercedes had hired Michael Schumacher. It was all over the website of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the biggest sporting...

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Virgin's brand-new adventure

After its toe-dipping exercise with Brawn, Virgin has now put its name to a new F1 team. But the men at the helm are by no means inexperienced…By Adam Cooper Virgin Racing team principal John Booth insists he never harboured any ambitions to take his successful Manor Motorsport Formula 3 outfit into F1, for the simple reason that he might as well have been aiming at the moon. “It was just so far...

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2000s

Schumacher and Ferrari domination gives way to a new generation of hotshoes, all set against a backdrop of political strifeBy Adam Cooper It would probably be fair to describe the 2000s as a decade of two halves, at least in terms of results. The first was utterly dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari, who made up for the frustrations of the previous four years. The German won five...

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Reflections

The continued dominance of Red Bull, the greatness of Sebastian Vettel... and the major teams’ unfathomable reluctance to capitalise on Nico Hülkenberg’s gifts As the Grands Prix roll by, I think back to a sunny afternoon in the Daytona paddock in January, and a conversation with Anthony Davidson about the Formula 1 season to come. I began by asking whom he tipped for the 2013 World Championship...

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