Articles tagged Fernando Alonso

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Around the world in 80 ways

The Formula 1 calendar becomes ever more cosmopolitan, yet its farthest extremes might be more accessible than you'd imagine... By Simon Arron "You want what?" From the look on our interpreter's face you might think we'd requested something complex, but we sought only a knife to butter our toast... and the hotel appeared bereft of cutlery. Such can be the reality of the itinerant Formula 1...

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Modern times

Simon Taylor Things are looking up for Formula One. After last year's worries about falling TV ratings and dwindling column inches, we've had two stories that were heaven-sent for the tabloids, and just right for getting the Sunday afternoon couch potatoes to switch over from the Eastenders omnibus. First, the world champion's car bursts into flames during a refuelling stop. Our superhero sees...

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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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Piquet relieved by lucky podium

Nelson Piquet may have saved his Formula 1 career with his opportunistic second place at Hockenheim – exactly 30 years after his father made his Grand Prix debut at the same venue. In Germany the Renault driver ran a longer first stint than anyone else and was able to pit just seconds before a safety car came out. That put him into third for the restart, and when Lewis Hamilton and Nick Heidfeld...

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Räikkönen rejoins reds

...but what will the Finn’s return mean for Ferrari? Kimi Räikkönen is far from the first Ferrari driver to make a return trip to Maranello – the list includes such as José Froilán González, Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Maurice Trintignant, Pedro Rodriguez, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Clay Regazzoni and Gerhard Berger. He is, however, the first to return after being paid a huge sum to walk...

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Villeneuve: 'I'm super-proud of my father'

As Jacques Villeneuve walks through the hotel lobby, he smiles, says hello and shakes hands. “Looking forward to today?” I ask. “Yeah, but it’s only a few laps.” “Maybe you should just keep going round.” He grins. “Well, that’s what my dad would have done, eh?” At Fiorano, Jacques has changed out of his T-shirt and jeans and is now wearing a typically baggy bright red race suit. He is climbing...

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In his happy place

If Jenson Button justified his move to McLaren in 2010, last season he went some way to making the team his own Looking back, it seems ludicrous that the end of 2008 saw Jenson Button facing the scrap heap. With only one Grand Prix victory to his credit, the end of the road loomed as Honda pulled out. Then came the fairy tale World Championship triumph with Brawn, the oh-so prescient move to...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – So, the British Grand Prix is saved. Or is it? – Lewis at Silverstone – a moment to savour – It’s time for Kimi to step up his game again He wasn’t to know it, but DC’s timing wasn’t the best. For some time the word had been that Sebastian Vettel would be partnering Mark Webber in the 2009 Red Bull team, as formally confirmed at Hockenheim, and Coulthard, at 37, had decided that the...

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Matters of moment

Formula 1 driver racing a six-year-old up and down a shoe shop – on a spacehopper. As sponsor PR stunts go it was certainly “memorable”, as Mark Webber put it with Saharan understatement. The Aussie can at least console himself on such occasions by the paycheque he receives, but there’s clearly much about F1 he won’t miss when he walks away from Grand Prix racing at the end of this season....

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