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Fernando Alonso

1981-07-29 (age 40)
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Alonso doubts podium possible this year without ‘chaotic’ race

Fernando Alonso doubts he will be able to pick up a Formula 1 podium finish through the remainder of his comeback season without a “very chaotic race”.

Alonso: F1 needs more equal cars so podium fight is open
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Alonso: F1 needs more equal cars so podium fight is open

Formula 1 needs to do more to level out the performance between different cars, reckons Fernando Alonso, so the fight for podiums is more equal.

Alonso: Alpine "best team" in F1 midfield without fastest car

Fernando Alonso thinks Alpine is the best team in Formula 1's midfield despite not having a car as fast as the likes of Aston Martin and AlphaTauri.

Alonso: Verstappen, Hamilton "did what they should do" in F1 clash

Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Alonso suggests return of one-shot qualifying to help F1 sprint races Italian GP
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Alonso suggests return of one-shot qualifying to help F1 sprint races

Fernando Alonso believes a return to one-shot qualifying could help improve the action in Formula 1's sprint race weekends by changing the "natural order" of the cars.

Zandvoort's banking made Alonso 'sad' about F1's off-camber trend

Fernando Alonso says the success of Zandvoort’s banked corners makes him ‘sad’ that Formula 1 spent recent years focusing on off-camber bends.

Alonso: Tyre unknowns behind lack of Dutch GP overtaking

Fernando Alonso believes the unknown challenge Formula 1 teams faced with tyres at Zandvoort last weekend led to a lack of overtaking upon the Dutch Grand Prix’s return.

Alonso: ‘Pure luck’ unseen Turn 3 lock up didn’t result in crash

Fernando Alonso says it was ‘pure luck’ he didn’t crash out of Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix late on after a big Turn 3 lock-up chasing Carlos Sainz.

Aston Martin rubbishes Alonso F1 offer rumours

Aston Martin has rubbished any talk that it offered Fernando Alonso a contract to be Lance Stroll's Formula 1 teammate next year.

Alonso: Personal and Alpine progress key to F1 future beyond 2022

Fernando Alonso sees no reason why he will not stay in Formula 1 beyond the end of 2022, as long as he and his Alpine team keep improving.

What F1 has planned for driver-eye cam after Spa acclaim

Formula 1 fans watching Friday’s practice sessions from Spa received a pleasant surprise when the broadcast included some spectacular shots from a camera positioned in Fernando Alonso’s helmet.

Alpine announces Alonso renewal for 2022 F1 season
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Alpine announces Alonso renewal for 2022 F1 season

Fernando Alonso will continue to race with Alpine in Formula 1 next year after the team confirmed his contract had been extended.

Alonso: “No guarantee” top F1 teams will nail 2022 regulations
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Alonso: “No guarantee” top F1 teams will nail 2022 regulations

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is expecting the all-new regulations for 2022 to throw up "many surprises" when the new generation of cars are unveiled at winter testing. 

Alonso an "ideal" option for Alpine if it builds new car for WEC

Formula 1's Fernando Alonso will be in the frame to race sportscars with Alpine should it stay in the top class of the FIA World Endurance Championship with an all-new car.

Alpine F1 team "blown away" by Alonso's race craft

Alpine Formula 1 executive director Marcin Budkowski says the Enstone team has been "blown away" by Fernando Alonso's race craft across the first half of the 2021 season.

Alonso: Alpine has lost too much ground to McLaren

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso has conceded that his team has lost too much ground to McLaren in 2021, but says the fact that the Enstone team reduced the gap to F1's frontrunners is encouraging.

Why Alonso thinks he'd beat his younger self 'with one hand'
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Why Alonso thinks he'd beat his younger self 'with one hand'

If Fernando Alonso's tenacious Hungarian Grand Prix drive taught us one thing, it's that he's lost nothing of the canny race craft that helped him win two world championships.

Fernando Alonso: F1's British bias made me/Verstappen 'bad guys'

Fernando Alonso feels that Formula 1’s British-centric views are the cause of drivers like him and Max Verstappen being portrayed as the sport’s ‘bad guys’.

Ocon: Warnings about Alonso as F1 teammate proved to be wrong
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Ocon: Warnings about Alonso as F1 teammate proved to be wrong

Esteban Ocon says warnings he was given about potential trouble he could face as Fernando Alonso's Formula 1 teammate have proved to be completely wrong.

Alonso "incredible" in F1 defence against Hamilton - Alpine Hungarian GP
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Alonso "incredible" in F1 defence against Hamilton - Alpine

Alpine Formula 1 has praised Fernando Alonso's role in helping teammate Esteban Ocon win the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying the Spaniard was "absolutely incredible" in holding up Lewis Hamilton.

Brawn defends Alonso's "tough" defensive F1 moves on Hamilton Hungarian GP
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Brawn defends Alonso's "tough" defensive F1 moves on Hamilton

Ross Brawn believes that Fernando Alonso’s “tough” defensive moves in Hungary were fair despite sparking an in-race complaint from Lewis Hamilton, making for a “brilliant” Formula 1 battle.

Alonso taught Hamilton the F1 racing line in Hungarian GP

Fernando Alonso reckons he taught Lewis Hamilton a better racing line in Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix that the Mercedes driver then applied to pass Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Ocon credits Alonso for role in shock Hungary F1 race victory Hungarian GP
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Ocon credits Alonso for role in shock Hungary F1 race victory

Esteban Ocon paid tribute to Fernando Alonso for his role in helping him take a shock maiden Formula 1 victory for Alpine in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus, Williams F1 cars in new Petersen exhibit

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is showing its first-ever exhibit dedicated solely to Formula 1, with 10 cars and a 180-degree immersive video.

Alonso didn’t expect to still be racing in Formula 1 at 40

Fernando Alonso says he did not expect to still be racing in Formula 1 at the age of 40 after celebrating his birthday on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian GP.

Alonso feels like 25 ahead of turning 40 in Hungary

Fernando Alonso is showing few signs of dwelling on becoming the Formula 1's latest driver racing over 40 in Hungary this weekend, saying he feels like he is 25.

Alonso has "spicy" idea to lift F1 qualifying

Fernando Alonso says he likes Formula 1's new sprint format, but he would prefer Friday's qualifying session to be "more spicy."

Alonso clarifies ‘dark side’ F1 comments at British GP

Fernando Alonso has clarified his comments about racing on “the dark side” in Formula 1 after his aggressive start to Saturday’s sprint race at Silverstone.

The funny pitwall moment triggered by Alpine's soft tyre choice British GP
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The funny pitwall moment triggered by Alpine's soft tyre choice

Fernando Alonso brought Formula 1’s first sprint race alive at the British Grand Prix, when an inspired choice of soft tyre helped him catapult up the field at the start.

Aggressive Alonso plans to stay on F1's “dark side”

Fernando Alonso says he plans to stay on the “dark side” for the rest of 2021 after an aggressive performance in Formula 1’s first sprint event at Silverstone.

Alonso doubts Williams will now be a regular F1 threat to Alpine

Fernando Alonso doubts that Williams will now become a regular threat to Alpine in Formula 1 despite his battles with George Russell over the two Austria race weekends.

Why the F1 title-winning Alonso is back, both on and off-track Prime

Why the F1 title-winning Alonso is back, both on and off-track

OPINION: Fernando Alonso's lacklustre start to his Formula 1 comeback in 2021 raised questions about whether the same Spaniard many argue is one of the best drivers of the modern era was still in there. But recent events have shown the fire still burns inside the double world champion and that he still has the belief in himself to do the job.

Alonso felt "stupid" sticking to Turn 1 track limits in Austria

Fernando Alonso felt “a little bit stupid” sticking to track limits at Turn 1 in Sunday’s Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, believing he lost places due to drivers running wide.

Alonso felt ‘sad’ taking final F1 point off Russell in Austria Austrian GP
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Alonso felt ‘sad’ taking final F1 point off Russell in Austria

Fernando Alonso felt “a little bit sad” that the battle to score the final point on offer in Sunday’s Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix had to be with George Russell.

Alonso urges FIA to help F1's gentleman's agreement in qualifying

Fernando Alonso believes the FIA needs to do more to stop Formula 1 drivers going too slowly on qualifying outlaps after the Austria Q2 incidents on Saturday.

Alonso: No F1 penalty will be enough for Vettel after Q2 incident Austrian GP
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Alonso: No F1 penalty will be enough for Vettel after Q2 incident

Fernando Alonso says any penalty handed to Sebastian Vettel for blocking him in qualifying for Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix won't be enough, after claiming his weekend is effectively "over".

Alonso says superstition behind doing F1 track walks now

Fernando Alonso has explained that superstition is behind his new habit of doing tracks walks at Formula 1 grands prix now.

FIA should focus on policing F1 incidents, not burnouts - Alonso
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FIA should focus on policing F1 incidents, not burnouts - Alonso

The FIA should be focusing more on policing things like track limits than worrying about Formula 1 drivers doing burnout celebrations, reckons Fernando Alonso.

Alpine praises Alonso for not throwing "hissy fits" after tough start

Alpine sporting director Alan Permane has praised Fernando Alonso’s approach to his comeback Formula 1 season, taking accountability for the tough start instead of throwing “tantrums or hissy fits”.

Alonso: Abu Dhabi F1 changes "should be better for overtaking"

Fernando Alonso thinks the changes made to Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 track will work in improving overtaking and bring some ‘joy’ to drivers.

Prost: Alonso back to his best after F1 absence

Four-time world champion and Alpine Formula 1 team advisor Alain Prost believes that Fernando Alonso is back to his best after his two-year break.

Alonso: Lack of trend makes finding race pace answer hard

Fernando Alonso says the lack of a clear trend about Alpine's race pace struggles means he cannot be sure yet if the Formula 1 team has got on top of its issues.

Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break

Fernando Alonso felt like he was “losing time” racing in Formula 1 prior to his two-year break that allowed him to pursue other series and racing disciplines.

Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run

Fernando Alonso thinks the form of some of Alpine’s main Formula 1 rivals – including Ferrari – has been flattered by recent street circuits helping their tyre preparation.

Alonso: Unfair that drivers causing red flags keep grid positions

Fernando Alonso believes it is "unfair" that Formula 1 drivers who caused red flags by crashing in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix are allowed to keep their grid positions.

Alonso enjoying F1 comeback more than he thought he would
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Alonso enjoying F1 comeback more than he thought he would

Fernando Alonso has revealed he is enjoying his Formula 1 comeback more than he expected to, missing racing on weekends where there is no grand prix.

French GP will start "a new championship" for Alonso

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says "a new championship" will start for him from mid-June's French Grand Prix while he still gets up to speed after a two-year absence.

Alonso: Second place used to lead to ‘funeral’ atmosphere

Fernando Alonso says his second-place Formula 1 finishes led to a “funeral” atmosphere in previous years, feeling that many of his results were not given the respect they deserved.

Alonso: Alpine has "question marks" after Monaco Q1 exit

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says his team has question marks on its lack of pace in Monaco following the Spaniard's 17th place in qualifying.

How box office Alonso is still proving his star quality in F1 Prime

How box office Alonso is still proving his star quality in F1

Fernando Alonso's return to Formula 1 in 2021 with Alpine has so far not reached the heights that made him a legend, but there's no doubting his status and ultimate target. After his outstanding exploits away from the grand prix scene, the Spaniard opens up on his driving performance level, F1's future and how he's really viewing his comeback - and in doing so reveals just what he really brings to motorsport's top tier

Alonso on... F1's health, WEC, IndyCar and Dakar

Alpine racer Fernando Alonso returned to Formula 1 after a two-year sabbatical, completing something of a motorsport odyssey.

Alonso: Title fight between multiple F1 teams a few years away

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso says he is expecting it to take “two or three years” past 2022 before Formula 1’s upcoming rules revolution allows multiple teams to battle for the title.

Alonso: My 100% now still not enough to match "impressive" Ocon
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Alonso: My 100% now still not enough to match "impressive" Ocon

Fernando Alonso says giving his everything right now is still not enough to beat his 'impressive' Formula 1 teammate Esteban Ocon.

Alpine's progress almost "too good to be true" - Alonso

Fernando Alonso thinks that Alpine's major step forward in the last two Formula 1 races is proof of genuine progress, even though it seems "too good to be true".

Alonso: Early F1 season struggles overblown by media

Fernando Alonso suggests too much is being made of Formula 1 drivers at new teams struggling in 2021 and asks observers not to over-analyse his early results with Alpine. 

Alonso: "Anger" over qualifying led to Portimao charge

Fernando Alonso says his "anger" over struggling in qualifying led to his charge through the Formula 1 field at Portimao to finish eighth for Alpine.

Alonso: Alpine car "much more alive" despite qualifying struggles

Fernando Alonso says Alpine’s A521 Formula 1 car felt “much more alive” at Portimao despite dropping out in Q2, with the team unsure why he lost so much performance.

Brivio: Talking with Alonso no different to MotoGP champion Mir

Alpine Formula 1 racing director and former Suzuki team boss Davide Brivio says talking with Fernando Alonso is "not very different" to reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir.

Alonso: Harder to improvise in F1 than in WEC and IndyCar

Fernando Alonso says it is harder to improvise in Formula 1 compared to racing in IndyCar or sportscars, but hopes to apply lessons learned in those categories this year.

Alonso impressed by "dedicated" Ocon as new Alpine F1 teammate

Fernando Alonso says he has been “impressed” by Esteban Ocon’s dedication since becoming Formula 1 teammates with the French driver at Alpine for 2021.