Alonso surprised with P2 after mista

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Linked from --- Fernando Alonso said he was surprised and relieved to qualify second at the Nurburgring after a wild moment on his final run. The leading contenders only had time for one lap on new tyres after the top-10 shootout was interrupted by a violent accident involving Lewis Hamilton. Alonso looked in with a shout of pole after beating the Ferraris’ first sector times – but blew his chances with a lurid oversteering slide at the...Read Full Story

Second was 'maximum' says Alonso

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Linked from --- Fernando Alonso says his runner-up finish was the best he could have achieved given Ferrari’s superior race pace at Silverstone. The reigning world champion trimmed two points off team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s points lead but had no answer for Kimi Raikkonen as the Finn stormed to his second consecutive win. “I think second place was the maximum today,” said Alonso, who admitted he did not know in what area Ferrari had the...Read Full Story

Alonso still optimistic about race

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Linked from --- Fernando Alonso is still confident of his British Grand Prix chances despite being pushed down to third on the grid. The world champion was quickest in the first two segments of qualifying, and then led the way after his first flying lap in the third session. But last gasp flying laps by Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen usurped Alonso in the closing seconds of qualifying. He shrugged off his late demotion. "I'm quite...Read Full Story

Alonso: Team wants Lewis home win

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Linked from --- Fernando Alonso says he thinks McLaren would be happier if Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix than if he did. But the world champion has no complaints about that preference because the team was equally supportive of his bid to take a home win in Spain. The relationship between the McLaren drivers has been a huge topic in the media in recent months, although both they and the team have been keen to play down any...Read Full Story

Alonso ‘man of the race’ says Dennis

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Linked from --- McLaren boss Ron Dennis praised Fernando Alonso for his never-say-die performance in the French Grand Prix, hailing him as the “man of the race”. Alonso faced an uphill task at Magny-Cours after a gearbox problem in qualifying consigned him to 10th place on the grid. The world champion spent much of the race in pitched battles with other cars, harrying them unrelentingly but finding it difficult to get past on the short...Read Full Story

'I'm committed' says Alsonso of McLaren team

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Linked from --- Magny-Cours, France - Double World champion Fernando Alonso says he is committed long-term to McLaren despite the stunning successes of rookie team mate Lewis Hamilton. Speculation that he might be looking for an early exit from the team was unfounded, the 25-year-old Spaniard said at the French GP. "Only rumours have been in the news media and I think this is impossible to stop," said Alonso, who joined...Read Full Story

Four-times champ Prost: 'I know how Alonso feels'

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Linked from --- Le Castellet, France - Four-times World champion Alain Prost, "absolutely surprised and impressed" by Lewis Hamilton's performance, has sympathy with the Englishman's Spanish team mate Fernando Alonso. Alonso has been swept aside in the public image by the youngster's consecutive wins and ascent to the top of the title log, 10 points clear. Frenchman Prost endured stormy rivalry with Brazilian Ayrton...Read Full Story

Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso was the fastest Formula-1 driver in both of the practice sessions today.  He looks good going into this weekend's USA Grand Prix.Read Full Story

Alonso factor draws huge home support

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Linked from --- The popularity of Formula One racing in Spain - and in particular world champion Fernando Alonso - generated massive crowds at the Circuit de Catalunya over the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Thursday saw 28,000 fans visit the Barcelona venue to enjoy the pre-race festivities, while Friday - the first day of Formula One practice - attracted 67,000 spectators. A further 119,000 were present to see Alonso clinch a front-row grid slot on...Read Full Story

Alonso lends support to young karters

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Linked from --- Fernando Alonso went back to his roots on Thursday morning as he attended a karting challenge event, organised by McLaren sponsors Vodafone as part of their build-up to this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. Alonso was on hand to chat with the young competitors and offer them a few tips, as well as helping to present the winners with their trophies. And, of course, the Spaniard couldn’t resist the temptation of briefly getting back...Read Full Story