Fernando Alonso en route to Malaysia

Fernando Alonso could be back on track at the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after undergoing recent tests at Cambridge University. The tests conducted measured his short and long term memory as well as his reflexes. Alonso’s adviser, Luis Garcia Abad, was circumspect in regards to the recent health checks, but did say he expects […]

Fernando Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix

McLaren has confirmed Fernando Alonso will miss the Australian Grand Prix as he continues to recover from his testing accident in Barcelona last month. According to a team statement (available in full after the break) Alonso’s doctors say, “that they see no evidence whatsoever of any injury; and that they therefore describe him as entirely […]

Fernando Alonso to sit out final Barcelona test

Fernando Alonso has been released from hospital following his testing accident on Sunday and will continue his recovery at his home in Spain. McLaren has confirmed Alonso will be absent from the final four days of pre-season testing, which start in Barcelona later today. Reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will step into Alonso’s role. An earlier […]

Fernando Alonso airlifted to hospital

Fernando Alonso crashed his McLaren-Honda MP4-30 during Formula 1 testing in Barcelona overnight. He was taken to the on-course medical centre and where he conscious and speaking to doctors. He was airlifted to hospital for precautionary scans and despite suffering no serious injury he remained in care overnight. “Fernando’s accident was just one of those […]

2015 McLaren MP4-30 revealed

McLaren luanched its 2015 Formula 1 car overnight, the MP4-30. The biggest development, of course, is the use of the Honda RA615H Hybrid power unit. McLaren-Honda, there’s a lot of great memories in those two names. Cigarette sponsorship gave those cars from the late 1980s and early 1990s an evocative red and white livery. The […]

Jenson and Fernando ham it up

Someone at McLaren has forced Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso to play it up on camera for a pre-season promo. At least we hope they were forced to take part in this Back to the Future spoof. It’s a bit of harmless fun, of course, and let’s hope the McLaren-Honda partnership is more than a […]

Fernando loves Ayrton, Jenson loves Alain

It’s now official, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will race for McLaren–Honda in 2015. Kevin Magnussen doesn’t totally miss out and will remain with McLaren in the role of reserve and test driver. Reliving the glory days of the last time McLaren and Honda competed in Formula 1 Farnando Alonso has confirmed his love of […]

Fernando forced to shelve 2015 Le Mans plans

We don’t know yet, officially, that Fernando Alonso will be racing for McLaren in 2015. We do know that Alonso wants to race at Le Mans. Yet, if we’re to believe recent reports, McLaren has prevented Alonso from pursuing a drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, most likely to have been […]

Alonso set to push Button out of McLaren

It’s hardly a surprise to learn that Fernando Alonso is getting closer to signing a deal with McLaren for the 2015 Formula 1 season. However, it’s now looking likely that it will be the 266-race veteran Jenson Button who will make way for Alonso. The expectation is that 22-year-old Kevin Magnussen has done enough in […]

Audi denies rumours of Formula 1 entry

Recent rumours have suggested Audi is planning to ditch both its dominant Le Mans/WEC program and its DTM participation in favour of a high-profile entry to Formula 1 in 2016. Audi Sport has used its Facebook page to scupper any such talk: Audi‬ in Formula 1? These rumors keep appearing with regularity since years. It’s […]

For liberty, Fernando

Departing Ferrari president Luca di Montzemolo has confirmed what we already knew, that Fernando Alonso will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2014 Formula 1 season. Speaking on Italian television di Montezemolo said: “Fernando is leaving for two reasons. “One, he wants another environment. Two, because he is an age when he cannot wait […]