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Alonso Signs 5 Year Deal with Ferrari

Posted in Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Renault, Robert Kubica with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2009 by autoracingpower
Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso has signed a 5 year deal with Ferrari believed to worth 25 million Euros per year.

The news comes as a shock to no one as rumors of Alonso making the move to Ferrari have been around for years and have become even more prevalent lately.

The deal is most likely going to displace Kimi Raikkonen from the Italian team while Robert Kubica will be filling the void left by Alonso at Renault.

Source: PlanetF1.com

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F1 Car Released: Renault R29 Photos

Posted in Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Nelson Piquet Jr with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by autoracingpower

renault-r29Another day, another Formula 1 car released. This time Renault has revealed their 2009 contender, the R29.  This is the car Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet, Jr. will be driving in order to maintain or better their impressive 4th place standing in the Constructors championship. Renault is lucky to have Fernando Alonso to help setup their new car. Alonso is well known for being able to request the correct adjustments to get the most of the car.

Check out other 2009 F1 car releases:
Scuderia Ferrari F60
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24
Toyota TF109
Williams-Toyota FW31

Source: autoblog.com

Fernando Alonso Unhurt in Plane Accident

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2009 by autoracingpower

alonsoTwo-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso was unhurt in a minor plane accident Sunday after his private jet hit a wall at the Malindi Airport in Kenya. No one was hurt in the incident. Alonso was vacationing with his family in Africa. Alonso stayed at the Lion in the Sun hotel, which is owned by Renault team boss, Flavio Briatore.

Source: eastandard.net, iht.com

Alonso to Quit F1 Over Sole Engine Supplier Proposal

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2008 by autoracingpower

alonsoTwo-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso is threatening to quit the sport if the FIA proceeds with the current proposal of having a sole engine supplier starting in 2010. In an attempt to reduce costs in Formula One, FIA President Max Mosley has proposed this along with many other changes. Alonso has also commented on the unimpressive look of the new Formula One cars. “In 2005 we had a V10 engine with 1,000 horsepower,” he said. “That was what was exciting for the driver, motor racing at the limit. We have gone from the futuristic to cars without grip or electronic aids which look like something from the past.” The Toyota and Ferrari teams also have threatened to quit if the idea goes through.