Archive for Fernando Alonso

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

World Championship Winning F1 Car Taken For A Spin

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2008 by autoracingpower

In this classic Top Gear clip, Richard Hammond takes a spin around the track in Fernando Alonso’s world championship winning Renault. The car is from the V10 era, when the Formula One cars were pushing almost 1,000 horsepower. Not only does it have an insane amount of horsepower, it also has some the of most technologically-advanced auto parts in the world. This video demonstrates how difficult it is to control these immensely powerful vehicles. The professionals sure make it look easy.

And, if you’ve never heard a Formula One engine’s rendition of God Save the Queen, here is your chance (end of the clip).

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.

Singapore F1 Venue Wins Award

Posted in Formula 1, Gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by autoracingpower

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The Singapore Grand Prix venue has won the award for Motor Sport Facility of the Year. The award was announced November 11 at the annual Motor Sport World awards in Cologne, Germany.

The 5.067km track was praised for the way the track was integrated through the center of the city and for successfully holding the first F1 race at night under the lights.

Runners-up for the award included the European Grand Prix in Valenica, the Toyota Racing Development chassis engineering building in Cologne and a new racing facility at Sturup in Sweden.

Fernando Alonso won the event for Renault, Rosberg obtained a rare podium finish in 2nd for Williams, and eventual World-Champion Lewis Hamiliton took 3rd for McLaren.

Source: The Straights Times, AsiaOne.com