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Alonso leaves hospital to continue recovery at home

Footage from Spanish television network Cuatro showed Alonso leaving the hospital in Berne, where he had undergone surgery to treat a fractured jaw sustained in the crash near his home in Lugano.
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Fernando Alonso(Twitter)
Published on Feb 15, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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Team owner and former F1 driver Adrian Campos dies at 60

Campos Racing, who have teams in the Formula Two and Three support series, said in a statement on Thursday that their founder had passed away from "sudden coronary disease".
Photo of former Minardi Formula One driver Adrian Campos(Twitter)
Photo of former Minardi Formula One driver Adrian Campos(Twitter)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 02:59 PM IST
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Alonso, 39, fastest in Formula One’s ‘young driver’ test

The Spaniard, winner of 32 grands prix, is not a young driver by any stretch of the imagination but has not raced in F1 for two years and was given special dispensation ahead of a comeback next year.
Fernando Alonso(REUTERS)
Fernando Alonso(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 09:24 AM IST
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Renault F1 team rebranding as Alpine from next season

The Alpine F1 team will still use Renault’s engines but drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who is French, will have a car decked out in blue, white and red instead of yellow and black.
AlfaTauri driver Pierre Gasly of France leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France during the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)(AP)
AlfaTauri driver Pierre Gasly of France leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France during the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Driver reaction to Fernando Alonso’s 2021 F1 comeback

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’ six times world champion and Alonso’s former McLaren team mate: “I’ve no doubts that Fernando can be in great shape. The bonus for me is that I was the second oldest (driver) and now I’m going down to third oldest.
Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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SPIELBERG, Austria | By Reuters

Fernando Alonso returning to F1 next season with Renault

Renault, which struggled in F1 last season, did not say how many seasons Alonso has signed for. He won both of his world titles with Renault in 2005 and ‘06.
Fernando Alonso during a press conference(REUTERS)
Fernando Alonso during a press conference(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Fernando Alonso set for Formula 1 return with Renault in 2021 - Report

Alonso, who left Formula One at the end of 2018 after a final season with McLaren, won his championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.
File photo of Fernando Alonso.(USA TODAY Sports)
File photo of Fernando Alonso.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 09:32 PM IST
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Sebastian Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer

The four-time F1 champion will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He faces an uncertain future with only limited options available for 2021 and has not started discussions with other teams.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the Media day.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the Media day.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 10:08 PM IST
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Fernando Alonso survives first Dakar stage dominated by Minis

Alonso, trying to make history as the first Formula One champion to win the event, completed the drive from Jeddah to Al Wajh in his Toyota in 11th place.
Fernando Alonso and Marc Coma of Toyota Gazoo Racing during a presentation.(REUTERS)
Fernando Alonso and Marc Coma of Toyota Gazoo Racing during a presentation.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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Fernando Alonso aims to make history as Dakar Rally heads to Saudi Arabia

Apart from his success in F1, the 38-year-old Spaniard has also won the Le Mans 24-hour race and has singled out the Indianapolis 500 as his priority for 2020.
File image of Fernando Alonso.(Reuters)
File image of Fernando Alonso.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 10:55 AM IST
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Fernando Alonso makes Le Mans his endurance swansong

The Japanese team said Alonso, who twice won the F1 world championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006, had set himself fresh motor sports targets.
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File image of Fernando Alonso(AFP)
Updated on May 01, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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F1 mourns sudden death of race director Charlie Whiting

Whiting, who had been race director since 1997, first worked in Formula One for defunct British outfit Hesketh before crossing to Brabham to work with the sport’s former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone in the 1980s.
FILE PHOTO of Charlie Whiting(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO of Charlie Whiting(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 07:38 PM IST
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Fernando Alonso to test for McLaren F1 team in ambassador role

The Spaniard left Formula One at the end of last season but attended pre-season testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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London | By Reuters

The complicated legacy of Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is aiming at other kinds of driving, most notably the Indy 500 over in America. A win there would give him motorsport’s triple crown -- the other two races he’s already won are the Monaco Grand Prix and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso walks ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)
McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso walks ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 05:59 PM IST
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Lewis Hamilton ends season with a win in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari’s overall runner-up Sebastian Vettel finished second, and also set the fastest lap, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen third in a race that also saw a rare sprinkling of desert rain.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with second place Red Bull's Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with second place Red Bull's Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 08:44 AM IST
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Remember me as a fighter, says departing Fernando Alonso

The Spaniard will start his final race on Sunday in 15th place for McLaren, dreaming of one last points finish before heading off to compete at the Indianapolis 500 and world endurance championship next year.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 10:27 AM IST
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Hamilton says F1 will miss departing Alonso

Alonso will be aiming next year to become only the second man to claim motorsport’s Triple Crown by adding a triumph at the Indianapolis 500, with McLaren, to his victories at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (R) and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton speak as they attend the drivers' press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 22, 2018.(AFP)
McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (R) and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton speak as they attend the drivers' press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 22, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 04:22 PM IST
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McLaren will keep Fernando Alonso on speed dial, says Brown

The double world champion has not ruled out a comeback, while recognising it as unlikely at 37 years old, but team boss Zak Brown said on Wednesday the Spaniard would be the first driver he called if there was a problem.
File image of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
File image of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 10:51 AM IST
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Opinion: The Sebastian Vettel conundrum

Vettel is a phenomenal driver, and an underrated one, but he needs a teammate who will not just keep him on his toes but threaten to cut them off. He needs somebody good enough to push him into brilliance.
Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 10, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the garage during practice(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 10, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the garage during practice(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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Lewis Hamilton shines in Singapore

As drama goes, it was too much — and too literal. The man who won that 2008 title by one last-corner point, Lewis Hamilton, coasted to victory in a very different race this Sunday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton leads during the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton leads during the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 08:28 PM IST
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Stoffel Vandoorne leaving McLaren at season’s end

Stoffel Vandoorne has raced in 34 Grands Prix since his debut in 2016, but he has struggled this season and is 16th in the standings with just eight points.
Stoffel Vandoorne replaced Jenson Button at McLaren for the 2017 campaign.(AFP)
Stoffel Vandoorne replaced Jenson Button at McLaren for the 2017 campaign.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 04:49 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

Sebastian Vettel closes gap after Fernando Alonso crash in Belgium Grand Prix

A huge crash involving Fernando Alonso will take the headlines, but Sebastian Vettel closed the gap on Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian GP.
Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium - August 26, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Francois Lenoir(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium - August 26, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Francois Lenoir(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Formula One: Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren next year

Carlos Sainz is currently on loan at Renault from Red Bull and sits 11th in the drivers’ championship standings.
FILE PHOTO: Renault's Carlos Sainz at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia on March 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Renault's Carlos Sainz at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia on March 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 16, 2018 07:55 PM IST
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Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season: McLaren

Double world champion Fernando Alonso will not race in Formula One next season, McLaren said in a statement on Tuesday.
McLaren's Fernando Alonso attends the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuiit.(AFP)
McLaren's Fernando Alonso attends the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuiit.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 09:27 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

Fernando Alonso faces tough decision on Formula One future after Le Mans win

Fernando Alonso, won the Le Mans 24 hours on his debut, is aiming for the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’, and the Indianapolis 500 is now the only box remaining to be ticked but that could throw his Formula One future into uncertainty.
Fernando Alonso’s win in Le Mans 24 hours has thrown his Formula One future in doubt as he struggles with McLaren in the 2018 season.(AFP)
Fernando Alonso’s win in Le Mans 24 hours has thrown his Formula One future in doubt as he struggles with McLaren in the 2018 season.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 09:49 AM IST
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Jenson Button to race next two Le Mans 24 hours with Russian team

Jenson Button, who left Formula One in 2016 but made a one-off comeback in Monaco last year, will do the full World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, competing against former McLaren team mate Fernando Alonso at Le Mans
Jenson Button will compete against former McLaren team mate Fernando Alonso at Le Mans.(Reuters)
Jenson Button will compete against former McLaren team mate Fernando Alonso at Le Mans.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 05:17 PM IST
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