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Alonso positive about the new Ferrari

Feb 20 2013, 8:36am CST | by

Barcelona, Feb 20 (IANS) Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is preparing for the forthcoming season with renewed optimism, given that this year he will be racing with a faster car.

Barcelona, Feb 20 — Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is preparing for the forthcoming season with renewed optimism, given that this year he will be racing with a faster car. Alonso lost...

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Alonso positive about the new Ferrari

Feb 20 2013, 8:36am CST | by

Barcelona, Feb 20 (IANS) Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is preparing for the forthcoming season with renewed optimism, given that this year he will be racing with a faster car.

Barcelona, Feb 20 — Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is preparing for the forthcoming season with renewed optimism, given that this year he will be racing with a faster car.

Alonso lost out on the World Championship last season after a dramatic final race which saw Sebastian Vettel complete his hat-trick of World titles for the Red Bull team, reports Xinhua.

Alonso, meanwhile, complained that he had been forced to compete with a slower car, which placed him at a handicap in the faster circuits.

This year, however, he believes he may no longer have to deal with that disadvantage and his feelings have been strengthened by practice sessions at the Montmelo circuit close to Barcelona.

"Last year I was two seconds slower than the fastest cars in the practice sessions," said the Ferrari driver.

"The feelings that I get from this car are good, more or less what I was expecting and there have been no surprises, which is positive in itself, because last year we were all a bit surprised and not in a good way in the trials," continued Alonso, who said that his current car had "evolved," and there was "nothing to surprise the driver."

However, Alonso admitted there was still a long way to go before his car was ready to compete in the opening Grand Prix of the 2013 season, which will be held in Australia March 17.

"We had a few problems when we carried out trials in Jerez and we will have to make a lot of laps before we know if the car is really trustworthy. We are more or less now at the same stage at which we ended last season, but the aim is to get to Australia with some big improvements, with new pieces we will introduce in the last test," he said, adding a note of caution.

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Massa défie Alonso et Ricciardo au Ice Bucket Challenge !

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JackySteeg commented on the post, Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015

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Here’s a thought – when Jos last raced in Formula 1, he was competing alongside Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen. Max will most likely do the same next year. Would that be th ...
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andae23 commented on the post, Alonso: Trulli was toughest team mate in qualifying

Aug 18 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: F1fanatic

But the truth is, all that had absolutely nothing to do with Alonso. On the contrary, I think Alonso was the problem, in a way. Briatore had two of his pupils driving for Renault at th ...
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Le pilote avec qui Alonso aurait aimé faire équipe

Aug 18 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Fernando Alonso révèle qu’il aurait aimé être opposé à son ami Robert Kubica chez Ferrari. L’ancien team principal de la Scuderia, Stefano Domenicali, avait révélé l’année dernière que son équipe aurait engagé le Polonais si ce dernier n’avait pas dû mettre un terme à sa carrière de pilote de F1 à la suite d’un dramatique accident de rallye survenu en février 2011. "Je pense que j’ai eu les équipiers qui m'étaient ...
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Qui a donné le plus de mal à Alonso en qualifications ?

Aug 18 2014 2:15am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Encore aujourd’hui, Fernando Alonso garde de Jarno Trulli, son équipier chez Renault entre 2003 et 2004, le souvenir d’un adversaire redoutable dans l’épreuve du tour chronométré. "C’est une question difficile", a répondu l’Espagnol, interrogé sur l’équipier qui lui a donné le plus de mal depuis le début de sa carrière en F1, dans une vidéo publiée sur le site officiel de Ferrari. "Tous mes équipiers avaient leurs particularités, ...
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Keith Collantine wrote a new post, Alonso: Trulli was toughest team mate in qualifying

Aug 17 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: F1fanatic

In the round-up: Fernando Alonso says of all his team mates – which includes Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa – the quickest over a single lap was Jarno Trulli. Links Your daily digest of F1 news, views, features and more. ‘The others’ (Ferrari) Alonso: “Trulli’s qualifying ability was the best I’ve ever come across…[Read more ...
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yuya commented on the post, 2014 mid-season F1 driver rankings part one: 5-1

Aug 16 2014 9:29pm CDT | Source: F1fanatic

I saw F1 Fanatic all Rankings 2005-2014 The most inpressed things about them are Fernando Alonso Alonso’s Ranking for a decade. 2005 #1 2006 #1 2007 #3 2008 #3 2009 #5(Very very bad car) 2010 # ...
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Alonso fait l’éloge de Schumacher

Aug 16 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Michael Schumacher est à ce jour le pilote qui a donné le plus de mal à Fernando Alonso en Formule 1. "Michael fut l’adversaire le plus redoutable que j’ai affronté en F1", explique-t-il dans une vidéo mise en ligne par Ferrari. "Quand j’ai débuté dans le sport en 2001, il dominait et sa domination a duré jusqu’en 2005. Il évoluait dans un monde à part. Ce n’était jamais facile avec lui." "Ensuite, j’ai eu l’opportunité de le défier à armes égales pendant quelqu ...
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Ranking the 2014 Formula 1 Cars on Their Appearance

Aug 15 2014 1:24am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Formula One's four-week break is almost over; the battle on the track will resume at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on August 24th. Before that, there's another important fight to contest—the F1 Summer Beauty Pageant. We don't have a strong field in 2014. The regulations on nose dimensions have resulted in some rather unappealing outcomes. Fernando Alonso called the cars ugly back in February, and he wasn't kidding. But one or two manage to rise above the others ...
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