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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...

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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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Un travail de sape...

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Boullier s'excuse auprès des fans

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Alonso : "Je ne parvenais même plus à voir la piste"

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Räikkönen est à bout: "Je hais la situation actuelle"

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Pratiquement absent de l'action en piste ce dimanche à Austin, Kimi Räikkönen a franchi la ligne d'arrivée à une lointaine treizième place à l'issue de ce Grand Prix des États-Unis. Chose rare pour le peu loquace Finlandais, il a fait part de toute sa frustration quant aux problèmes qu'il rencontre avec sa Ferrari F14T, une situation qui semble l'excéder tant elle perdure depuis ...
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Keith Collantine wrote a new post, Alonso salvages sixth as damage delays Raikkonen

Nov 2 2014 7:18pm CST | Source: F1fanatic

Fernando Alonso pipped Sebastian Vettel to sixth place after coming under pressure from the Red Bull driver at the end of the race. The pair traded blows following Alonso’s final pit stop: Vettel, who had [ ...
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Course : Hamilton égale Alonso

Nov 2 2014 3:48pm CST | Source: f1i.com

Lewis Hamilton a remporté le Grand Prix des Etats-Unis, battant à la régulière son équipier Nico Rosberg, qui a terminé deuxième. Il s’agit de la 32ème victoire de la carrière du pilote britannique, qui égale ainsi Fernando Alonso aux statistiques. Fort de son dixième succès de la saison, Hamilton quitte Austin en augmentant encore un peu plus son avance au championnat sur Rosberg, qui est maintenant de 24 points. La troisième marche du podium est reven ...
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Alonso a également failli partir des stands

Nov 2 2014 3:40am CST | Source: f1i.com

A l’instar de Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso a bien failli prendre le départ du Grand Prix des Etats-Unis, ce dimanche, depuis la voie des stands. Ferrari a longtemps envisagé la possibilité de monter un sixième groupe propulseur complet (six composants) neuf dans sa F14 T, ce qui aurait obligé l’Espagnol à partir de la pitlane. La Scuderia a toutefois décidé de terminer la saison, qui comporte encore deux Grands Prix en plus de celui ...
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