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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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Synthèse du Grand Prix : le tournant du championnat ?

Sep 21 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: f1i.com

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Alonso : "Un peu malchanceux"

Sep 21 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Fernando Alonso a terminé 4ème du Grand Prix de Singapour, mais a bien failli monter sur le podium. L'Espagnol s'est battu en fin de course avec les deux Red Bull devant lui, sans pouvoir prendre l'avantage malgré des pneus plus frais. Au départ, la Ferrari avait viré large au premier virage et fut contrainte de rendre une position à Sebastian Vettel. "Nous avons été un peu malchanceux avec le timing de la voiture de sécurité, regrette Alonso. Sur un circuit urbain, ce n ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five races left. The advantage is thin but the Briton carries all the momentum after back-to-back victories and Rosberg’s hopes of his firs ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five races left. The advantage is thin but the Briton carries all the momentum after back-to-back victories and Rosberg’s hopes of his first F1 title are diminishing. Hamil ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five races left. The advantage is thin but the Briton carries all the momentum after back-to-back victories and Rosberg’s hopes of his first F1 title are diminishing. Hamilton started from p ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five races left. The advantage is thin but the Briton carries all the momentum after back-to-back victories and Rosberg’s hopes of his first F1 title are diminishing. Ham ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five races left. The advantage is thin but the Briton carries all the momentum after back-to-back victories and Rosberg’s hopes of his first F1 title are diminishing. Hamilton started from po ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a gear-selection failure. Hamilton led comfortably Sunday before he was forced into a late pitstop, giving up the race lead to Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. However, Hamilton quickly passed the German to win by 13.5 seconds ...
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Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Sep 21 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a mechanical failure. Hamilton led comfortably but was forced into a late pit-stop, briefly giving up the race lead to Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, before he passed the German seven laps from the finish to win by 13.5 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit. The Briton won his seventh race of the ...
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