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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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Lewis Hamilton Right to Ignore Team Orders at the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Alonso chez Williams : toute la vérité...

Jul 28 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: f1i.com

... rien que la vérité ! Certains se sont fait prendre à une rumeur faisant état du passage de Fernando Alonso chez Williams en 2015. Le champion espagnol avait même rendu visite à Sir Frank dans son usine de Grove la semaine dernière, à les croire. C'était pourtant vrai : un certain Fernando Alonso, 58 ans, avait rendez-vous avec l'emblématique patron de l'écurie éponyme dans son quartier-général de l'Oxfordshire. Sauf que, comme le confirme son âge, i ...
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craig-o commented on the post, Vote for your Hungarian GP Driver of the Weekend

Jul 28 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: F1fanatic

Now prepare yourself for this. Because this doesn’t happen often. I have gone for Fernando Alonso. I could have easily gone for Daniel Ricciardo, but he was massively helped by the safety car, and w ...
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Max Jacobson commented on the post, Ricciardo's second win and Hamilton emulates Vettel

Jul 28 2014 8:13am CDT | Source: F1fanatic

For the third year in succession, only one driver has scored points in every race up until the summer break. And in two of those instances, that driver has been Fernando Alonso. Only Red Bul ...
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Alonso ne commettra plus la même erreur deux fois…

Jul 28 2014 2:15am CDT | Source: f1i.com

L’an dernier, au soir du Grand Prix de Hongrie, qu’il avait terminé en cinquième position, Fernando Alonso avait révélé ce qu’il souhaitait pour son anniversaire. Le pilote espagnol, né le 29 juillet, avait demandé à recevoir une voiture comme les autres, qui lui permettrait de se battre pour la victoire. Cette déclaration du double champion du monde avait mis en colère le président de Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, qui avait corrigé son pilote en s'exprimant sur le site officiel ...
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What Does Daniel Ricciardo's Hungarian GP Win Tell Us About Red Bull's New Star?

Jul 27 2014 10:55pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Daniel Ricciardo keeps getting better.  Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised—he did just turn 25 and has only started 11 races with a front-running team—but the Australian's ongoing success does feel a bit surprising. After his victory for Red Bull on Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix, though, surprise is no longer a valid response to Ricciardo's performances. As the Formula One circus breaks for the summer, Ricciardo—in just half a season—has firmly establish ...
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VIDEO: Hamilton third as Ricciardo wins classic

Jul 27 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: BBC Sport

Watch highlights as Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo masters the tricky conditions to win a sensational Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari ...
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Alonso : "Extrêmement fier"

Jul 27 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Fernando Alonso est parvenu à franchir la ligne d’arrivée du Grand Prix de Hongrie en deuxième position ce dimanche à Budapest. Malgré une Ferrari F14 T peu performante depuis le début de la saison, le Taureau des Asturies a pu un temps entrevoir la victoire, mais c’était sans compter sur un Daniel Ricciardo au meilleur de sa forme et chaussé de pneus plus frais dans les derniers tours de course. Sur le podium, le double Champion du monde semblait q ...
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1 day ago

Hungarian F1 Grand Prix 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Jul 27 2014 9:38am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, in one of the most thrilling races of the season—as BBC F1 revealed: The Australian battled back from nowhere in the late stages of the race to pip Fernando Alonso to the title, but once again the Mercedes team will steal the headlines—with Lewis Hamilton producing a remarkable performance.    Here’s how they placed as the chequered flag came down in Mogyorod: Full race leaderboard available at SkySports.com. When ...
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Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP as Lewis Hamilton takes third place

Jul 27 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: the guardian

Hamilton ignores orders to let Nico Rosberg through Fernando Alonso takes second in thrilling finaleDaniel Ricciardo took the chequered flag for the second time this season at the end of an astonishing Hungarian Grand Prix.Rain, crashes and safety cars made for a stunning race, helping the previously forlorn Lewis Hamilton following his fire in qualifying on Saturday onto another podium finish for the second successive Sunday from a ...
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