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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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16 hours ago

Alonso serait libre de quitter Ferrari

Sep 1 2014 2:35am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Fernando Alonso serait libre de quitter la Scuderia Ferrari à partir d’aujourd’hui selon le magazine allemand Auto Motor und Sport. Le contrat du pilote espagnol contiendrait une clause de performance qui lui permettrait de rejoindre une autre écurie la saison prochaine s’il concède plus de 25 points au leader du championnat au 1er septembre. Le retard du double champion du monde, qui est courtisé par McLaren, sur Nico Rosberg est ac ...
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2 days ago

Mattiacci : "Je crois fermement en Räikkönen"

Aug 30 2014 5:15am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Le team principal de Ferrari a une nouvelle fois fait l’éloge de son pilote Kimi Räikkönen, qui a pour la première fois de la saison battu son équipier Fernando Alonso dimanche dernier en Belgique. "C’est comme quand vous recrutez un excellent buteur au football et qu’il n’inscrit aucun but lors des six ou sept premiers matches", commente Marco Mattiacci au sujet du pilote finlandais. "Vous attendez et ensuite il fera soudainement une saison extraordinaire. Je pens ...
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3 days ago

Mattiacci : "Pas besoin de garder Alonso heureux"

Aug 29 2014 6:21am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Le team principal de Ferrari, Marco Mattiacci, déclare que sa seule priorité est de ramener la Scuderia sur le chemin du succès en Formule 1. Le bonheur de ses pilotes – dont celui de Fernando Alonso, qui est courtisé par McLaren – l'importe peu. "Je ne dois pas garder Fernando Alonso heureux. Nous ne sommes pas ici à la recherche du bonheur, nous sommes là pour concevoir la meilleure voitu ...
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3 days ago

PorscheF1 commented on the post, McLaren target Alonso and Vettel in driver market

Aug 29 2014 4:13am CDT | Source: F1fanatic

With Alonso and Vettel their contract both still running I find it odd McLaren is not ‘reporting’ trying to get Hamilton back. Or did I miss an ...
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3 days ago

Verstappen se compare à Alonso

Aug 29 2014 2:10am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Max Verstappen, qui effectuera ses débuts en Formule 1 la saison prochaine chez Toro Rosso, compare son style de pilotage à celui de Fernando Alonso, titré à deux reprises en catégorie reine. "Je pense que mon style de pilotage est différent de celui de mon père, il ressemble plus à celui d’Alonso", explique le jeune pilote néerlandais de 16 ans. "Quand il doit adopter une conduite douce, il sait le faire, si c’est nécessaire pour prendre soin des pneumatiques. ...
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4 days ago

McLaren en discussion avec Alonso et Vettel

Aug 28 2014 5:24am CDT | Source: f1i.com

McLaren fait actuellement le forcing pour recruter Fernando Alonso ou Sebastian Vettel. La BBC et le Daily Telegraph rapportaient hier que l’écurie d’Eric Boullier était prête à offrir un salaire en or au pilote Ferrari, sous contrat jusque fin 2016, pour le convaincre de quitter la Scuderia. Autosport révèle aujourd'hui que McLaren est également en discussions avancées avec Sebastian Vettel, qui est lié à Red Bull jusqu’en 2015. McLaren attend une réponse ...
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4 days ago

F1: Button's F1 future remains uncertain

Aug 28 2014 5:04am CDT | Source: MOTORSPORTS news

Jenson Button's future in Formula 1 remains uncertain, with McLaren standing firm it will not open talks with him until it knows what Sebastian Vettel and Fernan ...
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5 days ago

McLaren attend la réponse d’Alonso

Aug 27 2014 8:38am CDT | Source: f1i.com

La BBC et le Daily Telegraph révèlent ce mercredi que McLaren ne prendra aucune décision concernant sa paire de pilotes pour la saison prochaine tant qu’elle n’aura pas obtenu une réponse définitive de Fernando Alonso. Le Daily Telegraph précise que Ron Dennis, le grand patron de McLaren, s’est récemment personnellement entretenu avec son ancien pilote pour le convaincre de revenir à Woking, qui sera motori ...
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5 days ago

Räikkönen souligne les progrès de Ferrari

Aug 27 2014 2:15am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Kimi Räikkönen déclare que Ferrari avance dans la bonne direction avec sa F14 T. En terminant quatrième du Grand Prix de Belgique, le Finlandais a obtenu son meilleur résultat de la saison, battant pour la première fois de l’année son équipier Fernando Alonso. "Petit à petit, nous nous améliorons, et ce dans tous les domaines. Ce n’est pas juste le moteur et l’électronique", indique Räikkönen, qui va bientôt devenir papa. "Bien sûr, nous n’avons pas enc ...
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6 days ago

Alonso éprouve de la sympathie pour Mercedes

Aug 26 2014 4:54am CDT | Source: f1i.com

Fernando Alonso semble éprouver une certaine sympathie pour Mercedes. L'équipe allemande se retrouve dans une position difficile après le clash survenu entre ses pilotes dimanche dernier à Spa-Francorchamps. "Une partie du problème vient du fait qu’ils dominent", estime le pilote Ferrari. "Ils dominent facilement les Grands Prix depuis le début de la saison et Mercedes a été saluée par tout le monde ...
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