Label: Fernando Alonso

Alonso receives a high penalty for dangerous driving

Alonso receives a high penalty for dangerous driving

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Fernando Alonso caused George Russell's last-lap crash by dangerous driving at the Australian Grand Prix, according to stewards. In the final laps of the race, the Aston Martin driver defended himself from Russell's attacks by slowing down and accelerating on braking at turn six, which, according to the commissioners, caused the Briton's accident. "I don't want to blame Alonso for anything, because we looked at the telemetry of the last few laps, but in the lap when George had the accident, he braked at a point where he had not in the previous five laps," said Toto Wolff, boss of the Mercedes team, after the race. was left with no points after the technical problems of Lewis Hamilton and the accident of Russell in the race. The Spaniard finished the race in sixth place, but after a penalty of 20 seconds, he dropped to eighth place, one place each
Alonso injured the former tennis player

Alonso injured the former tennis player

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Former tennis star Jelena Jokić suffered an eye injury after a pebble flew into her while watching Formula 1 training. The incident happened during Friday's free practice when Fernando Alonso went off the track in the tenth turn. At the same time, he raised many pebbles in the air towards the spectators with his rear wheels. One of them hit Jokić in the right eye. In a statement to the public, she wrote on her social networks that she took it away without serious consequences. "When you're following Formula 1 live and a racing car goes off the track right in front of you and a pebble flies into your eye. I had a minor injury, which was treated quickly. Just red eyes and a minor abrasion. I'll survive. Thanks to the medical staff to the ambulance staff. I can't wait to watch Formula 1 again."
Alonso is very concerned about his pace for the race

Alonso is very concerned about his pace for the race

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Despite his excellent fourth place in yesterday's qualifying, Fernando Alonso is not the most optimistic before today's race. As he admitted, he is worried about his pace for the race, which is said to be worse than the racers grouped around him. Even in the opening race in Bahrain, the Spaniard failed to hold onto the sixth starting position and finished ninth. "A few of us were surprised by the speed of the racing car on a single fast lap. I think we exceeded expectations by placing on the second starting row." "Already in Bahrain we were very competitive in free practice and qualifying, and then in the race the true balance of power was revealed and we saw where we currently belong. In fifth place behind Red Bull, Ferrari, Mclaren and Mercedes. This time too it seems that so." "We are very competitive at one fast lap,
Alonso's second training session in Jeddah

Alonso's second training session in Jeddah

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Fernando Alonso set the fastest time of the second free practice in Jeddah (1:28.827). George Russell was two tenths of a second behind in second place, and Max Verstappen was third. Charles Leclerc finished just behind the Dutchman in fourth place, ahead of Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz. Lewis Hamilton had quite a few problems again this time and set the eighth time. Pierre Gasly and Oscar Piastri completed the top ten. Yuki Tsunoda was eleventh this time, Lando Norris was twelfth, and Zhou Guanyu was thirteenth. Alex Albon was last in fourteenth place, less than a second behind Alonso. Results:
Albon to Red Bull, Verstappen or Alonso to Mercedes?

Albon to Red Bull, Verstappen or Alonso to Mercedes?

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After Lewis Hamilton shook up the racing market with the announcement of his transfer to Ferrari, there is a lot going on in this area. There is a lot of information and possible combinations coming from all sides, as it is still not clear who will land where Carlos Sainz will make room for Hamilton, nor who will take Hamilton's place at Mercedes. According to the latest rumours, or "information from sources in the teams", Alex Albon is said to have been offered a three-year contract by the Red Bull team. At least that's according to Peter Windsor, who claims the transfer is "90% agreed". There is also talk of an even more sensational transfer. According to some information, Max Verstappen is supposed to leave Red Bull Racing and join the Mercedes team, although he has a contract with the team until the end of the 2028 season.
Norris and Leclerc escaped Mercedes

Norris and Leclerc escaped Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton's sudden decision to leave the Mercedes team at the end of this season came at a rather inauspicious moment for the German team, as the Briton announced his departure just days after Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc signed new contracts with their teams, which would certainly be a tempting candidate for the vacant seat. Toto Wolff is thus faced with a difficult task, as there is little time to choose a replacement, and there are also fewer candidates. "We have a good foundation, a fast and talented, smart driver in George Russell, now we just have to choose the right driver for the second seat," said Wolff, who revealed that they would not rush the choice, but admitted that Norris and Leclerc would be it would be interesting for him in this situation if she did not sign the contracts and hinted that the example of Lewis shows
Alonso: New tires slow down Red Bull and Aston Martin

Alonso: New tires slow down Red Bull and Aston Martin

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Fernando Alonso believes the new tires introduced by Pirelli for the British Grand Prix have slowed down Aston Martin and Red Bull. Pirelli introduced more robust tires at Silverstone, which were initially intended for the 2024 season. But since the teams are rapidly improving their racing cars and increasing the vacuum and thus the tire loads, they decided to use some innovations already this year, so that it would not be necessary to increase the lower limit of the permissible tire pressure. "We're a tenth of a second behind McLaren, so maybe it's not as bad as it looks, but in the last few races we've fallen back and the others have progressed," Alonso said. "The question also arises whether it is a coincidence that some teams have more problems just after the introduction of the new Pirelli tires, while some have had problems with their racing cars
Alonso wants to step up a notch

Alonso wants to step up a notch

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Fernando Alonso celebrated his fourth podium finish in five races at the F1 Miami Grand Prix, and the Aston Martin driver is now looking to step closer to victory. The Spaniard was third four times this year, only in Baku he missed the podium with fourth place, but now he wants to get closer to the top with the team from Silverstone. "At the beginning of the year, the podiums were incredible," said the 41-year-old Alonso. "After four podiums, we want more, at least second place. But the Red Bull cars are unbeatable and super fast. But maybe we will have a chance in Monaco or in Spain." Alonso drove a lonely race in Miami, well behind the Red Bulls and a safe seven seconds ahead of Mercedes driver George Russell, and during the race itself he also captured footage of his overtaking
FIA rejects request to review Sainz's Australian Grand Prix penalty

FIA rejects request to review Sainz's Australian Grand Prix penalty

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The FIA ​​has rejected Ferrari's request for a review of the Australian Grand Prix F1 stewards' penalty for Carlos Sainz's collision with Fernando Alonso. Sainz hit Alonso on the last restart and was handed a five-second time penalty slipped from fourth to twelfth place, and the team from Maranello decided to appeal against the penalty, as the commissioners did not take the driver's or team's statement into account when making the decision. But the FIA ​​rejected the request to review the penalty, as in their opinion the statement of the team and the driver does not contain important information that could influence the decision. According to the commissioners, the Ferrari driver is entirely to blame for the collision with another driver, as he should have had enough space to avoid the collision. F
Sainz: It was the most unfair penalty I've ever seen

Sainz: It was the most unfair penalty I've ever seen

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Carlos Sainz believes the five-second penalty he received for colliding with Fernando Alonso at the Australian Grand Prix is ​​the most unfair penalty he has ever seen in his life. The Ferrari driver continued the race, which was interrupted two laps before the end, from fourth place, and at the start of the lap he hit Fernando Alonso's car and spun the Spaniard. The race was interrupted once again due to numerous accidents, and Sainz's five-second penalty pushed him to the bottom of the standings, in twelfth place. "I'd rather not talk about it," said the disappointed Spaniard, who also received two penalty points, immediately after the race. "I'm too disappointed and I'm probably going to say something nasty. It's the most unfair punishment I've ever seen in my life. I'm going to go to the commissioners and talk to them. That's what