Alonso Eyeing Win In Sunday’s Emirates Spanish Grand Prix

When heading into last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso was looking more forward to a race overseas than the task at hand. See, Alonso was marred had a DNF in three of the first four races, the one directly presiding his home race in Catalunya he didn’t even get to start because of a mechanical failure. At this point of his career, his stats were going backwards and that was directly because of the reliability issues with his team. So, in order to get him competitive again and to…

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Mobil 1 The Grid – Chasing Indy

Fernando Alonso’s participation at last year’s Indianapolis 500 was arguably the biggest story in world motorsport last year. And though he was not to be victorious this time, the 2-time Formula One World Champion laid his claim to be a champion as he led 27 laps before engine failure saw him bow out from the race with just a few laps remaining. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to man behind the headlines, 2003 Indy Champion and mentor to Alonso, Gil De Ferran, whose wisdom and experience may yet prove the vital ingredient in the…

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Alonso Off To Best Start To Season Since 2014

Since McLaren switched power units in the offseason, Fernando Alonso is back to his old ways. While the team still isn’t there yet as far as competing for race wins or championships, they’re finally getting closer. That has led Alonso to get off to his best start in the series since 2014. The Spaniard finished fifth in the season opening race in Australia then seventh last weekend in Bahrain. The last time that he even finished in either of the first two races of an F1 season, let alone both,…

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Lewis Hamilton With No Desire Right Now To Run Indy 500

Many wondered with the success that Fernando Alonso had at Indy this past May, if any other Formula One drivers would want to give the world’s biggest race a try in the near future. Alonso, started fifth and contended among the leaders all month. Another former F1 driver in Max Chilton led a race-high 50 of the 200 laps in the May 28 race. Heck, even another driver with an F1 path in Alexander Rossi won the ‘500 as a rookie in 2016 and started on the front row for…

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Fernando Alonso Confirms No Indy 500 In 2018, Also Confirms He Will Be Back, May Try Daytona Too

Some big Formula One news came out of Texas on Thursday, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren announced a new “multi-year” contract for the two sides to remain together for 2018 and beyond. With that being said, one main topic came out in Alonso’s media availability ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The America’s in Austin, Texas. Despite being an F1 race, it’s still an F1 race in America, and the biggest race in not just the United States, but the whole entire world itself,…

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My 2018 IndyCar Driver Roster Pipe Dream

INDIANAPOLIS – Disclaimer, I’m not saying any of this is going to come true, heck none of it probably will, but with the way that silly season is shaping up so far in both the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as in NASCAR and Formula One, there’s a realistic chance that several highly coveted drivers will be free agents for 2018. In my pipe dream, four big names will be in IndyCar next season. After all, it’s Silly Season and this is my silly dream. First off, lets start with Fernando…

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TV Ratings Show, Danica Patrick Still Most Polarizing Driver in North American Racing When She’s Thriving

INDIANAPOLIS – The TV ratings are out for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, and unfortunately, they’re not where most thought they’d be. This year’s ‘500 drew a 3.4 rating last Sunday, among the worst ever for the race. It’s the lowest since the turn of the 21st century, down from a 3.9 last year. What made that so surprising was the addition of Fernando Alonso to this year’s field. I know I for one thought it would rival numbers from the mid 2000s. Instead, the numbers dropped. 

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101st Indy 500 Dominated By Former Formula 1 Drivers, Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – Lewis Hamilton made some preposterous comments in Monaco on Saturday basically calling out the Verizon IndyCar Series field. But, what Mr. Hamilton fails to realize is, IndyCar is a far deeper, more talented field from top to bottom than the current F1 crop of drivers. The real reason to why former F1 drivers are turning their sights on IndyCar now is due to the competitiveness and how much better it is to drive here. In F1, only two teams have a legitimate shot to win, that’s four out of…

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Engine Issues Cost Fernando Alonso a Chance at a Win, Finishes 24th, An Overall Look at His Month

INDIANAPOLIS – For 75-percent of Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, it appeared that Honda drivers would end up lasting after all. Prior to today’s race, Honda had eight engines blow during Indianapolis 500 practice and/or qualifying. On Lap 135, Honda had led all but 18 laps of today’s race. Despite having a Honda driver win, and having four Honda’s in the top five of the finishing order, a blown engine cost Fernando Alonso and Ryan Hunter-Reay a shot at a win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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Helio Castroneves Fastest in Final IndyCar Practice on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske wasn’t happy with their qualifying effort last weekend for this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Will Power was the only one to qualify in the top nine, with the rest coming from 18th on back. On Friday though, they showed that their race pace may prove to be the ones to beat. 

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