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    Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso is in the hunt for motorsport's coveted Triple Crown, and that means he'll return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. The race is scheduled for May 26. McLaren and Alonso made the announcement on Saturday. The Triple Crown consists of a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monaco Grand Prix, and Indy 500. Alonso has two of the three with two Monaco Grand Prix wins under his belt, and a victory with Toyota at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. The latter finally realized Toyota's dreams of a Le Mans victory after many years of heartbreak. Alonso entered the 2017 Indy...

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    Fernando Alonso to quit F1 after 2018 season

    Current McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will end his career in Formula 1 after the current season, the double world champion confirmed Tuesday. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on,” he said. The Spaniard also thanked his...

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    Fernando Alonso will race at Le Mans with Toyota

    McLaren on Tuesday confirmed that star driver Fernando Alonso will take time out from his busy schedule in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to contend some rounds for Toyota in the 2018/2019 super season of the World Endurance Championship. Yes, we're finally going to see the double-F1 world...

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    Alonso tests Toyota LMP1, Hartley signed by Toro Rosso F1 team

    Fernando Alonso is testing the waters in more race series outside of Formula 1 than just the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Spaniard is already confirmed to be competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona next January, the opening race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and...

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    Fernando Alonso to race in 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will take time out from his pre-season schedule for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. Alonso will join Lando Norris and Phil Hanson at United Autosports to pilot the team’s LMP2-spec car, a Ligier JS P217. The...

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    Alonso to stay at McLaren after signing “long-term” contract

    McLaren on Thursday confirmed it extended its contract with star driver Fernando Alonso. McLaren only said Alonso would contest the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship with the team, but in an interview the Spaniard said he’s there for the long haul. “We never discuss the contract clauses...

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    McLaren is floundering in Formula One and there isn’t much hope for the rest of the season. McLaren has even decided to let star driver Fernando Alonso skip this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, the most prestigious race on the calendar, to race in the Indianapolis 500 which is on the same day, May 28. The British-based, Bahraini-owned team will partner with America’s Andretti Autosport to field a single car powered by a Honda engine, in this case a 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, limited by IndyCar regulations to 12,000 rpm. All teams use a common Dallara DW12 chassis, but...

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    Fernando Alonso Takes Delivery Of Honda Civic Type R, Waits For NSX

    Despite dealing with a disastrous season after switching from Ferrari to McLaren in the Formula One World Championship, Fernando Alonso appears upbeat—at least on social media—as he can be seen posing next to the new Honda Civic Type R with a huge smile on his face in a recent photo...

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    Alonso Contradicts McLaren’s Wind Theory By Blaming Crash On Steering Problem

    During pre-season testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain last month, double world champion Fernando Alonso unexpectedly left the track, causing the right-hand side of his McLaren to strike a cement wall. Despite traveling at a relatively low...

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    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso To Sit Out Australian GP, Marussia Confirmed To Join Grid

    It’s starting to emerge that Fernando Alonso’s crash during pre-season testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship may be more serious than initially thought. Despite his McLaren team saying the crash was quite “normal” and the Spaniard only suffered a concussion...

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    McLaren Says Wind Caused Alonso Crash, Driver To Miss Final Pre-Season Test

    During the second round of pre-season testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship, which took place last week at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain, McLaren’s new recruit Fernando Alonso unexpectedly left the track at turn three, causing the right-hand side of the car to...

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    Fernando Alonso Conscious After Crashing Into A Wall During F1 Testing

    Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren this season has gotten off to a bumpy start. After suffering car trouble early during official testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship, the Spaniard has now been involved in a crash. During Sunday’s practice session at Circuit de Catalunya...

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    Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will be driving for McLaren this season, which as most F1 fans would know will be powered by Honda engines once again. Having been driving Ferraris and Maseratis in his off-time since 2010 (when he first joined former employer Scuderia Ferrari), it appears the Spaniard is now looking forward to driving something from a new brand: the 2016 Acura NSX (more specifically a Honda NSX since that is how the car will be badged in Europe). Alonso professed his love for the new NSX on his Twitter account, stating that one day he and the car...

  • McLaren signs Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso for 2015 Formula One season
    McLaren Confirms Jenson Button And Fernando Alonso For 2015

    McLaren has finally ended speculation about its driver lineup for the 2015 Formula One World Championship, announcing today it has signed former Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso to drive alongside existing recruit Jenson Button. Sadly for Kevin Magnussen, who drove for McLaren during the 2014 season...

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    Sebastian Vettel Replaces Fernando Alonso At Ferrari: Official

    Ferrari has finally confirmed what everyone has already known for some time, that four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will replace Fernando Alonso at its F1 team in 2015. Alonso is yet to confirm where he’s headed but the current thinking is a return to McLaren, which the...

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    Audi To Enter F1 In 2016 With Fernando Alonso Onboard?

    Audi may be planning to ditch the world of endurance racing and seek a new challenge in motorsport’s top echelon, Formula One. The German automaker has been the dominant force in endurance racing for more than a decade, winning 13 of the past 16 24 Hours of Le Mans races, and with sister...

  • Fernando Alonso looks nervous as Felipe Massa laps the Circuit de Catalunya
    Fernando Alonso And Felipe Massa Wring Out A 458 Italia: Video

    If you’re wondering what Formula One drivers do for fun on testing days, this video should answer that question. While at the Circuit de Catalunya for pre-season shakedown testing of the new Ferrari F138 Formula One car, Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa borrowed a...

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    Fernando Alonso Awarded A Ferrari FF For Wining Malaysian GP

    For his efforts at last weekend’s 2012 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso has been presented with a brand new Ferrari FF supercar during a post-race visit to the automaker’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy. Despite only qualifying in ninth position, Alonso showed why he...

  • Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and their new company cars.

    "Brand ambassadors" Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have been presented with customized Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8s.

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    Hamilton Blown Away By Alonso’s Latest Comments

    McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has admitted he was “blown away” by the latest comments made by his former team-mate and current Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. During this weekend’s 2011 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Alonso stated to the media that he believes Hamilton is the...

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    Sebastian Vettel Unstoppable At Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel is potentially one Grand Prix away from taking out the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship after cementing his eighth win of the season, this time at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza yesterday. The German youngster’s lead over the rest of the field now stands at 112 points, and...

  • Fernando Alonso tests the Ferrari 458 Spider
    Fernando Alonso Tests The Ferrari 458 Spider In Maranello: Video

    Right before the start of this weekend’s 2011 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso wanted to try out the new Ferrari 458 Spider, even though the car isn’t set for its world debut until the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 13. We’re sure being the automaker’s...

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    Fernando Alonso Compares Race Fuel To Road Fuel In His Ferrari F1: Video

    Shell gets Fernando Alonso to drive his Ferrari F1 car around a track, once with racing fuel and once with normal pump grade stuff, to see how the two fuels compare.

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    Alonso Scores First Win For Ferrari At Formula 1 British Grand Prix

    Fernando Alonso has clenched the first victory for Ferrari in the 2011 Formula 1 Championship, taking top honors at the Silverstone race track during yesterday’s British Grand Prix. The win comes exactly 60 years after Ferrari’s first ever victory in Formula 1, which took place back in...

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