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Fernando Alonso Calls His Win ‘A Higher Level Than Any Other Victory In Le Mans’

During a pre-race press conference for the Formula One French Grand Prix on Thursday, humanity’s hero and one true savior Fernando Alonso said, verbatim, that his recent overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was “a higher level than any other victory in Le Mans.” Yes, the Le Mans that’s been around since […]

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Brace Yourselves Because Alonso Is Going Back To Indy And Alonsomania Is Just Getting Started

Motorsport renaissance man and two-time Formula One world champ Fernando Alonso was part of the winning No. 8 Toyota TS050 team that finally—after years of almost winning and absolute heartbreak—won Le Mans. Now that he’s got two of the three wins for the Triple Crown of Motorsport, it’s obvious where he’s heading…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Canadian Grand Prix Is Fernando Alonso’s 300th, And He Deserves More Respect 

Fernando Alonso is the fourth most prolific racer in Formula One history, having already entered 299 Grands Prix with this weekend’s Canadian run set to be his 300th—only Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button, and Michael Schumacher have run more. He’s been saddled with some terrible racing cars in recent years, and he…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The McLaren F1 Team Hasn’t Escaped Those Reliability Problems Yet

The finale of the Formula One season last year was a hard one for me. It was the end of a long, one-sided relationship I’d held with the McLaren-Honda F1 team partnership, in which the Honda engine miserably failed and I made constant, possibly annoying jokes about it. I really enjoyed the bond we had […]

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The 2018 McLaren Formula One Car: Now With More Blue And Less Honda

Life is full of disappointments, but not many have been as crushing as the story of the McLaren Honda Formula One team. The return to that partnership conjured images of the Senna-Prost glory days, but it mostly meant DNFs, engine failures and Fernando Alonso’s sad, dead-looking eyes. But for 2018, things will be…Read more… Continue […]

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WEC Changes Race Date So It Doesn’t Clash With F1 Star Fernando Alonso’s Schedule

The FIA World Endurance Championship officially changed its 2018 schedule, moving the 6 Hours of Fuji back a week. The changes conveniently came after Formula One star Fernando Alonso announced he’d race the entire WEC season that didn’t conflict with his F1 schedule, and Fuji conflicted with his F1 schedule.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Madman Fernando Alonso Will Race The F1 And WEC Seasons At The Same Time

After apparently enjoying racing about 22 more hours than he’s used to at the Rolex 24, Formula One’s Fernando Alonso decided he’ll compete in all of the FIA World Endurance Championship races that don’t conflict with his F1 obligations this season. He, presumably, hates sleep.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Really Hope Fernando Alonso Isn’t Cursed But He’s Having Fun At Daytona

One of the most exciting recent developments in Formula One is the reappearance of drivers driving in other series. For some reason—an unwillingness to risk getting hurt or break their focus or whatever—that hasn’t happened much recently. But as F1's Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll have found out at this year’s Rolex…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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No, Fernando Alonso Isn’t Officially Doing Le Mans For Toyota — Yet

There’s a very convincing looking fake Twitter account claiming that everybody’s favorite series-hopping Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is confirmed to drive for Toyota at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But don’t get your hopes up just yet—it’s an extremely well done gag. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Will Keep Racing Its Le Mans Prototype Next Season

Porsche may have dropped out of the World Endurance Championship, but Toyota is here to stay as the lone LMP1 class manufacturer left. Toyota announced that they will stay for the series’ odd transitional 2018-2019 season at the annual WEC awards ceremony that followed the 6 Hours of Bahrain. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Let Us All Rejoice As Fernando Alonso Will Test Toyota’s Le Mans Prototype Tomorrow

Fernando Alonso’s quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport (Monaco, Indy and Le Mans) continues, and we couldn’t love it more. Alonso confirmed to the World Endurance Championship today that he was going to test out the Toyota Ts050 LMP1 tomorrow, like he might be gunning for a Le Mans seat or something.Read more… […]

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Fernando Alonso Visits Toyota’s 24 Hours Of Le Mans Team To Talk Seats: Report

Two-time Formula One world champ and one-time (and hopefully more-times) Indianapolis 500 participant Fernando Alonso really wants to keep going with his quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport. One report suggests that he may try his hand at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota’s LMP1 team. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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EXCLUSIVE: After Much Detective Work And Investigating We Now Know The Name Of Fernando Alonso’s Cat

Formula One star Fernando Alonso is probably long accustomed to being the center of attention, but there’s a new star in his life that’s stealing some of the shine: a tiny cat. But for a long, tormenting two days after he shared a photo of the little angel, we did not know its name. Read […]

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This McLaren-Honda F1 Partnership Still Blows

McLaren finally tossed its partnership with Honda aside, meaning the team will have a new, different, hopefully slightly better Renault power unit for the 2018 race season. But the McLaren team still has to ride out (however much it can of) the 2017 season with a Honda power unit, which totally blows. Read more… Continue […]

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Fernando Alonso May Test A Car Soon To Race In The 24 Hours Of Daytona

The best thing about McLaren’s Formula One team right now is that they want to let their drivers drive in other series. We had to ask McLaren Technology Group Executive Director and real-life American in F1 Zak Brown if Fernando Alonso might drive at the 24 Hours of Daytona. “Stay tuned,” he told us.Read more… […]

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Fernando Alonso Is Staying In A Hopefully More Reliable McLaren F1 Car For 2018

McLaren confirmed today that Fernando Alonso will be staying with the Formula One team for next year alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, F1 announced. Thankfully, since McLaren will run Renault power units next year, they might actually have a competitive car. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso Still Isn’t Sure If He’ll Stay With The McLaren F1 Team

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The McLaren-Honda Formula One team isn’t great these days. Wild, right? The team’s two-time champ, Fernando Alonso, has threatened to leave all year in the same vein as a teenager saying they’ll never talk to you again, and he’s still not sure if he’ll stay around.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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F1’s Fernando Alonso Delivers Package Right To A Fan’s Door

I get excited for the mail every day, but that’s probably because I work from home, live in a retirement neighborhood and am secretly 87-years-old. But getting something delivered by Formula One driver and professional sad man Fernando Alonso would be slightly more exciting than the daily mail truck.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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