Category Archives: 2017 Season

Abu Dhabi GP: Three in a row for Alonso

A hard-fought but ultimately rewarding end to a challenging Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the last of the current McLaren Honda partnership.

Abu Dhabi GP: Free tyre choice as Alonso qualifies 11th

Fernando closely missed the top ten and will start from 11th place for the final race of the 2017 season, with a free tyre choice.

Abu Dhabi GP: Fernando Alonso Friday Recap

While the late morning desert heat subsided, track conditions mirrored the setting of the sun as temperatures dropped as much as nine degrees between sessions.

Brazilian GP: Points again! Alonso finishes 8th

Fernando Alonso drove his heart out in a race-long pursuit of Felipe Massa, ending his Brazilian Grand Prix in a hugely impressive eighth position.

Brazilian GP: Alonso to start from 6th

Fernando Alonso qualified in 7th place for the Brazilian GP, he’ll start from a brilliant 6th place tomorrow.

Brazilian GP: A consistent Friday for Fernando

After a trouble-free FP1, Fernando was 10th fastest. It was limited running in FP2 after a small car issue, but Fernando managed to get P10 once again.

Brazilian GP: Thursday in São Paulo

Calm before the storm in São Paulo, as Fernando talks to the media on Thursday ahead of the Brazilian GP.

Mexico GP: First points finish since Hungary

A fantastic recovery drive from Fernando to finish 10th after starting 18th. It’s the first points finish for the Spaniard since the Hungarian GP.

Mexico GP: Alonso to start 19th

After engine grid penalties, Fernando Alonso will start 19th in the Mexico GP. With his Q1 lap, he would’ve got minimally 9th.

Mexico GP: McLaren looking strong on Friday

It’s been a satisfying Friday for Fernando & McLaren. After some good progress, Fernando has set 8th & 7th in the first two practice sessions.

US GP: Fernando retires from points

It was a great start to a race with high expectations, where Fernando held points throughout the entire race, until lap 25, where engine woes ended Fer’s race, yet again.

US GP: Alonso to start 8th in Austin

After a fantastic qualifying performance Fernando qualified in 9th, but will start 8th due to a Verstappen penalty. Alonso was more than half a second ahead of team mate Vandoorne.

US GP: McLaren looking strong on Friday

“We look to be in a good shape going into Saturday” Fernando said as he took 7th in a dry FP2 session.

VIDEO: Fernando talks after contract renewal

A busy Thursday for Fernando Alonso & McLaren after the announcement that Fernando will stay. Listen to what Fernando & Zak Brown had to say.

Fernando Alonso will stay with McLaren for 2018

“This is a team he loves, and his heart has always been set on staying.”

JapaneseGP: A great recovery, but without reward

A truly fantastic recovery drive from Fernando Alonso, coming from last to 11th, but just about without reward

What If: McLaren finished all races in 2017?

McLaren’s 2017 campaign was overshadowed by Honda’s technical difficulties, but where would the Woking based team stand, if they finished all their 2017 races?

JapaneseGP: Friday in Suzuka

A calm Friday in Suzuka, as Fernando takes 12th in free practice one, and doesn’t even set a time in a wet free practice two.

JapaneseGP: “One of my favourite tracks”

One last time: Alonso & McLaren are set to race for a final time with Honda at the home track of the Japanese manufacturer.

Alonso hoping to turn fortunes around

Fernando Alonso says he is hoping to “turn our fortunes around” in Japan after a challenging string of events in the latest races.