Category Archives: Race Results

Malaysia 2003: Fernando Alonso Makes History with Maiden Pole Position

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli withstood Michael Schumacher’s late-session attack to maintain an all-Renault front row in Sepang, even though the track temperature was dropping rapidly during the session – 49 degrees celcius when Alonso went fastest, 46 when Trulli

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

SingaporeGP: Hit from Räikkönen ends Fernando’s race

From a great start, which saw Fernando going all the way from 8th to 3rd, to a nightmare mistake from both Ferrari’s, which ended Fernando’s race.

ItalianGP: 9th retirement of the season

The Italian GP was never going to be easy for McLaren, especially when starting from the last row of the grid, but after a tough race, Fernando had to retire on the penultimate lap.

BelgianGP: A Honda disaster

From a promising start where Fernando jumped from 10th to 7th, to yet another Honda emberrassment

HungarianGP: Double points finish for McLaren

Fernando finished the Hungarian GP in a brilliant 6th place, while getting the fastest lap and being arguably the driver of the day.