Sixth place for Fernando Alonso was a valuable piece of damage-limitation. It ensured he stays in touch with the championship – something which didn’t look likely on Saturday evening as he faced starting from the pit lane in the race.
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Alonso’s mammoth stint and McLaren’s smart move
2010 Monaco Grand Prix analysisPosted on
The Monaco Grand Prix was shaped by two important developments: the speed with which Fernando Alonso passed the slower cars, and McLaren reacting to it by pitting Lewis Hamilton.
Monaco Grand Prix fastest lapsPosted on
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’15.192 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’15.318 0.126 3 Robert Kubica Renault 1’15.353 0.161 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’15.503 0.311 5 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’15.580 0.388 6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’15.905 0.713 7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’15.959 0.767 8 Adrian Sutil … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix fastest laps
Monaco Grand Prix in picturesPosted on
Mark Webber scored his second win in a row, leading every lap around the streets of Monte-Carlo. Take a look back at the race in pictures below.
Schumacher handed 20-second penalty, loses points finish, Mercedes to appealPosted on
Michael Schumacher has been stripped of his sixth-placed finish by the Monaco Grand Prix stewards, who handed him a 20-second penalty for overtaking Fernando Alonso at the final corner of the race. The result drops Schumacher from sixth place in the original standings to 12th and out of the points.
Webber dominates Monaco Grand PrixPosted on
Mark Webber led every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix and led Red Bull to a one-two victory in the principality. The race was interrupted by four safety car periods after a series of crashes, but Webber stayed cool and re-built his lead every time. He survived a late scare when two backmarkers collided in … Continue reading Webber dominates Monaco Grand Prix
Schumacher courts controversy with last-gasp pass on Alonso after safety carPosted on
The result of the Monaco Grand Prix remains provisional as the stewards investigate Michael Schumacher’s last-corner pass on Fernando Alonso. Schumacher passed Alonso for sixth place after the safety car went into the pits on the final lap. Update: Schumacher handed 20-second penalty and loses points finish
Red Bull duo take joint championship lead – points in full after MonacoPosted on
Drivers championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 78 2 Sebastian Vettel 78 3 Fernando Alonso 75 4 Jenson Button 70 5 Felipe Massa 61 6 Robert Kubica 59 7 Lewis Hamilton 59 8 Nico Rosberg 56 9 Michael Schumacher 22 10 Adrian Sutil 20 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 10 12 Rubens Barrichello 7 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Red Bull duo take joint championship lead – points in full after Monaco
Monaco Grand Prix resultPosted on
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 78 1 2 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 78 0.448 0.448 3 3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 78 1.675 1.227 2 4 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 78 2.666 0.991 4 5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 78 4.363 1.697 5 6 8 … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix result
Massa struggles despite Ferrari upgrades (Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team)Posted on
Second place for Fernando Alonso in his home race helped him cut the gap to championship leader Jenson Button. But Felipe Massa struggled for pace in the Spanish Grand Prix and said afterwards he issn’t able to get the most out of the car on combination of soft and hard tyres used since Melbourne.
Ferrari deny Alonso-Massa riftPosted on
Ferrari insist their drivers have not fallen out after the Chinese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso passed team mate Felipe Massa on the way into the pit lane during the Shanghai race. Ferrari claim quotes from Massa after the race were taken out of context by some media and used to present a false impression that … Continue reading Ferrari deny Alonso-Massa rift
Pit lane pass hands advantage to Alonso (Chinese GP team-by-team: Ferrari)Posted on
How badly did Fernando Alonso not want to spend another race stuck behind his team mate? We can judge that from his bold pass on his team mate on their way into the pit lane which the team sought to play down after the Chinese Grand Prix.
Malaysian GP team-by-team: FerrariPosted on
After a strong start to the season Fernando Alonso’s problems in Sepang have Ferrari worrying about reliability. But they still lead both the championships. Felipe Massa Fernando Alonso Qualifying position 21 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’53.283 (+0.239) 1’53.044 Race position 7 13 Average race lap 1’40.991 (-0.217) 1’41.208 Laps 56/56 54/56 Pit stops 1 … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Ferrari
Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in MelbournePosted on
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher fell to the back of the pack at the start of today’s Australian Grand Prix after colliding on the first lap. But while Alonso climbed back through the field to finish fourth Schumacher was only able to grab tenth place and the final point on the penultimate lap. How did … Continue reading Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne
Alonso gets Maserati GranCabrio (Pictures)Posted on
Ah, the perks of being a Ferrari driver. At Renault, Fernando Alonso used to drive a Megane. Now he’s joined the Scuderia he can have something a tad more elegant. As Ferrari and Maserati share the same owner, Fiat, Alonso has opted for this Maserati GranCabrio, finished to his specification in Grigio Granito (grey) with … Continue reading Alonso gets Maserati GranCabrio (Pictures)
Bahrain GP press conference: Schumacher, Hamilton, Alonso, Button and MassaPosted on
Participants: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) Q: A question to all of you. What are you most looking forward to during this season? Who is going to start? The World Champion. Jenson Button: The same as all of us I think, and that is getting … Continue reading Bahrain GP press conference: Schumacher, Hamilton, Alonso, Button and Massa
2010 F1 season preview: FerrariPosted on
Ferrari’s 2009 campaign was their least successful since 1993 and left the team with a lot of wounded pride. But they could put that behind them very quickly in 2010 with a competitive-looking car and a strong new driver line-up.
Sorry Ferrari, Michael Schumacher is still the main event in Formula 1Posted on
Over 36,000 F1 fans packed the grandstands in Valencia to see Fernando Alonso make his first appearance for Ferrari on Wednesday. Ferrari hailed the reception as a sign that Alonso, not Michael Schumacher, is Formula 1’s biggest star draw: It has to be said that the Ricardo Tormo circuit was hosting seven new cars making … Continue reading Sorry Ferrari, Michael Schumacher is still the main event in Formula 1
Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)Posted on
Ferrari finished off its pre-season festivities with a kart race featuring both its 2010 race drivers. Felipe Massa was unable to repeat his 2009 victory but he fared better than new team mate Fernando Alonso who crashed on the penultimate lap of the race. See video and pictures from the race and the rest of … Continue reading Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)
Fernando Alonso’s new helmet for 2010Posted on
Fernando Alonso sported what looks like an updated helmet design for 2010 at Ferrari’s media event today. The design features his usual blue and yellow – a nod to his home city Oviedo – mixed with Ferrari red and, of course, the team’s sponsors’ logos. Here’s another angle on the design (taken while he gets … Continue reading Fernando Alonso’s new helmet for 2010