Fernando Alonso
Jul 23

Sources: Alonso Could Be Free To Leave Ferrari

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

could leave at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016.

“I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. “But he can’t just go to McLaren because he has a contract that he can’t get out of unless he’s sacked. Sometimes you choose a car and you’re wrong.”

Mercedes team chairman Lauda, however, may not be right.

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Jul 22

F1: Alonso praises Ricciardo’s driving after duel in Hockenheim

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Sunday 20 July 2014. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault, leads Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F14T. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P1712

, Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault, fights with , F14T, during the 2014 . (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso has hailed the “amazing” job being done this year by Daniel Ricciardo.

At Silverstone, Spaniard Alonso’s wheel-to-wheel duel with world champion was littered with radio complaints about one another’s driving.

But after Hockenheim, where the Ferrari driver had a similarly thrilling battle with Vettel’s new teammate Ricciardo, Alonso had nothing but praise for the Australian.

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Jul 18

F1: Raikkonen Outpaces Ferrari Teammate On Friday At German GP

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth quickest on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

was fourth quickest on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

made a solid start to the weekend as Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest in second practice, while teammate was ninth.

Like the other teams Ferrari had to adjust to running without its FRIC system.

“Unfortunately in the morning, because of a technical problem, I had to come back to the garage and was unable to do an additional run on the soft tires,” said Raikkonen. ”But thanks to a great job from the team, I managed to quickly get back out on track.

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Jul 7

F1 Monday notebook – many drivers left frustrated after British GP

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel engaged in a heated battle late on in Sunday's British GP. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

and engaged in a heated battle late on in Sunday’s . (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Christian Horner says that the battle between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso at Silverstone was a fair one, despite some controversy about how much of the run-off area they were using.

Both drivers complained on team radio about their rival exceeding track limits, something that the FIA had brought up before the race. Vettel eventually got past, and pulled away to claim fifth.

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Jul 5

F1: Frustrated Alonso Questions Ferrari Tactics At British GP

Fernando Alonso failed to advance out of Q1 for the first time since 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

failed to advance out of Q1 for the first time since 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his team’s tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix.

“We know there are two Williams and two Ferraris out of Q1, so there’s definitely something wrong compared to the other teams because, when both cars are out in a session like this, it’s because you were in the wrong moment with the wrong tire,” Alonso said.

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