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Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Meet Fernando Alonso, ovalmeister.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving champion, completed all three phases of the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Making his oval-track debut, Alonso logged 110 laps around […]

Haas F1 Team Spirits Are High After Trip To Bahrain
Thursday, 20 Apr, 2017 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Spirits Are High After Trip To Bahrain
Haas F1 Team Spirits Are High After Trip To Bahrain

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Haas F1 Team capped a productive, point-paying drive by Romain Grosjean in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix with completion of a two-day open test at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
Kevin Magnussen took the wheel of the Ferrari-powered VF-17 for the second and final day of testing Wednesday, one-upping his teammate […]

McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis
Tuesday, 18 Apr, 2017 – 11:24 | Comments Off on McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis
McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso admits that his startling decision to compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 next month was triggered by the sad fact that McLaren Honda _ after only three of 20 races _ is not a player for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Yeah, definitely,” said […]

Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain
Sunday, 16 Apr, 2017 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain
Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain

Ferrari’s Formula One renaissance raced forward on Sunday as the Italian team’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix by 6.660 seconds over Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton.
The enabled Ferrari to break a tie in the driver standings between the German Vettel and Britain’s Hamilton and spurred Vettel to dance around like child on his birthday […]

Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole
Saturday, 15 Apr, 2017 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole
Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took the pole for Sunday’s Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday.
Bottas’ fast lap of 1:28.769 set a new track qualifying record and was .023 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Sabastian Vettel of Ferrari qualifying third fastest.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took fourth ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton […]

Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
Saturday, 15 Apr, 2017 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner says Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso of arch-rival McLaren F1 is “barking mad” for his decision to compete in next month’s Indianapolis 500.
Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion, announced Wednesday he will drive in the 101st running of the Indy 500 on […]

IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 19:02 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled pavement Wednesday enthusiastically greeted the sensational news that Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso would be joining them for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Yeah, that’s cool! Big news,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy […]

F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 16:11 | Comments Off on F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500

The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 has attracted a member of Formula One royalty.
McLaren announced Wednesday that Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last […]

Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Sunday, 9 Apr, 2017 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and in doing so, the Mercedes AMG driver pulled even with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the series points standings.
Hamilton started from the pole and never trailed in getting his 54th F1 victory.
Vettel finished second in Shanghai, 6.2 seconds back. Both Vettel and Hamilton head out of […]

Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2017 – 12:23 | Comments Off on Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reigning World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg began the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Sunday in his new role as Josef Fan.
And after the checkered flag had fallen upon Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg felt compelled to tweet: “Congrats Sebastian/Ferrari. Respect. Could be […]