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  1. Friday 18 August 2017

  2. Alonso: 'Unfinished business' with McLaren 09:54

    Alonso: 'Unfinished business' with McLaren

    Fernando Alonso says he is open to sticking with McLaren for 2018, highlighting "unfinished business together", but needs reassurances over its future…

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  3. Thursday 17 August 2017

  4. Mid-season review: McLaren-Honda's woes 08:42

    Mid-season review: McLaren-Honda's woes

    GPUpdate.net continues its mid-season review series with McLaren-Honda, which has lacked reliability and performance, restricting prospects for driver pairing…

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  5. Friday 11 August 2017

  6. Alonso 'much better' than in title-winning years 13:47

    Alonso 'much better' than in title-winning years

    McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso has described his 2017 season as "fantastic", despite his team's struggles, and feels he is a much better driver than in…

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  7. Tuesday 1 August 2017

  8. Boullier hails 'utterly sensational' Alonso 13:22

    Boullier hails 'utterly sensational' Alonso

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier labelled Fernando Alonso's drive at the Hungarian Grand Prix as "utterly sensational", after the Spaniard claimed sixth…

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  9. Monday 31 July 2017

  10. Hungarian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:22

    Hungarian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Sebastian Vettel overcame a steering issue to head a Ferrari 1-2 finish as the Red Bull drivers collided on the opening lap. GPUpdate.net presents its winners…

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  11. Sunday 30 July 2017

  12. Alonso hails 'perfectly executed' run to sixth 17:34

    Alonso hails 'perfectly executed' run to sixth

    Fernando Alonso believes his and McLaren's Hungarian Grand Prix was "perfectly executed" as he grabbed the team's best result of the 2017 campaign by finishing…

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  13. Alonso keen to score 'much needed' points 09:02

    Alonso keen to score 'much needed' points

    Fernando Alonso has urged full concentration at McLaren-Honda in order to convert top 10 starting positions into "much needed" points in the Hungarian Grand…

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  14. Thursday 27 July 2017

  15. Reaction: Formula 1 drivers on halo device 15:37

    Reaction: Formula 1 drivers on halo device

    Formula 1 drivers were quizzed about the planned introduction of the halo head protection device for the 2018 season during media day at the Hungarian Grand…

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  16. Monday 24 July 2017

  17. Alonso targets 'trouble-free' event, points 14:04

    Alonso targets 'trouble-free' event, points

    Fernando Alonso is optimistic that McLaren-Honda can enjoy a "trouble-free weekend" at the Hungarian Grand Prix, in order to grab points at a venue where less…

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  18. Wednesday 19 July 2017

  19. Brown: Alonso 'very clear' he wants F1 stay 10:28

    Brown: Alonso 'very clear' he wants F1 stay

    McLaren chief Zak Brown says Fernando Alonso has made it "very clear" that he wants to remain in Formula 1 next year, as the Spaniard's time frame for making a…

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  20. Sunday 16 July 2017

  21. Alonso: Retirement 'less painful' than usual 17:31

    Alonso: Retirement 'less painful' than usual

    Fernando Alonso says his retirement from the British Grand Prix was "less painful" than usual, given that he was not fighting for a points-paying…

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  22. Saturday 15 July 2017

  23. Overview: Alonso's 330 lost grid places 19:16

    Overview: Alonso's 330 lost grid places

    Fernando Alonso's car has racked up 345 places worth of engine-related grid penalties since he returned to McLaren in 2015, when the team reunited with Honda…

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  24. Alonso pleased to 'excite' with Q1 show 15:47

    Alonso pleased to 'excite' with Q1 show

    Fernando Alonso expressed satisfaction at being able to reward long-suffering McLaren fans by setting the quickest time during Q1 for the British Grand Prix, as…

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  25. Alonso's British GP grid drop now 30 places 11:10

    Alonso's British GP grid drop now 30 places

    Fernando Alonso is set to start from the back of the grid at the British Grand Prix after Honda fitted additional power unit elements to his MCL32, leading to…

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  26. Thursday 13 July 2017

  27. Alonso to get British Grand Prix grid drop 16:53

    Alonso to get British Grand Prix grid drop

    Fernando Alonso is set for a host of engine-related grid penalties at the British Grand Prix, with Honda confirming that he has a five-place drop as it…

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  28. Sunday 9 July 2017

  29. Verstappen, Alonso rue lap one collision 14:08

    Verstappen, Alonso rue lap one collision

    Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso were left to rue an early exit from the Austrian Grand Prix, in a Turn 1 incident triggered by Daniil Kvyat. Kvyat locked…

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  30. Saturday 8 July 2017

  31. Alonso: McLaren 'definitely moving forward' 15:51

    Alonso: McLaren 'definitely moving forward'

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda is "definitely moving forward" after coming close to a Q3 appearance during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix. Honda…

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  32. Alonso reverts to 'Spec 2' Honda engine 09:55

    Alonso reverts to 'Spec 2' Honda engine

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has reverted to Honda's 'Spec 2' engine for the remainder of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, after a problem was detected on…

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  33. Thursday 6 July 2017

  34. McLaren pair cautious over 'Spec 3' PU 16:50

    McLaren pair cautious over 'Spec 3' PU

    McLaren duo Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne have cut a cautious tone over Honda's 'Spec 3' power unit, which will be introduced to both MCL32s at this…

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  35. Tuesday 4 July 2017

  36. Alonso: McLaren 'better suited' to Spielberg 08:24

    Alonso: McLaren 'better suited' to Spielberg

    Fernando Alonso expects McLaren's Honda-powered MCL32 to be "better suited" to the Red Bull Ring (Spielberg), the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. McLaren…

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  37. Friday 30 June 2017

  38. Overview: What are Alonso's options for '18? 09:01

    Overview: What are Alonso's options for '18?

    Formula 1 in 2017 continues to raise plenty of talking points but one continuing theme has been Fernando Alonso's future, with his signature up for grabs.…

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  39. Tuesday 27 June 2017

  40. Honda to bring 'Spec 3' PU to Austrian GP 11:24

    Honda to bring 'Spec 3' PU to Austrian GP

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa has confirmed that its 'Spec 3' power unit will be introduced at the Austrian Grand Prix, following a successful test in…

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  41. Sunday 25 June 2017

  42. Alonso: Podium, perhaps victory possible 17:47

    Alonso: Podium, perhaps victory possible

    Fernando Alonso reckons he could have won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a more competitive car, as a dramatic afternoon unfolded at the Baku City…

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  43. Saturday 24 June 2017

  44. Alonso: Rivals think we're on slow-down laps 16:49

    Alonso: Rivals think we're on slow-down laps

    Fernando Alonso believes McLaren-Honda's speed deficit is so pronounced that his rivals think he is on a slow lap when he is actually on a quick…

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  45. Alonso's grid penalty now up to 40 places 10:31

    Alonso's grid penalty now up to 40 places

    McLaren-Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso's grid penalty for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is now up to 40 places, after installing further new power unit…

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  46. Friday 23 June 2017

  47. Red Bull rules out signing Alonso for '18 13:26

    Red Bull rules out signing Alonso for '18

    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has ruled out signing Fernando Alonso, insisting that both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will stay onboard in…

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  48. Alonso, Vandoorne get initial 15-place drops 12:09

    Alonso, Vandoorne get initial 15-place drops

    McLaren-Honda pair Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne have both initially landed 15-place grid penalties for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after taking on fresh…

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  49. Thursday 22 June 2017

  50. Alonso expects open 2017/18 driver market 12:00

    Alonso expects open 2017/18 driver market

    Fernando Alonso says he expects there to be "a lot of changes" in the Formula 1 driver market across the coming months, and he will "stay calm" when making his…

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  51. Webber: Alonso's situation is a 'travesty' 09:02

    Webber: Alonso's situation is a 'travesty'

    Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber says it is an "absolute travesty" that Fernando Alonso is enduring a third successive season in an uncompetitive car at…

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  52. Monday 19 June 2017

  53. Alonso: Baku power unit penalties 'likely' 14:24

    Alonso: Baku power unit penalties 'likely'

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is braced for power unit-related grid penalties at this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, amid Honda's ongoing reliability…

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  54. Wednesday 14 June 2017

  55. Watson: Alonso's options limited for 2018 11:22

    Watson: Alonso's options limited for 2018

    Ex-Formula 1 driver John Watson reckons that Fernando Alonso will struggle to find a competitive, alternative seat in Formula 1 for 2018, if he leaves…

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  56. GPU readers tip Alonso to switch to US 08:16

    GPU readers tip Alonso to switch to US

    GPUpdate.net readers have tipped Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1 and continue his career in the United States in 2018, amid McLaren-Honda's troubles. In…

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  57. Tuesday 13 June 2017

  58. Boullier: Late Canada exit 'gut-wrenching' 10:36

    Boullier: Late Canada exit 'gut-wrenching'

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has described the team's late race failure at the Canadian Grand Prix as "gut-wrenching", adding that its current…

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  59. Sunday 11 June 2017

  60. Brown says McLaren will be 'proactive' 22:59

    Brown says McLaren will be 'proactive'

    McLaren chief Zak Brown says the team will be "proactive" in its approach with engine partner Honda, after a late failure cost Fernando Alonso a point at the…

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  61. Saturday 10 June 2017

  62. Alonso 'extremely happy' despite deficit 20:20

    Alonso 'extremely happy' despite deficit

    Fernando Alonso labelled himself as "extremely happy" after extracting the "maximum" from McLaren-Honda's package during qualifying for the Canadian Grand…

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  63. Friday 9 June 2017

  64. 'We are used to it' - Alonso on stoppage 17:09

    'We are used to it' - Alonso on stoppage

    McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso sighed that "we are used to it" after he suffered another technical stoppage during practice for the Canadian Grand…

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  65. Thursday 8 June 2017

  66. 'If we win by September I will stay' - Alonso 16:49

    'If we win by September I will stay' - Alonso

    Fernando Alonso has ramped up the pressure on McLaren-Honda to deliver results quickly, suggesting that he will only stay with the team in 2018 if it is winning…

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  67. Monday 5 June 2017

  68. Feature: Back to reality for McLaren, Alonso 16:42

    Feature: Back to reality for McLaren, Alonso

    Fernando Alonso and McLaren's 2017 campaign is likely to be characterised by its bold Indianapolis 500 effort, but it is now back to the grind for the pair, as…

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  69. Alonso: I'm ready to get back to day job 12:38

    Alonso: I'm ready to get back to day job

    Fernando Alonso says he is ready to return to his "day job" at the Canadian Grand Prix, having briefly stepped away from Formula 1 to contest the Indianapolis…

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  70. Wednesday 31 May 2017

  71. In full: Alonso's Indy 500 ROTY speech 11:02

    In full: Alonso's Indy 500 ROTY speech

    Fernando Alonso captured the attention of the motorsport world with his efforts at the Indianapolis 500, linking up with McLaren, Honda and Andretti for an…

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  72. Monday 29 May 2017

  73. Feature: F1 paddock unites for Alonso 17:28

    Feature: F1 paddock unites for Alonso

    Once the Monaco Grand Prix had finished, all eyes were on the Indianapolis 500 and, more pertinently, Fernando Alonso. GPUpdate.net joined the action at the…

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  74. Sunday 28 May 2017

  75. Alonso hails performance despite DNF 21:23

    Alonso hails performance despite DNF

    Fernando Alonso labelled his Indy 500 experience as "one of the best" of his career and revelled in his performance, despite retiring from the race due to an…

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  76. Monday 22 May 2017

  77. Alonso felt Indy 500 pole was within reach 11:58

    Alonso felt Indy 500 pole was within reach

    McLaren-Andretti debutant Fernando Alonso believes pole position for the Indianapolis 500 was within his reach, following a minor engine glitch during his…

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  78. Sunday 21 May 2017

  79. Carpenter quickest, Alonso makes Fast Nine 00:04

    Carpenter quickest, Alonso makes Fast Nine

    Ed Carpenter clocked the quickest time during a delayed and disrupted Saturday qualifying session for this year's running of the Indianapolis 500, as Fernando…

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  80. Saturday 20 May 2017

  81. Alonso: 'Not much pressure' over qualifying 08:48

    Alonso: 'Not much pressure' over qualifying

    Fernando Alonso believes there is "not much pressure" for him as he prepares to participate in Saturday's first qualifying session for the Indianapolis…

    Indy
  82. Friday 19 May 2017

  83. Alonso finds 'good balance' for traffic 10:33

    Alonso finds 'good balance' for traffic

    Fernando Alonso says he has found a "good balance" for running in traffic ahead of his assault on the Indianapolis 500 later this month. After a windy third…

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  84. Thursday 18 May 2017

  85. In photos: 10 days until the Indy 500 15:24

    In photos: 10 days until the Indy 500

    The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 will commence in 10 days' time when 33 cars line up at the Motor Speedway. GPUpdate.net takes a look at the…

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  86. Alonso fourth fastest on windy third day 09:46

    Alonso fourth fastest on windy third day

    Fernando Alonso finished fourth fastest on the third day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, which was restricted due to consistently strong winds. IndyCar…

    Indy
  87. Brown 'understands' Alonso over future 07:28

    Brown 'understands' Alonso over future

    McLaren chief Zak Brown says he "totally understands" Fernando Alonso's recent comments regarding his future, as the Spaniard chases a third Formula 1 world…

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  88. Wednesday 17 May 2017

  89. Video: Alonso's 'double overtake' at Indy 09:40

    Video: Alonso's 'double overtake' at Indy

    Fernando Alonso gains confidence running in traffic at Indianapolis, pulling off a double overtake.

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  90. Alonso get first taste of running in traffic 09:36

    Alonso get first taste of running in traffic

    Fernando Alonso hailed a "productive" second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, as he finally experienced high-speed running in traffic. Alonso made…

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  91. Tuesday 16 May 2017

  92. Alonso has 'much better feeling' with car 15:26

    Alonso has 'much better feeling' with car

    Fernando Alonso described a "much better feeling" with his car following the first day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, in which he placed 19th…

    Indy
  93. Alonso fights suspension issue at Indy 00:13

    Alonso fights suspension issue at Indy

    Fernando Alonso finished P19 on the first day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Monday, but a suspected rear suspension issue limited his running to…

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  94. Monday 15 May 2017

  95. Andretti leads first day of Indy 500 practice 23:40

    Andretti leads first day of Indy 500 practice

    The first full day of Indianapolis 500 practice was completed under sunny skies today with Marco Andretti leading the field. The Andretti driver ran a total of…

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  96. Andretti: Alonso's strong start 'no surprise' 07:32

    Andretti: Alonso's strong start 'no surprise'

    Fernando Alonso made a near perfect start to his Indianapolis 500 effort last month, as he flew through the mandatory Rookie Orientation Programme on his first…

    Indy
  97. Sunday 14 May 2017

  98. Alonso: Points unlikely even without clash 17:41

    Alonso: Points unlikely even without clash

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says a points finish in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix would have been unlikely even without his clash with Felipe Massa. Alonso…

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  99. Saturday 13 May 2017

  100. Alonso: Q3 appearance will be 'nice boost' 15:20

    Alonso: Q3 appearance will be 'nice boost'

    Fernando Alonso reckons his "gift" appearance in the final phase of qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix will act as a "nice boost" to McLaren-Honda. McLaren…

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  101. Friday 12 May 2017

  102. Brown in 'disbelief' after Alonso's stoppage 17:46

    Brown in 'disbelief' after Alonso's stoppage

    McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown says he was "in a state of disbelief" when Fernando Alonso's MCL32 came to a halt after just two corners during practice in…

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  103. Honda: Oil leak caused Alonso stoppage 10:41

    Honda: Oil leak caused Alonso stoppage

    Honda has confirmed that an oil leak was the cause of Fernando Alonso's stoppage during the early stages of the first practice session for the Spanish Grand…

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  104. Thursday 11 May 2017

  105. Alonso's motorsport future 'very open' 14:37

    Alonso's motorsport future 'very open'

    McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso says he is "very open" over his future beyond 2017, when his current F1 contract expires, though has reiterated that no decision…

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