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  1. Monday 19 December 2016

  2. 2016 review: McLaren-Honda make gains 08:01

    2016 review: McLaren-Honda make gains

    GPUpdate.net's end-of-season reviews continue with McLaren-Honda, which continued to make progress in 2016, as Fernando Alonso returned to his best, and Jenson…

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  3. Tuesday 13 December 2016

  4. Alonso says McLaren title 'my only goal' 13:04

    Alonso says McLaren title 'my only goal'

    Fernando Alonso has insisted that his "only goal" is to claim the World Championship with McLaren-Honda, following speculation linking him to the vacancy at…

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  5. Sunday 11 December 2016

  6. GPUpdate readers want Alonso at Mercedes 13:50

    GPUpdate readers want Alonso at Mercedes

    GPUpdate.net readers believe that Mercedes should try to poach Fernando Alonso from McLaren-Honda to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg in Formula 1 next…

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  7. Friday 9 December 2016

  8. Briatore: Alonso will not leave McLaren 11:43

    Briatore: Alonso will not leave McLaren

    Flavio Briatore, heavily involved in Fernando Alonso's career, says the Spaniard will not leave McLaren to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes for 2017, amid…

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  9. Tuesday 6 December 2016

  10. Mercedes considering Alonso for vacancy 10:00

    Mercedes considering Alonso for vacancy

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has admitted that the team is considering Fernando Alonso as Nico Rosberg's replacement, describing him as "a driver I respect a…

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  11. Monday 5 December 2016

  12. McLaren adamant Alonso will not leave 12:39

    McLaren adamant Alonso will not leave

    Fernando Alonso will not be leaving McLaren to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg at Mercedes for the 2017 season, according to the team's new Executive…

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  13. Sunday 4 December 2016

  14. Alonso samples Honda's RC213V at Motegi 16:14

    Alonso samples Honda's RC213V at Motegi

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso completed laps on Repsol Honda's title-winning RC213V MotoGP bike during the Japanese manufacturer's 'Thanks Day' at…

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  15. Friday 2 December 2016

  16. Overview: Candidates to replace Rosberg 15:08

    Overview: Candidates to replace Rosberg

    Following the shock news that Nico Rosberg will retire from Formula 1 with immediate effect, GPUpdate.net looks at the potential candidates who could line up…

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  17. Tuesday 29 November 2016

  18. Capito hopes Alonso extends McLaren deal 11:36

    Capito hopes Alonso extends McLaren deal

    McLaren's Formula 1 Chief Executive Officer Jost Capito says he hopes Fernando Alonso will seek to extend his stay with the team beyond the end of his current…

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  19. Monday 28 November 2016

  20. Alonso: McLaren showed big progress in 2016 08:38

    Alonso: McLaren showed big progress in 2016

    Fernando Alonso believes McLaren-Honda demonstrated substantial progress in 2016, though remains wary that further work must be undertaken before it can think…

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  21. Saturday 26 November 2016

  22. Alonso: McLaren pace 'extremely positive' 17:31

    Alonso: McLaren pace 'extremely positive'

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren can target a points finish at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he qualified in ninth position. Alonso was only 13th…

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  23. Thursday 24 November 2016

  24. Overview: F1's battles down the pack 07:42

    Overview: F1's battles down the pack

    While the attention this weekend will fall on the scrap for the title between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, there are several other battles further down the…

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  25. Monday 21 November 2016

  26. Alonso hints at switch to WEC after F1 10:46

    Alonso hints at switch to WEC after F1

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has indicated that he will embark on a chapter in the World Endurance Championship when he brings his Formula 1 career to a…

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  27. Monday 14 November 2016

  28. Alonso: I'll hit Vettel if he repeats move 09:33

    Alonso: I'll hit Vettel if he repeats move

    Fernando Alonso says "someone will have to hit" Sebastian Vettel if the Ferrari driver repeats the move he pulled on him during Sunday's Brazilian Grand…

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  29. Tuesday 8 November 2016

  30. Button hopes for points return in Brazil 16:02

    Button hopes for points return in Brazil

    Jenson Button is hopeful that McLaren-Honda will be competitive enough to return to the points at the Brazilian Grand Prix, after a disappointing visit to…

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  31. Thursday 3 November 2016

  32. 05:22

    Video of the Day: Fernando Alonso's legacy

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  33. Sunday 30 October 2016

  34. Alonso: 11th a 'dream' for race strategy 09:22

    Alonso: 11th a 'dream' for race strategy

    Fernando Alonso has described 11th as a "dream" position to start the Mexican Grand Prix, given that he will be on the clean side of the grid, with free choice…

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  35. Monday 24 October 2016

  36. Winners and Losers: United States Grand Prix 16:32

    Winners and Losers: United States Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh victory of the campaign but Nico Rosberg still controls the title race after bagging second position. GPUpdate.net presents…

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  37. Sunday 23 October 2016

  38. No further action over Alonso/Massa clash 23:31

    No further action over Alonso/Massa clash

    No further action will be taken over the clash between Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the closing stages of the United States Grand Prix, it has been…

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  39. Alonso: Q2 exit means McLaren can attack 14:24

    Alonso: Q2 exit means McLaren can attack

    Fernando Alonso says that his exit from the second segment of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix means he will be able to attack midfield rivals during…

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  40. Saturday 22 October 2016

  41. Alonso backs Hülkenberg's move to Renault 10:22

    Alonso backs Hülkenberg's move to Renault

    Fernando Alonso has backed Nico Hülkenberg's upcoming switch to Renault, describing it as a "very good decision" for both parties, which could even lead to a…

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  42. Monday 10 October 2016

  43. Alonso: McLaren pace a 'nasty surprise' 09:12

    Alonso: McLaren pace a 'nasty surprise'

    Fernando Alonso has described McLaren's pace at the Japanese Grand Prix as a "nasty surprise" as it slumped to a low-key result on a difficult weekend for the…

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  44. Saturday 8 October 2016

  45. Alonso says Suzuka marks 'step backwards' 09:32

    Alonso says Suzuka marks 'step backwards'

    Fernando Alonso reckons the Japanese Grand Prix marks a "step backwards" for McLaren-Honda after the team's qualifying struggles. Alonso could only manage…

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  46. Thursday 6 October 2016

  47. Alonso: Another 'big step' needed for 2017 08:22

    Alonso: Another 'big step' needed for 2017

    Fernando Alonso has praised McLaren-Honda for the progress it has made this year but says another "big step" is required if it is to fight for podiums and…

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  48. Wednesday 5 October 2016

  49. McLaren hopes to build on Sepang form 08:48

    McLaren hopes to build on Sepang form

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is hopeful that the outfit can replicate its Malaysia form at the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend, home to power unit…

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  50. Monday 3 October 2016

  51. Winners and Losers: Malaysian Grand Prix 16:44

    Winners and Losers: Malaysian Grand Prix

    Daniel Ricciardo returned to the top step of the podium by leading a Red Bull 1-2 at Sepang as Lewis Hamilton dramatically retired. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  52. Sunday 2 October 2016

  53. Alonso hails McLaren's 'aggressive' approach 13:14

    Alonso hails McLaren's 'aggressive' approach

    Fernando Alonso lauded McLaren's decision to adopt an aggressive strategy as he recovered from the back of the grid to finish seventh at the Malaysian Grand…

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  54. Saturday 1 October 2016

  55. Alonso's penalty increases with new parts 07:18

    Alonso's penalty increases with new parts

    Fernando Alonso's grid penalty at the Malaysian Grand Prix has increased to 45 positions after McLaren-Honda elected to fit new power unit components prior to…

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  56. Friday 30 September 2016

  57. Alonso boosted by McLaren improvements 13:15

    Alonso boosted by McLaren improvements

    Fernando Alonso was left boosted by McLaren's progress after an encouraging pair of practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Alonso clocked the fifth…

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  58. Thursday 29 September 2016

  59. Alonso to trial upgraded Honda engine 08:28

    Alonso to trial upgraded Honda engine

    Fernando Alonso will test an updated engine during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, as Honda works through its final development tokens, a move that will…

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  60. Sunday 18 September 2016

  61. Alonso briefly thought of podium finish 17:11

    Alonso briefly thought of podium finish

    Fernando Alonso says he fleetingly dreamt of a podium finish but accepted McLaren achieved the maximum result as he placed seventh in Singapore. Alonso…

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  62. Friday 16 September 2016

  63. Alonso: Lack of grip restricting McLaren 20:16

    Alonso: Lack of grip restricting McLaren

    Fernando Alonso reckons an overall lack of grip is hindering McLaren's pace in Singapore and is expecting a tough challenge in order to make it through to…

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  64. Hamilton, Alonso get first taste of halo 13:10

    Hamilton, Alonso get first taste of halo

    Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso became the latest drivers to sample the halo device during the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand…

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  65. Tuesday 6 September 2016

  66. Alonso, Hamilton set to run 'halo' in Singapore 07:32

    Alonso, Hamilton set to run 'halo' in Singapore

    Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton will become the latest drivers to run the 'halo' during practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, according to McLaren and…

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  67. Monday 5 September 2016

  68. Alonso: 'Good times are coming' for McLaren 15:26

    Alonso: 'Good times are coming' for McLaren

    Fernando Alonso is adamant that McLaren-Honda will enjoy "good times" over the remainder of the 2016 season, after the team endured a challenging Italian Grand…

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  69. Sunday 4 September 2016

  70. Alonso excited by Vandoorne partnership 10:04

    Alonso excited by Vandoorne partnership

    Fernando Alonso says that he is excited by the prospect of racing alongside Stoffel Vandoorne in 2017 and also hailed current McLaren team-mate Jenson…

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  71. Saturday 3 September 2016

  72. Alonso: Reaching Q3 would be 'nice surprise' 08:44

    Alonso: Reaching Q3 would be 'nice surprise'

    Fernando Alonso says reaching Q3 would be a "nice surprise" for McLaren after the Spaniard finished comfortably inside the top 10 during practice at…

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  73. Monday 29 August 2016

  74. Winners and Losers: Belgian Grand Prix 16:04

    Winners and Losers: Belgian Grand Prix

    Nico Rosberg took his sixth victory of the season from pole position while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton recovered to third. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  75. Sunday 28 August 2016

  76. Alonso: Spa showing was 'unthinkable' 17:32

    Alonso: Spa showing was 'unthinkable'

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda's performance at the Belgian Grand Prix, which yielded a Q3 appearance and points, was "unthinkable" just a few months…

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  77. Honda confirms 60-place penalty for Alonso 09:58

    Honda confirms 60-place penalty for Alonso

    McLaren engine supplier Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso will take a 60-place penalty for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, after moving on to a third new…

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  78. Saturday 27 August 2016

  79. Alonso sure Honda update marks 'step forward' 08:16

    Alonso sure Honda update marks 'step forward'

    Fernando Alonso says he is sure that Honda's updated power unit will mark a "step forward", despite his limited and dialled-down running during Belgian Grand…

    F1
  80. 05:42

    Video of the Day: Past, present and future race

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  81. Friday 26 August 2016

  82. Alonso faces hefty grid drop for new PU 12:25

    Alonso faces hefty grid drop for new PU

    McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso faces a grid drop worth 35 places at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, having taken on a brand new power unit after…

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  83. Monday 22 August 2016

  84. Alonso: McLaren can surprise in Belgium 14:18

    Alonso: McLaren can surprise in Belgium

    Fernando Alonso hopes that McLaren will be able to score some more points at the Belgian Grand Prix, despite admitting the Honda-powered MP4-31 is unlikely to…

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  85. Monday 1 August 2016

  86. Button describes fuel-saving struggle 08:42

    Button describes fuel-saving struggle

    Jenson Button says that he found himself in a precarious situation towards the end of the German Grand Prix, given the amount of fuel-saving he was required to…

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  87. Wednesday 27 July 2016

  88. Alonso not expecting repeat of Hungary pace 10:28

    Alonso not expecting repeat of Hungary pace

    Fernando Alonso says he is not expecting McLaren to repeat its Hungary form at this weekend's German Grand Prix, having been "the number four team" at the…

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  89. Monday 25 July 2016

  90. Alonso: McLaren in 'mini-championship' 09:46

    Alonso: McLaren in 'mini-championship'

    Fernando Alonso feels that McLaren is racing in another "mini-championship" behind frontrunners Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari, after his run to seventh…

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  91. Sunday 24 July 2016

  92. Alonso: McLaren must 'finish the job' 10:09

    Alonso: McLaren must 'finish the job'

    Fernando Alonso says he and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button must "finish the job" by converting their top 10 starting positions into a double points finish in…

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  93. Tuesday 12 July 2016

  94. Alonso fastest on first test day before rain 18:00

    Alonso fastest on first test day before rain

    Fernando Alonso put McLaren-Honda at the top of the timesheets on the opening day of the second in-season test session at Silverstone, which began in dry…

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  95. Monday 11 July 2016

  96. Alonso felt points were within reach 08:24

    Alonso felt points were within reach

    Fernando Alonso felt points were within McLaren-Honda's grasp at the British Grand Prix, before he endured a high-speed off at Abbey in tricky…

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  97. Saturday 9 July 2016

  98. Button's Q1 exit caused by loose wing 15:48

    Button's Q1 exit caused by loose wing

    Jenson Button has revealed that a loose rear wing endplate led to his exit from the first stage of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Button lost the…

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  99. Wednesday 6 July 2016

  100. Alonso eyes 'clean' Silverstone weekend 15:14

    Alonso eyes 'clean' Silverstone weekend

    Fernando Alonso is hopeful that McLaren can enjoy a clean weekend at the British Grand Prix in order to deliver on progress, following tricky rounds for the…

    F1
  101. Saturday 2 July 2016

  102. Button feared qualifying was over after off 16:22

    Button feared qualifying was over after off

    Jenson Button says he feared his qualifying session was over when he ran off track as rain arrived in Austrian Grand Prix qualifying. Button slid through the…

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  103. Friday 1 July 2016

  104. McLaren duo look to exploit possible rain 17:17

    McLaren duo look to exploit possible rain

    Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso both feel that rain will provide McLaren with its best chance of a strong result at the Austrian Grand Prix. Button and…

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  105. Thursday 30 June 2016

  106. Alonso: Busy period will test McLaren 16:50

    Alonso: Busy period will test McLaren

    Fernando Alonso says the upcoming busy period in the Formula 1 calendar will provide an all-round test of the competitiveness of McLaren-Honda's…

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  107. Monday 27 June 2016

  108. McLaren focused on reliability, points return 15:12

    McLaren focused on reliability, points return

    McLaren-Honda's focus at the Austrian Grand Prix will be on improved reliability and a return to the points-paying positions, according to the team's Racing…

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  109. Friday 24 June 2016

  110. Alonso: 'A lot more' required for titles 08:23

    Alonso: 'A lot more' required for titles

    Fernando Alonso has admitted that the McLaren-Honda partnership still has "a long way to go" in terms of overall competitiveness before it can think of fighting…

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  111. Monday 20 June 2016

  112. Alonso: Baku retirement precautionary 07:36

    Alonso: Baku retirement precautionary

    Fernando Alonso says his retirement from the European Grand Prix was precautionary, to avoid causing damage to his power unit or other elements for future…

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  113. Saturday 18 June 2016

  114. Button blames 'grabby' brakes for Q1 exit 17:12

    Button blames 'grabby' brakes for Q1 exit

    McLaren-Honda's Jenson Button has blamed a brake issue on his exit from the first stage of qualifying at the European Grand Prix. Button finished seventh…

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  115. Friday 17 June 2016

  116. Alonso: McLaren 'better than anticipated' 18:37

    Alonso: McLaren 'better than anticipated'

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda is performing "better than anticipated" and does not believe its position in Friday practice for the European Grand Prix…

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