F1 title turnarounds to give Vettel hope

F1 title turnarounds to give Vettel hope

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finds himself 28 points down on Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton after a dramatic Singapore Grand Prix, with only six rounds remaining. GPUpdate.net looks back at some of the biggest title turnarounds in F1 history, referencing the deficits with the same number of races left to run. Read more…

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  1. Wednesday 20 September 2017

  2. F1 title turnarounds to give Vettel hope 15:12

    F1 title turnarounds to give Vettel hope

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finds himself 28 points down on Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton after a dramatic Singapore Grand Prix, with only six rounds…

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  3. Boullier: Alonso wants to stay at McLaren 11:04

    Boullier: Alonso wants to stay at McLaren

    McLaren chief Eric Boullier has claimed that Fernando Alonso "wants to stay" at McLaren for the 2018 season, when the team will use Renault power…

    F1
  4. Monday 18 September 2017

  5. Singapore Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:00

    Singapore Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton took a giant leap towards the title with victory on a circuit expected to favour Ferrari, after a dramatic first lap. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  6. Sunday 17 September 2017

  7. Alonso reckons podium finish was possible 17:42

    Alonso reckons podium finish was possible

    McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso reckons a podium finish was possible in the Singapore Grand Prix, had he escaped the first-lap drama at Marina Bay. Alonso…

    F1
  8. Alonso wants to see 2018 Renault data 08:26

    Alonso wants to see 2018 Renault data

    Fernando Alonso says he wants to understand more about the capability of Renault's power unit before he commits to McLaren for 2018. Alonso is out of…

    F1
  9. Saturday 16 September 2017

  10. Alonso: McLaren must now 'complete job' 17:02

    Alonso: McLaren must now 'complete job'

    Fernando Alonso expressed satisfaction at McLaren-Honda's qualifying performance in Singapore but says the team must now "complete the job" by scoring…

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  11. Friday 15 September 2017

  12. McLaren to focus efforts on Alonso deal 16:23

    McLaren to focus efforts on Alonso deal

    McLaren will now switch its attention to securing Fernando Alonso's services for 2018, having clarified its engine situation, according to boss Zak…

    F1
  13. Thursday 14 September 2017

  14. Alonso will take 2018 decision after McLaren 12:15

    Alonso will take 2018 decision after McLaren

    Fernando Alonso says that he will take a decision on his 2018 racing programme once McLaren formally confirms its plans for next season. Alonso is out of…

    F1
  15. Tuesday 12 September 2017

  16. Alonso: Singapore a 'real chance' for McLaren 11:15

    Alonso: Singapore a 'real chance' for McLaren

    Fernando Alonso is eager to exploit a "real chance" to return to the points-paying positions at the Singapore Grand Prix, following back-to-back…

    F1
  17. Monday 4 September 2017

  18. Alonso becomes honorary Real Madrid member 16:18

    Alonso becomes honorary Real Madrid member

    McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso has become an honorary club member of Real Madrid, in a ceremony held at the team's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on…

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  19. Sunday 3 September 2017

  20. Brown: Alonso stay 'very likely' with Renault 17:36

    Brown: Alonso stay 'very likely' with Renault

    Fernando Alonso would be "very likely" to stay with McLaren for the 2018 campaign if the team switches to Renault power, according to Zak Brown. McLaren is…

    F1
  21. Alonso says stewards were 'having a beer' 16:41

    Alonso says stewards were 'having a beer'

    Fernando Alonso says that the Italian Grand Prix stewards "must have been having a Heineken" with what he felt was a lenient penalty for Jolyon…

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  22. Saturday 2 September 2017

  23. Alonso: New Monza tarmac 'not ready' for F1 19:50

    Alonso: New Monza tarmac 'not ready' for F1

    Fernando Alonso says the new tarmac recently laid along Monza's pit straight contributed to the series of delays during qualifying for the Italian Grand…

    F1
  24. Friday 1 September 2017

  25. Honda: 'Very clear' Alonso doesn't want to stay 12:27

    Honda: 'Very clear' Alonso doesn't want to stay

    Honda motorsport chief Yusuke Hasegawa says it is "very clear" that Fernando Alonso does not want to commit his future to the Japanese manufacturer, unless it…

    F1
  26. Honda confirms 35-place drop for Alonso 09:31

    Honda confirms 35-place drop for Alonso

    Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso's grid penalty for the Italian Grand Prix will amount to 35 places, after the latest Spec 3.7 engine was fitted to his…

    F1
  27. Alonso rejects Spa withdrawal accusations 07:02

    Alonso rejects Spa withdrawal accusations

    McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso has dismissed speculation that he retired from the Belgian Grand Prix once it was clear that he was not on course to finish in…

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  28. Thursday 31 August 2017

  29. Alonso: Me or Honda ultimatum 'not true' 16:34

    Alonso: Me or Honda ultimatum 'not true'

    Fernando Alonso has slammed reports that he has given McLaren an ultimatum of choosing between him and engine partner Honda for the 2018 campaign. Alonso is…

    F1
  30. Honda settles on 'Spec 3.7' for FP1 test 15:40

    Honda settles on 'Spec 3.7' for FP1 test

    Honda has confirmed that it will run a 'Spec 3.7' engine in Fernando Alonso's car during first practice for the Italian Grand Prix, having evaluated whether to…

    F1
  31. Honda pondering 'Spec 4' engine for FP1 12:59

    Honda pondering 'Spec 4' engine for FP1

    Honda is pondering whether to trial its 'Spec 4' engine during practice for the Italian Grand Prix, with the latest development now on the table after it missed…

    F1
  32. Rossi: Alonso to IndyCar would be 'massive' 09:24

    Rossi: Alonso to IndyCar would be 'massive'

    Alexander Rossi says that the IndyCar Series would be given a "massive" boost if Fernando Alonso made a full-time switch to the category for 2018. Alonso's…

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  33. Wednesday 30 August 2017

  34. McLaren braced for 'tough' Monza weekend 13:04

    McLaren braced for 'tough' Monza weekend

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren is expecting a "tough challenge" at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, with its struggles set to be accentuated due to Monza's…

    F1
  35. Monday 28 August 2017

  36. Honda saw no engine issue on Alonso's data 15:19

    Honda saw no engine issue on Alonso's data

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa says there was nothing on Fernando Alonso's data to suggest that he suffered a power unit-related problem during the Belgian Grand…

    F1
  37. Sunday 27 August 2017

  38. Alonso: My stock value has never been higher 16:36

    Alonso: My stock value has never been higher

    Fernando Alonso says his stock value has "never been as high as now" during his motor racing career after another feisty drive at the Belgian Grand…

    F1
  39. Saturday 26 August 2017

  40. Alonso: 11th 'like pole position' for McLaren 17:59

    Alonso: 11th 'like pole position' for McLaren

    Fernando Alonso labelled 11th place on the grid at the Belgian Grand Prix as "like pole position" for McLaren-Honda, as he narrowly missed out on a spot in…

    F1
  41. Thursday 24 August 2017

  42. Alonso plays down Honda's updated PU 16:27

    Alonso plays down Honda's updated PU

    Fernando Alonso says the update Honda will introduce at the Belgian Grand Prix is "very minor" and does not expect it to have a seismic impact on the…

    F1
  43. Wednesday 23 August 2017

  44. Alonso: McLaren 'getting stronger and stronger' 15:42

    Alonso: McLaren 'getting stronger and stronger'

    Fernando Alonso reckons McLaren-Honda is "getting stronger and stronger" as the 2017 season progresses, but is wary that the team faces a challenge at this…

    F1
  45. Friday 18 August 2017

  46. 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…

    F1
  47. Thursday 17 August 2017

  48. 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…

    F1
  49. Friday 11 August 2017

  50. 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…

    F1
  51. Tuesday 1 August 2017

  52. 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…

    F1
  53. Monday 31 July 2017

  54. 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…

    F1
  55. Sunday 30 July 2017

  56. 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…

    F1
  57. 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…

    F1
  58. Thursday 27 July 2017

  59. 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…

    F1
  60. Monday 24 July 2017

  61. 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…

    F1
  62. Wednesday 19 July 2017

  63. 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…

    F1
  64. Sunday 16 July 2017

  65. 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…

    F1
  66. Saturday 15 July 2017

  67. 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…

    F1
  68. 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…

    F1
  69. 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…

    F1
  70. Thursday 13 July 2017

  71. 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…

    F1
  72. Sunday 9 July 2017

  73. 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…

    F1
  74. Saturday 8 July 2017

  75. 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…

    F1
  76. 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…

    F1
  77. Thursday 6 July 2017

  78. 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…

    F1
  79. Tuesday 4 July 2017

  80. 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…

    F1
  81. Friday 30 June 2017

  82. 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.…

    F1
  83. Tuesday 27 June 2017

  84. 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…

    F1
  85. Sunday 25 June 2017

  86. 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…

    F1
  87. Saturday 24 June 2017

  88. 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…

    F1
  89. 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…

    F1
  90. Friday 23 June 2017

  91. 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…

    F1
  92. 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…

    F1
  93. Thursday 22 June 2017

  94. 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…

    F1
  95. 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…

    F1
  96. Monday 19 June 2017

  97. 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…

    F1
  98. Wednesday 14 June 2017

  99. 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…

    F1
  100. 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…

    F1
  101. Tuesday 13 June 2017

  102. 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…

    F1
  103. Sunday 11 June 2017

  104. 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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