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Fernando Alonso bows out unbeaten as Le Mans looks to the future | Giles Richards

Spaniard joins an illustrious list but leaves endurance racing as organisers are eager to revitalise and level playing fieldAfter victory on Sunday at the Le Mans 24 hours Fernando Alonso left the Circuit de la Sarthe having joined a very select club. …

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Le Mans 24 Hours: Fernando Alonso’s Toyota team claim victory in race

• Former F1 driver on winning team for second year in a row• Toyota secure one-two as TS050 hybrid car finishes secondThe double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans 24 Hours race for the second year in a row on Sunday with his To…

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Fernando Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him into Indy 500

Former F1 world champion failed to qualify for Sunday’s raceSpaniard did not want to deprive another driver of a placeMcLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the two-time Formula One world champion told the team he wa…

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Fernando Alonso insists McLaren ‘will be back stronger’ after crash at Indy 500 practice – video

Fernando Alonso escaped injury when he crashed during an Indianapolis 500 practice run after his McLaren car lost traction in the middle of a turn and hit the wall three times. The two-times Formula One world champion managed to get out of the vehicle …

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McLaren have set the stage for Fernando Alonso’s F1 encore | Giles Richards

Spaniard returns to his old team, initially with only mentoring duties, as he continues his pursuit of the triple crownThe irrepressible Fernando Alonso’s farewell to Formula One at the end of last season may not have been the final curtain.McLaren are…

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Fernando Alonso’s Daytona triumph shows his racing hunger remains | Giles Richards

Spanish driver says his focus is on Indy 500 and motor racings’s triple crown but might the Dakar rally or Formula E tempt him?Four years into his trying second stint at McLaren, Fernando Alonso might have lacked the machinery to win but the desire was…

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Fernando Alonso’s Daytona triumph shows his racing hunger remains | Giles Richards

Spanish driver says his focus is on Indy 500 and motor racings’s triple crown but might the Dakar rally or Formula E tempt him?Four years into his trying second stint at McLaren, Fernando Alonso might have lacked the machinery to win but the desire was…

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F1 2018 season awards: sublime Lewis Hamilton and Leclerc’s emergence

The Englishman’s fifth F1 title was just reward for his brilliance but it’s a sad farewell to Fernando AlonsoA fifth title was Lewis Hamilton’s reward for an exceptional year. Yet it was not just the moments of sublime skill that defined it as much as …

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Fernando Alonso bows out with no regrets despite F1 disappointments | Giles Richards

Spanish driver will retire after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and leaves in positive mood but his character and failure to be in the right place at the right time hindered himFor a driver bidding farewell to Formula One having failed to deliver on the promise …

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On the verge of F1 greatness: now Lewis Hamilton targets glamorous new empire

He is racing to clinch his fifth title – but now there’s his fashion and music tooIn two social media posts last week, the British racing driver Lewis Hamilton showed where he has come from and how far he has travelled. The first was a link to an eight…

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Fernando Alonso thinks he’s God, complains angry Kevin Magnussen

• Haas driver furious at McLaren rival for affecting qualifying lap • ‘He thought he could overtake … I’d rather hang myself’Haas’s Kevin Magnussen launched a scathing attack on Fernando Alonso after the pair tangled in qualifying at Monza. The McLaren…

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Charles Leclerc pays tribute to halo after walking away from Belgian GP crash

• Cockpit safety device protects Leclerc in collision with Alonso• ‘I was lucky’ says rookie Sauber driver after first-corner crashCharles Leclerc paid tribute to the halo, Formula One’s controversial safety device, after he avoided a potentially serio…

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s battle will fall on skill, not machinery | Giles Richards

The two drivers begin an F1 championship run-in as close as either has encountered when Formula One reconvenes at SpaFormula One returns to action in Spa this weekend after an unprecedented volume of contract activity during the summer break. Yet much …

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Carlos Sainz Jr delighted to get Fernando Alonso’s F1 seat at McLaren

• Renault driver will replace fellow Spaniard for 2019 season• Sainz: ‘It’s particularly special I’ll be taking Alonso’s seat’Carlos Sainz Jr has been named as Fernando Alonso’s successor at McLaren. The twice world champion Alonso announced on Tuesday…

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Fernando Alonso to retire from F1 at end of the season after 17 years

• 37-year-old leaves McLaren ‘to explore new adventures’• Alonso remains fully committed to rest of F1 seasonFernando Alonso will leave McLaren and “move on” from Formula 1 at the end of the season “after 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport” and h…

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Fernando Alonso puts his F1 future in doubt after Le Mans win

Spaniard needs to win Indy 500 to complete motor racing triple crown and an uncompetitive car in F1 could make switch easierFernando Alonso has said he will consider his future in Formula One after his win at the Le Mans 24 Hours has put him within tou…

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Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24 Hours to get closer to triple crown

• Kazuki Nakajima, Sébastien Buemi join in Toyota victory• Alonso has two of the wins needed to equal Graham Hill recordFernando Alonso and his two Toyota teammates Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi put in a superb drive to win the 86th edition of th…

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Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso revitalised by 24 Hours challenge

• ‘No race is tougher’ than Le Mans, says Alonso• Former McLaren drivers relishing unique test at La SartheHaving long occupied a special place in motor racing, this year’s 86th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours has an added sense of excitement…

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Christina Nielsen sets sights on another memorable Le Mans 24 Hours | Giles Richards

Porsche’s selected driver is following in her father’s wake and this weekend will be competing for the third time at La SartheCasual observers of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours might be forgiven for believing that despite boasting a grid of 60 cars, enco…

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Fernando Alonso might consider F1 future after McLaren’s Canada failure | Giles Richards

Charles Leclerc impressed again and Max Verstappen finally got his temperament in sync with his talent in CanadaFernando Alonso’s 300th grand prix was far from a celebratory affair: he started 14th on the grid, his lowest position this season, and reti…