Fernando Alonso Tag

After much speculation it was announced today that the McLaren-Honda team are allowed to race a shorter nose at the Austrian Grand Prix after passing a series of FIA crash tests. The new nose is expected to be a significant upgrade to the McLaren MP4-30. Even with several small adjustments since the start of the season, the Honda-powered team has struggled mightily with only one points scoring outing to date – Jenson Button secured four points by finishing 8th at Monaco. Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso has yet toRead More
Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg claimed victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, his first of 2015, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after starting from pole. Rosberg jumped out to a comfortable lead at the start and was never seriously challenged for the top spot. Hamilton had a more eventful race. The defending World Champion stumbled at the start and had to use a combination of pit strategy and pace to overtake Vettel for the runner-up spot on the podium, ultimately finishing over 17s behind Rosberg. FerrariRead More
McLaren-Honda’s long promised and awaited new livery has arrived. It’s aim serves two important purposes for the team; stopping the dangerous light glare from the silver cars and moving its brand identity in a new direction after almost a decade of silver Mercedes powered cars. F1’s European homecoming to Spain this weekend serves as a perfect venue for the team and will surely provide extra inspiration for Fernando Alonso in his hunt for their first points of the season. Images: McLarenRead More
Brad Keselowski celebrates with a traditional burnout after winning the Auto Club 400.

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XX 03/26

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of motorsport.com, Josh Farmer of motorsport monday and Matt Weaver of popularspeed.com. The gang will talk Kevin Harvick’s record streak of finishes, the recent caution filled chaos in California and a look ahead to Martinsville where Chase Elliot will be making his first Spring Cup series start. They also look ahead to the IndyCar season and the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series kicking off at St. Pete. F1 in the Malaysian Grand Prix and MotoGP in Qatar. Click the link below to tune in for all this and more as we takeRead More

Posted On March 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Alonso to Miss Australian Grand Prix

Having performed an exhaustive series of tests and scans – some of them as recently as yesterday evening – McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’s doctors have informed him that they find him asymptomatic of any medical issue; that they see no evidence whatsoever of any injury; and that they therefore describe him as entirely healthy from neurological and cardiac perspectives alike. However, Fernando’s doctors have recommended to him that, following the concussion he sustained in a testing accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 22nd, for the time being heRead More

Posted On February 11, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One, Videos

Honda Interviews its new F1 drivers

Here are two interviews with McLaren-Honda drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso on 2015 and the reunion of a historic partnership. Enjoy.Read More

Posted On February 6, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: From Jerez to Daytona

The boys are back at it in their latest installment “From Jerez to Daytona.” Adam Tate and Joey Barnes look into F1 testing from Jerez with the latest developments from Ferrari, McLaren-Honda, and others, while Josh Farmer goes in-depth on the IndyCar circus, and Christopher DeHarde talks some PWC and gives a brief look at the Mazda Road to Indy as they gear up for Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park. Click the link below to listen in: In the Gravel Trap: From Jerez to Daytona 02/05 by Tribute Racing |Read More

Posted On December 11, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

McLaren-Honda completes 2015 driver lineup

McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver line-up for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver. All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of global sport’s most iconic unions, for McLaren and Honda have already formed one of the most dominant partnerships in motorsport history: Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharged engine that was unparalleled in both its output and its efficiency, and, betweenRead More
Emerson Fittipaldi has never been a stranger to the racing world. The two-time Formula One World Champion and two-time Indy 500 winner has a different view these days as President of the FIA drivers’ commission. Although it has been over 30 years since the Brazilian has graced the cockpit of a Formula One machine, the growth of the sport has never been closer for the 67-year-old. F1 with a twist In recent weeks, Fittipaldi has now been named as part of a panel to help investigate the horrendous crash atRead More

Posted On July 30, 2014By Adam TateIn Formula One

What We Learned: Hungary

The Hungarian Grand Prix was one of the most thrilling, unusual and telling races of the season. Looking back, here are 5 key things we learned this weekend at the Hungaroring. 5. Ferrari is back Ferrari who have truly struggled this season seem to finally be getting a handle on the so far woeful F14T. Alonso put on perhaps his best drive since winning last year’s Spanish Grand Prix and Kimi backed that up with a strong drive from 17th to 6th. Three quarters into the race they were forRead More