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Championship leader Alonso takes pole at rain-hit Silverstoneupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:12:00

Championship leader Fernando Alonso took pole position for the British Grand Prix after a rain delayed final qualifying session Saturday.

Formula One 2012: Ferrariupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 06:57:00

Ferrari are the most successful team in Formula One history, with the legendary Italian marque boasting a record 16 constructors' titles and 15 drivers' championships.

Ferrari's Alonso wins rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 07:19:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won a rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix Sunday holding off a thrilling challenge from young Mexican Sergio Perez.

Alonso reveals Ferrari's new approachupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 09:11:00

Fernando Alonso ended his 2011 Formula One commitments wearing a Santa Claus outfit and the robes of a Magi, and the Spanish driver hopes next year will bring a return of the old Ferrari spirit.

Alonso: Ferrari needs a different 2012updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:51:00

Fernando Alonso has targeted a "very different 2012" after his finish in the final grand prix of the Formula One season meant he ended 2011 in fourth place in the drivers' standings.

Alonso vows to fight on in F1 title raceupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 12:13:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has vowed to keep fighting for the Formula One world championship ahead of the Italian marque's home grand prix at Monza this weekend.

Alonso claims British win for Ferrariupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 05:31:00

Fernando Alonso claimed Ferrari's first Formula One victory of the season with a thrilling win in Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Alonso quickest in Canadian GP practiceupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 17:21:00

Two-time former world champion Fernando Alonso proved the fastest man on the track at the end of Friday's two practice sessions for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Alonso sets the pace in Monacoupdated: Thu May 26 2011 11:42:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set a blistering pace on the first practice day ahead of this weekend's Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.

Alonso: Ferrari too slow in Chinaupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 10:07:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has said the Italian team were too slow at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as the legendary marque continued their stuttering start to the 2011 Formula One season.

Alonso gears up for Melbourneupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 16:57:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso speaks to CNN ahead of the opening race of the F1 season in Melbourne, Australia

Schumacher is still the best says Alonsoupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 16:57:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has told CNN Sport's Don Riddell that Michael Schumacher is still the fastest driver on the Formula One grid.

Alonso feared for injured Kubicaupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 14:04:00

Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso tells of his "shock and surprise" on hearing Robert Kubica's crash in Italy.

Alonso feared for injured star Kubica; Heidfeld to replace Poleupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 07:19:00

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has spoken of his "shock and surprise" on hearing of his friend Robert Kubica's crash during a rally in Italy.

F1 leader Alonso ignores talk of Red Bull team ordersupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 14:10:00

Fernando Alonso insists he is not thinking about the prospect of his Red Bull rivals Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel combining to deprive him of a third Formula One world title this weekend.

F1: Standings after Korean Grand Prixupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 15:39:00

Fernando Alonso is in pole position in the Formula One title race after his dramatic victory in the inaugural Korean Grand Prix on Sunday.

Alonso leads F1 championship after rain-lashed Korean GPupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 06:50:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won an incident-packed Korean Grand Prix Sunday to take over the lead in the F1 world title race as his Red Bull rivals Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel failed to finish.

Championship leader Webber fastest in Korean practiceupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 07:17:00

World championship leader Mark Webber laid down the gauntlet to his title rivals by recording the fastest time in Friday's practice for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix.

Alonso boosts title hopes with Singapore winupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 15:08:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso led from start to finish to win a grueling Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to boost his hopes of a third world title.

Alonso: I'm firing on all cylindersupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 15:07:00

Fernando Alonso has warned his rivals for the Formula One drivers' championship he is hitting peak form after his stunning victory at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Alonso claims pole for Singapore Grand Prixupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 13:20:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso stepped up his title challenge by claiming pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix with a commanding drive in final qualifying on Saturday.

Alonso secures pole for Ferrari in Italian GPupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 12:10:00

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso claimed pole position for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix with a blistering last lap in qualifying.

Alonso insists Ferrari can still win F1 titleupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 18:12:00

Fernando Alonso insists he can still drive Ferrari to the Formula One world title, despite losing ground on his rivals after a disappointing Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso quickest in Belgium GP practiceupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 13:55:00

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the pace during practice for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

'Calm' Alonso plots assault on F1 title after August breakupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 16:46:00

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso believes the Formula One title race is now wide open with seven races to go following Ferrari's recent resurgence.

Alonso quickest in German GP practiceupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:44:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso was quickest in Friday practice at Hockenheim ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix.

Alonso vows to fight back after Euro GP disappointmentupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 15:23:00

Fernando Alonso insists Ferrari will bounce back from Sunday's controversial European Grand Prix.

Spain's Alonso fastest in European GP practiceupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 14:00:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso edged out the Red Bulls to set the fastest time in opening practice for this weekend's European Grand Prix in Valencia on Friday.

Alonso: Don't write off Ferrariupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 11:17:00

Fernando Alonso insists it is too early to write off Ferrari's chances of mounting an assault on the Formula One title as the Italian team prepare to revamp their car.

F1 champ Alonso's $13 million thumbsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 10:33:00

The thumbs of two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso are now insured for 10 million euros ($13.3 million) as part of a new campaign by Spanish-based bank Santander.

Alonso pleads patience on F1 rule changesupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 14:18:00

Fernando Alonso says the reaction of his fellow drivers to Formula One's controversial new rule changes after the opening Grand Prix of the season was "hot-headed."

The future of Formula Oneupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 12:26:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to racing legend Jackie Stewart about the future of the sport.

New boy Alonso quickest in first Ferrari testupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:53:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso produced the fastest time in official testing in Valencia on Wednesday in his first outing since joining Ferrari this season.

Alonso quickest in Brazil Grand Prix practiceupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 15:21:00

Fernando Alonso topped the times for Renault in Friday's second free practice session ahead of Sunday's potentially decisive Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Alonso joins Ferrari on three-year dealupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:49:00

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has signed for Ferrari on a three-year deal, the Formula One giants announced on Wednesday.

Alonso 'surprised' by Renault race-fix accusationupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 15:11:00

Fernando Alonso refused to comment on Renault's upcoming hearing about alleged race-fixing at last year's Singapore Grand Prix as he chose to focus on this weekend's race in Monza.

Home hero Alonso goes quickest in Valenciaupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 13:46:00

Home hero Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday's practice for the European Grand Prix in Valencia -- edging out the Brawns of world championship leader Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.

Alonso to reveal 2009 F1 plansupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 09:02:00

Fernando Alonso has kept the Formula One paddock guessing where he will be driving next season -- but his plans will soon be known.

Alonso calls for changes to F1 penaltiesupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 10:43:00

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso believes changes need to be made to the way Formula One races are regulated.

Alonso hopes to extend winning runupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 08:22:00

A jubilant Fernando Alonso is not ruling out a hat-trick of wins after collecting his second successive Formula One victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Alonso gets 'lucky' in Singaporeupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 08:34:00

Fernando Alonso had written off his chances of winning the Singapore Grand Prix on the grid -- two hours later he was celebrating an unlikely "lucky" victory.

Alonso the key in looming F1 driver shuffleupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 10:41:00

Formula One's so-called silly season is in full swing, with drivers linked to new teams for next year.

Alonso: I'll prove I'm still the bestupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 08:39:00

Fernando Alonso is eyeing at least a podium finish before the end of the season to prove that he is still Formula One's top driver.

Alonso shines in Magny Cours practiceupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 13:20:00

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso gave his Renault team a boost on home soil with a storming performance in second practice for Sunday's French Grand Prix at Magny Cours.

Raikkonen snatches pole from Alonsoupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 09:54:00

World champion Kimi Raikkonen snatched pole position from Fernando Alonso in the dying moments of a remarkable qualifying session for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

Flying Alonso gives Renault glimmer of hopeupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 07:19:00

Renault's Fernando Alonso has given his team's season a glimmer of hope after flying through testing in Barcelona.

Alonso embarks on 'new adventure'updated: Tue Jan 15 2008 09:49:00

Fernando Alonso was back behind the wheel of a Renault for the first time since returning to the team after a turbulent year with McLaren as he tested at Jerez on Tuesday.

Former champ Alonso quits McLaren updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 09:35:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso has torn up his contract at McLaren and quit the Formula One team after a stormy year which has seen him deposed as world champion.

Alonso backs Raikkonen as championupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 12:37:00

Deposed F1 champion Fernando Alonso says Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen deserves to succeed him as title holder and he would be 'embarrassed' if the crown went to Lewis Hamilton on appeal.

Hamilton, Alonso in show of unity updated: Fri Oct 19 2007 08:14:00

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso put their differences aside in a public show of unity ahead of Sunday's world title showdown at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Alonso cuts Hamilton lead to threeupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 10:10:00

World champion Fernando Alonso cut McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton's lead at the top of the world championship to three points when he won the Italian Grand Prix for the first time at Monza.

Squabbling in the Teamupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 08:01:00

In the commercials for the Spanish bank Santander, they are back-slapping pals, but the gritted teeth and petulant stares of Fernando Alonso, and the blank-faced disingenuousness of Lewis Hamiton in the press conference after Hungary's Grand Prix, point to a bitter and simmering feud which threatens to tear apart the McLaren team.

Renault would welcome back Alonsoupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 21:52:00

Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso would be welcomed back to Renault with open arms, team boss Flavio Briatore has said.

Alonso aims to celebrate his 100thupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 00:51:00

Double world champion Fernando Alonso intends to celebrate his 100th grand prix on Sunday by taking revenge on McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Turkey.

Alonso stripped of pole in Hungaryupdated: Sun Aug 05 2007 05:18:00

Race stewards stripped Fernando Alonso of his Hungarian Grand Prix pole position on Saturday and barred his championship-leading McLaren team from scoring constructors' points in Sunday's race.

Alonso snatches dramatic victory updated: Fri Jul 27 2007 07:31:00

McLaren's Fernando Alonso won a thrilling European Grand Prix on Sunday to cut championship-leading team mate Lewis Hamilton's lead to just two points.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Formula One ace Alonso is household name in Europeupdated: Thu May 31 2007 00:04:00

In Spain, they're gonzo over Fernando Alonso, the cool-as-a jewel thief Formula One driver who two years ago, became the series' youngest champion when he ended the five-year reign of Michael Schumacher. When Alonso repeated the feat last year, he added youngest two-time champion to an already glittering resume.

Alonso-Hamilton in McLaren one-twoupdated: Sun Apr 08 2007 04:32:00

World champion Fernando Alonso won the Malaysian Grand Prix to hand new team McLaren-Mercedes its first Formula One triumph since 2005.

Alonso ready for Schumacher threatupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 08:11:00

Fernando Alonso says he is not ruling out rival Michael Schumacher when the race for the Formula One title reaches a climax in Brazil on Sunday.

Ferraris sweep front row in Japanupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 07:38:00

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher moved closer to a record eighth Formula One crown on Saturday after eclipsing Renault rival Fernando Alonso in Japanese Grand Prix qualifying.

Under-pressure Alonso feels aloneupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 05:52:00

Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso spoke out about his loneliness on Thursday, accusing Renault of twice abandoning him at crucial times this season.

Alonso secures pole for Chinese GPupdated: Sat Sep 30 2006 06:13:00

World champion Fernando Alonso boosted his Formula One title chances by seizing pole position on an all-Renault front row at a rain-swept Chinese Grand Prix.

Alonso makes it four straight winsupdated: Sun Jun 25 2006 14:21:00

World champion Fernando Alonso further strengthened his grip on the 2006 title race with victory in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Alonso storms to Canadian GP poleupdated: Sat Jun 24 2006 14:10:00

Defending world drivers' champion Fernando Alonso stormed to pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Saturday.

Alonso eases to British GP triumphupdated: Sun Jun 11 2006 09:37:00

Renault's Fernando Alonso led the British Grand Prix from start to finish on Sunday to maintain his vice-like grip on the Formula One championship.

Alonso secures pole for British GPupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 09:30:00

Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso swept to his fourth pole position in a row with a last-gasp flying lap at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Start-to-finish triumph for Alonsoupdated: Sun May 28 2006 09:43:00

Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso led the Monaco Grand Prix from start to finish on Sunday to hand Renault their fifth victory in seven races.

Alonso delights crowd with victoryupdated: Sat May 13 2006 10:30:00

World champion Fernando Alonso became the first Spaniard to win his home grand prix on Sunday to the screaming adulation of a 130,000-strong crowd.

Alonso quickest after being finedupdated: Fri May 12 2006 06:41:00

Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso made a great start to his home Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on Friday despite picking up a speeding fine.

Alonso shades Schu in 2nd sessionupdated: Fri May 05 2006 10:01:00

World champion Fernando Alonso beat Michael Schumacher by a fraction in Friday practice, promising another thrilling duel at the European Formula One Grand Prix.

Alonso responds to Schu challengeupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 07:16:00

Renault's Fernando Alonso met Michael Schumacher's challenge with the fastest lap in Friday's second practice for the San Marino Grand Prix.

Alonso triumphant in chaotic raceupdated: Sun Apr 02 2006 04:55:00

Renault's Fernando Alonso won an incident-packed Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne to take a 14-point lead in the Formula One standings.

Test drivers quickest in Melbourneupdated: Fri Mar 31 2006 08:20:00

World champion Fernando Alonso settled for fifth spot as the top drivers all took it easy in Friday's practise session for the Australian Grand Prix.

'Dream come true' for new championupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 15:22:00

Fernando Alonso said it was a "dream come true" after becoming the youngest champion in Formula One history at 24 years and 58 days.

Alonso crowned new world championupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 14:01:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso became Formula One's youngest world champion with a solid third place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos on Sunday.

Pole sitter Alonso closes on titleupdated: Sat Sep 24 2005 13:32:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso greatly improved his chances of becoming Formula One's youngest champion as he claimed pole position for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Alonso awarded Spanish sport honorupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 09:57:00

Formula One title favorite Fernando Alonso has been awarded the 2005 Principe de Asturias prize, Spain's top international sporting honor.

Superb Alonso on Silverstone poleupdated: Sat Jul 09 2005 06:25:00

Championship leader Fernando Alonso claimed his second consecutive pole position, as race favorite Kimi Raikkonen suffered a second successive engine failure, at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Alonso powers to French GP victoryupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 09:28:00

Fernando Alonso strengthened his grip on the Formula One championship with a commanding victory in the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours on Sunday.

Alonso captures pole for French GPupdated: Sat Jul 02 2005 08:01:00

Renault's world championship leader Fernando Alonso has seized pole position for the French Grand Prix for the second year in a row.

Alonso wins after last lap dramaupdated: Sun May 29 2005 09:44:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso grabbed an astonishing last lap victory in the European Grand Prix at Nurburgring to extend his lead in the Formula One world championship.

Alonso holds off charging championupdated: Sun Apr 24 2005 10:58:00

Renault's championship leader Fernando Alonso held his nerve to keep a charging Michael Schumacher at bay and win a San Marino Grand Prix thriller.

Alonso denies Schumacher pole spotupdated: Sat Apr 02 2005 06:29:00

Championship leader Fernando Alonso put Renault on pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Spain's Alonso on provisional poleupdated: Sat Mar 19 2005 08:50:00

Spain's Fernando Alonso seized provisional pole for Renault at the Malaysian Grand Prix with a blistering lap in first qualifying.

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