Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is sick of second but loves the red of Ferrari

Mark Fogarty After finishing runner-up in the formula one world championship to Sebastian Vettel in three of the past four years, Fernando Alonso could be forgiven for losing patience with Ferrari.

F1

Melbourne Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso sets the pace

Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain ahead of Force India driver Sergio Perez during the first practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park.

Michael Lynch Ferrari’s dual world champion Fernando Alonso topped the timesheets after a tentative first practice session of the 2014 Formula One season at Albert Park.

Fernando Alonso 'at his highest level' with Ferrari

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Former World Drivers' Champion Alonso talks to Fairfax about his high expectations when driving for Ferrari ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix.

Motorsport

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso salute Ayrton Senna's legacy

Ayrton Senna in 1992.

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have paid emotional tributes to Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of the death of the maverick Brazilian superstar and three-time world champion.

Motor Sport

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen unveil Ferrari's new car for formula one season

Ferrari Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso of Spain and Kimi Raikkonen of Finland pose near the new Ferrari F14-T Formula One car.

Former world champions helped unveil Ferrari's new F14 T car.

Cycling

Fernando Alonso drives to rescue of Euskaltel Euskadi

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Spanish two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has agreed to rescue financially troubled Basque cycling team Euskaltel Euskadi from collapse, the team said.

Rosberg takes Belgian GP pole position

Nico Rosberg scores pole position.

World championship leader Nico Rosberg has secured his fourth pole position in a row.

Daniel Ricciardo proving the bargain buy in formula one

Sam Hall and Stephen Ottley If he wasn’t already regarded as the buy of the 2014 season, Australian formula one ace Daniel Ricciardo should be now.

Motor sport

V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes leads a strong Australian contingent in Spa 24-hour race

Test of man and machine: Craig Lowndes is racing in this weekend's Spa 24-hour  race in a Ferrari.

David McCowen and Stephen Ottley V8 Supercars stars, including Craig Lowndes, are taking on the world at the Spa 24-Hour sports car race this weekend.

Susie Wolff impresses at first practice for German Grand Prix

You go girl: Development driver Susie Wolff of Great Britain and Williams sits in her car at Hockenheim.

Scottish driver Susie Wolff has impressed for Formula One team Williams in the first practice session for the German Grand Prix.

Motor Sport

Nico Rosberg coasts to first win in German GP

Hockenheim, Germany Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix.

Ricciardo is going places in the ruthless world of F1

Daniel Ricciardo made his point on the track in his battle with Alonso..

Mark Fogarty The message is finally getting out that behind his toothy smile and easygoing nature, fast-rising Formula one  star Daniel Ricciardo is a ruthless racer.

Motor sport

Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa thrives in Williams team's formula one revival

Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa.

Daniel Johnson Brazilian formula one veteran Felipe Massa is smiling again as the iconic British team he joined this year, Williams, puts the dark days behind it to challenge its big rivals again.

Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Speed merchant : Daniel Ricciardo celebrates victory in Hungary.

Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has beaten out Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Motor Sport

Daniel Ricciardo: a man in a hurry

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his win in the parc ferme.

Mark Fogarty In little more than four months, Daniel Ricciardo has established himself as one of the most respected drivers in Formula 1.

Motor Sport

Daniel Ricciardo 'one of F1's best drivers'

'I was just as hungry for this second one and it feels just as good.': Daniel Ricciardo.

Daniel Ricciardo hailed as one of the best drivers in formula one after scoring his second grand prix win in Hungary.

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton throws petrol on rivalry with Nico Rosberg

Daniel Johnson London: Lewis Hamilton's mastery on the track in winning the British Grand Prix was matched only by the deftness of the Englishman's comments as he left Silverstone, which suggested that all is not...

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Motor Sport

Daniel Ricciardo confident of F1 fightback in UK

Daniel Ricciardo: 'I think we'll be fighting in the top five'.

Daniel Ricciardo is backing Red Bull to challenge for a Formula One podium at next weekend's British Grand Prix after a disastrous race in Austria.

Motor Sport

Nico Rosberg fastest in first practice at Silverstone

Silverstone World championship leader tops the times ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in opening free practice session for British Grand Prix.

Motor Sport

Lewis Hamilton back on top in practice before failure

Fastest in second practice: Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton remained calm despite another setback with his car on Friday after he topped the times in second practice for Sunday's British Grand Prix.