Last year, the two-time world champion won the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside his farewell F1 season, and has added Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring World Endurance Championship victories to his CV since walking away from grand prix racing.
Alonso, who is preparing for his second attempt at the Indianapolis 500 next month, has also tested Toyota’s Dakar machine.
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Simpler front wings, bargeboards and brake ducts, plus a simpler and wider rear wing, were all introduced for this season to make it easier for cars to follow one another and increase the effect of F1’s drag reduction system.
Drivers were unsure it had made much difference after the season opener in Australia but seemed more encouraged last weekend in Bahrain, at a more conventional circuit …Keep reading

Kubica has battled handling difficulties with his F1 car since the season-opening Australian GP, where he struck a kerb in first practice and damaged the floor.
Williams data suggested Kubica’s repaired car was displaying different aerodynamic behaviour despite running the same set-up as rookie teammate George Russell in Bahrain.
After a strong opening stint in the race, in which he got …Keep reading

Schumacher drove for Ferrari, the team his seven-time world champion father Michael won five F1 titles with, on Tuesday before switching to Alfa on Wednesday.
The reigning European Formula 3 champion and Formula 2 rookie was second-fastest in the Ferrari and then sixth-quickest in the Alfa, setting almost identical lap times in both.
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Verstappen has kicked off his 2019 campaign with a third place in Australia and fourth in Bahrain, but was unhappy throughout the second grand prix weekend.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner admitted his team needed to find the “magic password” to improve its set-up, and Verstappen expects the next race in China to be better.
“It cannot be worse than what we showed here,” he said after …Keep reading

Ricciardo is credited with giving the shoey celebration – which has its origins in Australian surfing culture – worldwide popularity, thanks to his antics on the F1 podium over the past few years.
Several other F1 drivers and even actors, including Sir Patrick Stewart, have performed a shoey on an F1 podium, while Jack Miller did likewise following his first MotoGP win at Assen in …Keep reading

Vettel’s spin came as he engaged in wheel-to-wheel combat with championship title rival Lewis Hamilton and followed a similar incident at last year’s Italian Grand Prix. 
Kevin Turner and Stuart Codling join Glenn Freeman to discuss what Vettel’s error tells us about the rivalry between the Ferrari driver and Hamilton, and the impact Charles Leclerc possibly had on his team-mate in the Bahrain …Keep reading

The reigning European Formula 3 champion and son of seven-time F1 title winner Michael Schumacher made his F1 test debut in Bahrain on Tuesday, driving for Ferrari.
He continued to gain F1 experience on Wednesday, as he has switched from his father’s most famed team to Alfa Romeo for the second and final day of the test.
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Russell drove for Williams on Tuesday at the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test before taking over from Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, which retains close ties to its former junior driver.
An improvement in the final hour of the test allowed Russell to set a 1m29.029s, leapfrogging Racing Point’s Sergio Perez by just 0.066s.
However, Russell’s work was delayed by what Mercedes described as a “small …Keep reading

Although Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas ultimately finished one-two after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had an engine issue, the Maranello cars had superior pace all weekend.
Allison admitted that Mercedes was fortunate to emerge with so many points, and made it clear that the team wants to make a big enough step that it can win on merit.
“A huge result for us,” Allison said in a Mercedes …Keep reading