Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso have inspired a racing-themed McLaren-Honda hotel suite

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Celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Hilton and McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team partnership, you now have the chance to join the party and book a McLaren-Honda inspired suite at Hilton Abu Dhabi. But you will need to move fast, this unique suite is available for a limited time from 13th November – 6th December to tie in with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Executive Suite, inspired by British racing driver Jenson Button and his teammate Fernando Alonso, is packed full of genuine McLaren-Honda racing equipment and memorabilia from the last decade handpicked by the team. It features a driver racing suit, helmets, iconic racing images and a state of the art McLaren-Honda steering wheel along with a welcome message from the drivers.

Taking a pit stop in the themed Executive Suite, you will feel like a champion! You will have to be fast off the grid to bag your stay at this unique room, so ‘go, go, go’.

Fernando Alonso photoshopped into a Carlsberg ad

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After citizen journalism comes citizen advertising.

The Russian Grand Prix is on (and it’s Alonso’s 250th!)

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Official hashtag:

#RussianGP

Testing in Jerez (Day Four)

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Fourth and final day of first winter test; Heavy rain overnight followed by morning drizzle; Red Bull still seeking a fix for RB10 after just 14 laps on first three days. Live on Sky here.

Today’s line-up:

Caterham – Kamui Kobayashi
Ferrari – Fernando Alonso
Force India – Daniel Juncadella
Marussia – Jules Bianchi
McLaren – Kevin Magnussen
Mercedes – Nico Rosberg
Red Bull – Daniel Ricciardo
Sauber – Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso – Daniil Kvyat
Williams – Felipe Massa

UPDATE!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 11.30am UK time
1. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:35.334, 42 laps; 2. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 3. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:38.391, 43 laps; 4. Massa, Williams, 1:39.256, 33 laps; 5. Juncadella, Force India, 1:41.132, 32 laps; 6. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 40 laps; 7. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 8. Sutil, Sauber, 1:44.224, 42 laps; 9. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps; 10. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:48.192, 5 laps;

UPDATE 2!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 1.25pm UK time
1. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:33.677, 75 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:35.334, 71 laps; 3. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 3. 4. Massa, Williams, 1:38.239, 41 laps; 5. Juncadella, Force India, 1:39.631 38 laps; 6. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 53 laps; 7. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 8. Sutil, Sauber, 1:44.224, 43 laps; 9. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps; 10. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:48.192, 5 laps;

UPDATE 3!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 2.15pm UK time
1. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:31.551, 81 laps; 2. Juncadella, Force India, 1:31.578 52 laps; 3. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:32.260, 87 laps; 4. Massa, Williams, 1:36.069, 50 laps; 5. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:36.492, 10 laps; 6. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:39.941, 55 laps; 8. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:40.966, 12 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

UPDATE 4!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 2.41pm UK time
1. Massa, Williams, 1:29.023, 64 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:29.290, 96 laps; 3. Juncadella, Force India, 1:30.437, 60 laps; 4. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:30.835, 26 laps; 5. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:32.260, 90 laps; 6. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:39.941, 56 laps; 8. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:40.966, 12 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

UPDATE 5!

Jerez test, Day Four final timesheet:
1. Massa, Williams, 1:28.229, 86 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:29.145, 115 laps; 3. Juncadella, Force India, 1:29.457, 81 laps; 4. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:30.806, 110 laps; 5. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:30.822, 41 laps; 6. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:32.222, 25 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:36.571, 69 laps; 8. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 9 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

Red Bull’s test already over after only 7 laps today and 21 in total; Merc change schedule and Lewis Hamilton driving the W05 this afternoon as Nico Rosberg takes a break after completing a full race simulation this morning; Kobayashi makes F1 return

Who says you can’t overtake in Monaco??

A little masterclass on overtaking boss style in Monaco.

Fernando Alonso Korea 2010 lap on slide guitar

The Korea International Circuit has an easy to play first sector, with long straights and strong brakings, and some interesting second and third sectors with nice and melodic utilization of all gears. I must remark the corners 11, 12 and 13, very difficult to learn and play on the guitar, which took me most of the practise time.




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[via Im a die hard F1 Fan]

Fernando Alonso about the 2012 season

“I score this season a 10! If we had to repeat these twenty races I would change nothing done by the team or yours truly: no mistakes, no mechanical problems, zero problems at the pit stops, zero strategic mistakes.”

Fernando Alonso is the real cowboy

Special moments in Abu Dhabi

Kimi Raikkonen wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix