Niki Lauda, 1949-2019: The legend and the legacy

Niki Lauda is a true legend of Formula 1. A winner of three world championships, with the sport’s two most iconic teams, before returning to the paddock as a trusted advisor to another leading light, Lauda was respected, idolised and loved by all who were lucky enough to know him. What he will be remembered for most is one of […]

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Heads will roll after Indy embarrassment

The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren’s disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week before Alonso’s first test in the car, the team realised it didn’t even have a steering wheel. McLaren CEO Zak Brown acknowledged Monday the team was woefully unprepared and small […]

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Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indy 500 with McLaren

Fernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in a huge disappointment for the Spaniard and McLaren’s full comeback to the event. The Spaniard, chasing motorsport’s triple crown, faced the Last Row Shootout alongside five other drivers on Sunday, but posted the fourth slowest average speed and failed to make the cut for next Sunday’s showpiece race. Britain’s […]

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Fernando Alonso faces second day to qualify for Indy 500

Fernando Alonso currently is outside the field for his second Indianapolis 500 after being bumped by J.R. Hildebrand during the final 10 minutes of Saturday’s qualifying session The two-time Formula 1 champion posted an average of 227.224 mph on his fourth attempt, which had been good enough for 29th. But his lap slid out of the top 30 qualifying spots […]

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