Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Alonso to race in Austin

Tuesday 12th November 2013

Share:

Alonso to race in Austin

Alonso to race in Austin

Fernando Alonso has confirmed that he will compete at the Circuit of the Americas, ending fevered speculation about his fitness.

The Spaniard was reportedly struggling with a back injury following a crash with Jean-Eric Vergne in Abu Dhabi and it was rumoured that Jules Bianchi or Pedro de la Rosa was lined up by Ferrari as possible replacements.

Late on Monday, however, Alonso dismissed the claims on his Facebook and Twitter profiles, saying that he was busy getting ready to depart for Texas.

"Packing the bag for Austin," the two-time World Champion wrote.

"(I have) some pain still, but eager and confident to help the team. I will try to give 100 per cent as always!"

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo welcomed the news, adding that Alonso's dedication to the team has never been in doubt.

"I am pleased to see that Fernando is so keen to give it his all, even when he's not at his best," the Italian said.

"It shows how attached he is to us and I am sure that his example will be a further boost for the whole team in its efforts to end this season in the best way possible."

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...