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Sport Hamilton hails Indy-bound Alonso

20:51  23 august  2018
20:51  23 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

IndyCar leader Dixon signs extension with Ganassi

  IndyCar leader Dixon signs extension with Ganassi IndyCar Series leader Scott Dixon has signed a contract extension with Chip Ganassi that will likely take the four-time champion through the end of his career. The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. The McLaren entry has not been announced, but Dixon is among the top IndyCar drivers who had been targeted to team with Alonso.

Hamilton hails Indy - bound Alonso . Issued on: 23/08/2018 - 19:20. Alonso ended seven-time champion Michael Schumacher?s supremacy when he won the drivers? title in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, becoming the youngest champion.

Lewis Hamilton rates his erstwhile team-mate Fernando Alonso as the greatest driver he has competed against in his career.

Lewis Hamilton hails 'greatest' rival Fernando Alonso© Provided by AFP Lewis Hamilton hails 'greatest' rival Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton rates his erstwhile team-mate Fernando Alonso as the greatest driver he has competed against in his career.

The championship leader told reporters Thursday that he felt it was a pity that the two-time champion Spaniard, who announced last week that he will depart Formula One at the end of this season, was not as decorated as he deserved to be.

FFor sure, in the racing world he will be missed," Hamilton said.

"He has been a really big part of it and is one of the greatest drivers that have ever been here.

"I would say it is a shame that he is not as decorated as his ability deserves, but sport is a very interesting machine and it's not just about being a great driver.

Alonso - F1 master moves on, his legacy assured

  Alonso - F1 master moves on, his legacy assured His two world championships now a distant memory, Fernando Alonso has finally had enough of life in the slow lane with McLaren. The Spaniard is revered as a master of his metier, but his reservoir of patience with an underperforming car has finally hit empty.The only surprise about Tuesday's announcement that he was moving on to Indycar from 2019 was that it had not come sooner.Since his return to ailing McLaren he has displayed great stoicism and humour as the famous British team struggles to produce a car to match the might of Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull.

Drivers take their last laps around the IMS oval before Sunday's Indy 500 race.

Renault Sport F1 drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer shared their thoughts on driving at the Monaco Grand Prix - and Fernando Alonso 's Indy 500 adventure.

"It is how you manoeuvre, how you play the game. It's like a chess game and how you position yourself with all the different things that are also part of the package.

"He is arguably the greatest driver I have driven against and I wish him all the best."

Alonso ended seven-time champion Michael Schumacher’s supremacy when he won the drivers’ title in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, becoming the youngest champion.

He was also the youngest race winner in 2003, but all his records have been surpassed.

He raced with Hamilton at McLaren in 2007 when, after a troubled and often acrimonious season, they were beaten to the title by Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

After that his career slumped as he moved to uncompetitive teams – Renault and then Ferrari and McLaren, all stuck in periods of transition.

Would Fernando Alonso consider racing in the Daytona 500 after F1 retirement?

  Would Fernando Alonso consider racing in the Daytona 500 after F1 retirement? The international racing star is saying farewell to Formula One but maybe not racing altogether.Alonso is known for getting behind the wheel in a variety of different events, and he's been very open about wanting to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport: The Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France and the Monaco Grand Prix.

2-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will race for Andretti Autosport this May as the 35-year old attempts to complete motorsports Triple Crown. A winner at Monaco twice, Alonso will race on a superspeedway for the first time in his career.

LEWIS HAMILTON believes Fernando Alonso ’s lack of IndyCar experience will be the biggest hurdle that he has to overcome at this year’s Indy 500. Fernando Alonso revealed earlier this week that he would be missing the Monaco Grand Prix in favour of taking on the famous US race, which features

Hamilton said he did not feel sad about Alonso’s impending exit.

"Naturally, I don’t hold sadness for it," he said. “There’s no reason for me to hold sadness for it… He will be missed.

"But 17 seasons is a lot and I have huge respect for that because it is not easy for a driver to stay that long and perform.

"It’s a lot of commitment, a lot of time and a lot of dedication that people might not understand and appreciate, but naturally, as within any sport, I can appreciate it."

Related slideshow: Lewis Hamilton's career (provided by USA TODAY Sports)

a man wearing a uniform: Lewis Hamilton, born on Jan. 7, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, made his Formula One debut in 2007.

Teen arrested in connection with shooting death of 13-year-old Jarius Gilbert .
After securing a warrant for the arrest of Miquan Hubbard, Hamilton Police Department Chief Craig Bucheit went on Twitter asking for help finding the 18-year-old. That was a little before 3 p.m. Saturday. About three hours later, Hubbard was in custody, charged with killing 13-year-old Jarius Gilbert.

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