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Dec 25

F1: Alonso Admits 2013 Was Not His Best Season As A Driver

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso has acknowledged he did not perform as strongly in 2013 as he did the previous year.

Recently, the Spanish sports daily AS conducted a survey among Alonso’s driver rivals asking them to say whether they thought the Ferrari driver or the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel was the best driver of 2013.

Dec 24

F1: Mercedes Rules Out F1 Cooperation With Renault

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes in action during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes is seen in action during the 2013 Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes has ruled out cooperating with Renault in the development of its all-new turbo V6 engines for Formula One.

On the road-car side, however, Mercedes and Renault-Nissan do cooperate, and it is expected the alliance will only be expanded further in the months to come.