Fernando Alonso
May 26

Alonso honorary starter for 24 Hours of Le Mans; McNish Grand Marshal

Fernando Alonso waves to the fans during the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

waves to the fans during the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

and Fernando Alonso will be among the dignitaries that will be honored in this year’s , the Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced Monday.

McNish, a three-time race winner and reigning FIA World Endurance champion, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 82nd running of the event, while two-time Formula One World Champion and factory driver Alonso has been named the race starter.

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May 25

F1: Rosberg Takes Second Straight Monaco GP Win

Nico Rosberg raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg won the Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate , who came second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 1-2 finish.

The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making a strong start and holding off Hamilton to repeat his maiden GP win from pole here in Monaco last year.

“The pressure was on all the way but I kept it cool and was able to win,” said Rosberg, who celebrated by hugging his team engineers.

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May 24

F1: Rosberg Takes Pole For Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg captured his second pole position of the season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

captured his second pole position of the season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Grand Prix ahead of on Saturday after making a late error that left his Mercedes teammate visibly irate at missing out on a shot at qualifying in first place.

With Rosberg holding the best time, the Mercedes pair went out for one final qualifying lap with less than a minute remaining in the session, but the German lost control coming out of the Mirabeau turn, sliding down an escape road. After Rosberg backed out onto the circuit, a yellow flag came up — meaning the session was over and Hamilton could not improve on his time.

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May 22

Formula 1: Hamilton sets fastest time Thursday while Alonso tops FP2

during practice ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 22, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

has the fastest time of the weekend so far at a 1:18.271 (Photo: Getty images)

(AP) — driver posted the fastest time in the rain-disrupted second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Yet Hamilton’s FP1 time remained the fastest time of the day.

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May 22

F1: Montezemolo denies tension with Alonso at Ferrari

Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 22 May 2014. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F14T. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _FER1586

wheels his F14T around the circuit in Monte Carlo, . (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso caused something of a stir yesterday when asked about a recent comment from Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche to the effect that the Spaniard was the best driver in the world.

Alonso responded by saying that it was always good to hear such comments from outsiders –and pointed out, somewhat enigmatically, that he didn’t always feel such support from closer to home.

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