Awaiting the Alonso domino to fall for F1’s silly season


Speculation has run rampant regarding Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari, almost to the point where it’s completely out of control.

Depending where you look, Alonso is either begrudgingly staying at Ferrari, on the move to McLaren, Lotus or Red Bull or even taking off a year.

The Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport – a paper which has always been close to Alonso and Ferrari – has said in recent days that Alonso has told the team of his intentions to leave.

Meanwhile a further report from the German Bild has said that if billionaire Lawrence Stroll emerges as a potential of Lotus, rather than Sauber, that Alonso’s longtime manager Flavio Briatore could assist in a switch there. Such a return, however unlikely, would be his third stint at Enstone (2003-2006, 2008-2009).

A deeper analysis from Autosport reveals the situation is more complex, as Alonso and Ferrari are at the point where they need to reaffirm their commitment to each other or mutually go their separate ways.

The contract that has Alonso at Ferrari until 2016 appeared to be ironclad, although there were reports earlier this year that there was a performance-based out clause if Ferrari finished outside the top three in the Constructor’s Champonship.

Quite honestly it’s to the point where stories – such as this one – are needing to be written to apprise the public at large of what Alonso’s situation is, but only Alonso really knows where he’s going, and what he’s doing.

It provides a level of intrigue in not knowing where he’ll shift, but it also allows the rumor mill to spin wildly out of control.

Although this silly season has already seen the confirmation of Max Verstappen at Toro Rosso, Pastor Maldonado at Lotus again and Nico Rosberg confirming an extension with Mercedes, Alonso is still the domino that will affect potentially three different teams.

If he can move, you immediately have his new destination, his current squad and a third team that would be shifting their lineups around.

We can only wait and see.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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