Fernando Alonso seems to have found a new partner in Formula 1 journalist Andrea Schlager after they each posted pictures of them together on Instagram.
Schlager’s career has previously seen her notably cover MotoGP and Tennis, but she has dabbled in F1 before, interviewing Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi at the end of the 2017 season.
The Austrian has also worked with other sporting stars such as Dominic Thiem and Valentino Rossi in recent years, and she got her F1 break last year when she began working full-time in the pinnacle of motorsport in 2021, the same year Alonso returned with Alpine.
They posed for photos together during the Miami Grand Prix weekend, and also went to watch the Miami Heat’s 120-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
Alonso ended the race in Florida 11th after tangling with both Sir Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly, but it was the late move on the Frenchman that did the most damage to his race.
The double world champion took full responsibility for the incident after the race, and apologised to Gasly.
“It was my mistake, I [braked] too late,” he said, before revealing that he was unable to give the position back, so had to take a penalty.
“We were ready to give back the position but he was in the pits at that time so I have to pay those five seconds and then the safety car was right and perfect for the hard [tyre] starters once again so we lost a couple of places there.
“It was my mistake. It happens sometimes to me.
“Mick spun in Imola and destroyed my race, I broke too late, I destroyed Pierre’s race so it was my mistake and I feel sorry for him because I know how he should feel and it was not his fault.
“It is too hard not to finish a race after someone touches you from behind so it was bad luck for him and my mistake.”
Alonso’s result in Florida has now bumped him down to 16th in the Drivers’ Championship after Alex Albon’s P9.