F1: Alonso, the Spaniard’s odyssey to 351 Grands Prix – rts.ch


At 41, Fernando Alonso will compete in his 351st Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday, overtaking Kimi Raïkkönen. And it’s far from over. The Spaniard will offer his services to Aston Martin from 2023 for « several years ».

It was in 2005 that Alonso entered the hearts of aficionados. With 7 victories, he wins his first title of world champion, the hegemony of Michael Schumacher comes to an end. He did it again the following year, achieving the double, still driving a Renault. His era seems launched.

But Alonso decides to join McLaren, with whom he does better than 3rd. He came close to the title with Ferrari but was beaten by nothing by Vettel in 2010 and 2012. It was with Ferrari, in 2013, that Alonso won the last of his 32 victories, as a symbol, at home. in Spain.

Three earliness records

Fernando Alonso, marked his era by his preocacy. At 21 years and 7 months, he became the youngest poleman in history (a record now held by Sebastian Vettel). At 22, he became the youngest Grand Prix winner (a record beaten by Max Verstappen). At 24, Alonso becomes the youngest world champion (since beaten by Sebastian Vettel).

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