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Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso breaks Michael Schumacher's record in Baku

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso breaks Michael Schumacher’s record in Baku

Schumacher made his motorsport debut in August 1991 and put the first big exclamation mark on the undefeated Jordan with seventh place in qualifying. In 2012, the seven-time world champion ended his career with the Grand Prix in Brazil.

Alonso finished 12th on his debut on March 4, 2001 in Melbourne. What followed was an impressive run: the 41-year-old became the Formula 1 world champion in 2005 and 2006 at Renault, the team that preceded the Alps. The Spaniard also celebrated 32 victories at Renault, Ferrari and McLaren.

Moreover Alonso led a strong race in Baku And collected important points in the drivers’ standings in seventh place.

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After seven runs, the Alpine driver finished eleventh with 16 points. Alonso has returned to the First Division since last season after being eliminated in 2019 and 2020.

This year he could also break another record: With 342 starts, Alonso was just eight races away from the record set by Finn Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso has already managed to break that record at the legendary Grand Prix at Monza in September.

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