Records are there to be broken, and that is the idea that Fernando Alonso has always had, who has accumulated a lifetime in Formula 1. Reaching the Great Circus is difficult, but it is even more difficult to stay as the Asturian has done, who despite Having won two world titles in 2005 and 2006 , facing a first retirement and coming back in incredible shape, he has the same hunger as when he made his debut there for the 2001 Australian Grand Prix with Minardi.
Almost two decades after that March 4 in Melbourne, the Spaniard received a tribute from the entire category before the start of the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix after becoming the driver with the most races in the more than 72-year history of Formula 1.
Nobody wanted to miss the event that Liberty Media programmed minutes before the start of the race in Marina Bay, and all the members of the select grid were present, including its greatest rivals during the times when it was fighting for the championships at the beginning of the decade. from 2010, both Sebastian Vettel, who will retire at the end of the season and leave his place at Aston Martin for, curiously, the man from Oviedo himself, and Lewis Hamilton, with whom he shared a team at McLaren in 2007.
In a beautiful photograph with all the protagonists of the 2022 season, Fernando Alonso was placed in the middle holding a board on which the message “ALO 350!” was displayed, referring to all the races in which the Spaniard has taken the exit. In addition to this, social networks were filled with messages, images and videos remembering his successful career, with affectionate recognition of a living legend of Formula 1.
Both the official account of the Gran Circo, as well as that of many of the teams and colleagues, published something in relation to the historical record of the Spaniard, such as Ferrari, Mercedes or his own team, Alpine, who shared a small video created by the category in the who wrote: “Celebrating a titan of the sport. The only one, Fernando Alonso, breaks the start record in Formula 1. And what a journey towards that record he has had.”
The Spaniard has been competing at the highest level for half his life, and will continue to increase that spectacular figure with at least two more courses when he dresses in green with Aston Martin from 2023 .
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