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Alonso can get past Schumacher’s peak before making a record decision

Fernando Alonso is almost certain to break one of Michael Schumacher’s records on Sunday.

The extent of competition in the Alps can be answered on the streets of Baku at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday. What we already know, however, is that whatever happens in the eighth race weekend of the season, Fernando Alonso will surely leave to pass one of Michael Schumacher’s records into the past.

twice world champion It has been outstanding in Formula 1 for 40 years, which was unlikely to be accepted by many when he debuted in the Royal Class at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix at the age of 19. In addition to the fact that he will be a member of the field after more than 20 years.

The The Baku Grand Prix will be exactly 21 years, 3 months and 8 days after Alonso made his Melbourne debut, so if the Spaniard starts this weekend, he will officially become the owner of the longest career in Formula 1, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s record in the past. The German pilot’s career lasted exactly 21 years and 3 months.

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Interestingly, the two pilots who fought the killing battle at the 2006 World Championships alike got to the point where they missed a few years near the end of their careers: Schumacher three and Alonso two.

Incidentally, Alonso could break the record for most Formula 1 Grand Prix starts (349) held by Kimi Raikkonen this year, to be precise at the Singapore Grand Prix, if he hasn’t missed a race by then. However, Formula One’s oldest entrant will not make it to the top of Alonso, who turned 41 in July, and it would be surprising if anyone ousted him. It is held by Louis Chiron, who competed in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix at 55 and 292 days old.

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