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The F1 great who couldn't catch a break - part five: Comparisons with Hamilton

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have together been the gold standard in Formula 1 for more than a decade, setting a level of excellence out of reach of all their rivals. The two men share many characteristics - a world-class ability, incredible speed and matchless race-craft - but they are also different in important ways. Hamilton is the mercurial one, his unbelievable pace on one qualifying lap and in wet conditions perhaps his two biggest assets, countered by occasional off days, even if they have become fewer in number. Alonso is the more rounded, his consistency, adaptability and relentlessness his most defining characteristics. But just what makes Alonso stand out? Few know his...
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