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‘Anger' fuelled Alonso to Portimao points

Fernando Alonso revealed that anger from a disappointing qualifying session had propelled his late surge at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Spanish veteran rolled back the years with a typically feisty showing as the Portimao contest drew to a close, fighting his way up to eighth position. It was the 39-year-old’s best result since his comeback to F1 after two years away with the Alpine team, who enjoyed comfortably their most competitive weekend of the season so far. Alonso finished just one second behind his team-mate Esteban Ocon, who had started sixth on the grid but also performed creditably to finish P7. “It was good, it was fun,” Alonso, who had started 13th, told Sky F1. “We...
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