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Prost hails Alonso as the ‘best driver in Formula 1'

Back on the podium for the first time in seven years, Alain Prost says Fernando Alonso is the 'best driver' on the Formula 1 grid. Under the lights at the Losail circuit on Sunday evening, Alonso was promoted to third on the grid due to penalties for Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. The Spaniard joked prior to the start that he hoped to be leading by Turn 1, and while that was not the case, he was soon up to P2 after picking off the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly. He dropped back down to third as championship leader Verstappen came storming through. Challenged by Sergio Perez for third place, the Mexican driver on much fresher tyres in the closing stages as his second set of Pirellis saw...
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