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Double F1 champion praises Alonso for Canada heroics despite poor race

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen was left marvelling at the tremendous efforts of Fernando Alonso during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. At 40 years of age, and for the first time since 2012, Alonso put his car on the front row when he mastered the changing conditions to qualifying second behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. He managed to displace Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz to get there and, to put the longevity of his excellence into perspective, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu, Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Lando Norris were not even five years old yet when the Spaniard made his debut in 2001 – Tsunoda was nine months old. READ: Ferrari complete tyre test after wave of reliability...
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