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Top 5 F1 races of the Pirelli era

Modified 15 Nov 2018, 13:21 IST
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#4 European Grand Prix 2012 (Valencia)

Nobody gave Fernando Alonso a chance
Nobody gave Fernando Alonso a chance

These were the facts of the race:

- Alonso started the race in P11

- Ever since its inception, Valencia had been criticized for the lack of overtaking during races

- Ferrari had a horrible car at that juncture which was in no way close to being the fastest car on the grid

- Red Bull, Lotus, Williams and Mclaren had all shown better pace than Ferrari during the weekend

- When the chequered flag fell, it was Alonso who was leading the race from Kimi Raikkonen.

It was a race in which no one on the grid would've given Alonso a chance to even score a podium, let alone win the race. But an amazing start and his ability to overtake almost everybody at the restart meant Alonso was able to achieve an almost impossible result - the magnitude of which even brought the Samurai to tears.

Published 06 Nov 2018, 23:26 IST
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