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Alonso and Johnson impressed by F1/NASCAR car swap

Seven-times NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and double Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso swapped race cars in Bahrain on Monday, with the 43-year-old American pretty sure he got the better of the deal. While Johnson declared the V8-powered 2013 McLaren to be “mind-blowing” in braking and acceleration, Alonso found the Hendrick Motorsports number 48 Chevrolet a blast from the past with its V8 engine and steel brakes. “Literally on the first outing, my helmet was trying to leave my head, and I was staring at the microphone in my helmet it was so high,” Johnson told N at the Sakhir desert circuit south of Manama. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to stop but I think I should’ I got...
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