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Alonso ends seven-year F1 podium drought

Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso has ended a seven-year Formula 1 podium drought after finishing third in the Qatar Grand Prix. The Spaniard started third on the grid after penalties for Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas promoted him from fifth. He then made a high-risk one-stop strategy work to hang on ahead of a charging Sergio Perez in the closing laps of the race. “Seven years, but we finally got it,” the two-time world champion said after the race. “We were close a couple of races but not enough, so here was the last possibility.” Alonso started the race on the red-walled soft compound tyre, and from the clean side of the track, leading him to entertain the prospect of leading...
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