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Alonso overjoyed with podium: I've waited seven years for this!

Article To news overview © n365/michaelpotts Fernando Alonso was overjoyed to bring his run of not finishing on the podium to an end at the Qatar Grand Prix. Alonso held onto third place after Alpine opted to risk a one-stop strategy, despite numerous punctures during the race. Red Bull's Sergio Perez looked set to finish third, but went for a two-stopper and was unable to overhaul Alonso in the closing stages of the Grand Prix. "Seven years, but finally we got it," said Alonso. "We were close [in] a couple of races but not enough. Sochi was the last possibility. "Today, honestly I thought I could be leading after Lap 1. I thought with the Soft tyre I could go at Lewis...
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