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Fernando Alonso

Alonso hints career is far from over after setting remarkable F1 record

After reaching a unique F1 milestone over the weekend, Fernando Alonso has hinted that his career at the pinnacle of motorsport is far from over.

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By reaching Lap 45 of the British Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso set a new record in Formula 1 and has now driven further than any driver in the sport's history.

After taking Sunday's chequered flag, Alonso had racked up 92,643km with this number set to increase with each passing race he takes part in.

The record was previously held by Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen, who completed a total of 92,636km during his two stints in F1 between 2001 and 2021.

Alonso: Let’s make it (at least) halfway to the moon

Third on the list of longest distanced raced is seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who sits some way off Alonso's tally with 85,776km to his name.

Fourth is Michael Schumacher with 81,208km, and fifth is Jenson Button with 80,863km. All five have World Championships to their name - Alonso with two, Raikkonen and Button with one each, and Schumacher and Hamilton with seven apiece.

Posts on Twitter claim this new milestone means Alonso has raced a total of 2,195 marathons, 2.3 times around the earth, 54.2 million Alonsos laid out head to foot, and a quarter of the way to the moon.

Alonso's response was simple: "Let’s make it (at least) halfway to the moon," indicating that he plans on sticking around for quite some time yet.

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