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One of Alonso's iconic F1 cars to go up for auction

Fans of Fernando Alonso will have the opportunity to buy an F1 car he raced with towards the end of the 2004 season.

One of Fernando Alonso's iconic blue-and-yellow Renaults is going under the hammer in Paris, with auctioneers RMS Sotheby's selling a 2004 R24 raced by the Spaniard. Alonso raced the chassis to three consecutive points finishes towards the end of the 2004 season, at the Chinese, Brazilian and Japanese Grands Prix, contributing to Renault's fourth place in that year's Constructors' Championship. The R24 was a race winner that year, with Jarno Trulli scoring victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. These were the final races before Alonso's successful championship attack in 2005 with the new R25. This particular chassis is R24-07 and is estimated to sell for between €350,000 and €450,000. The chassis was acquired by its current owner in 2016, bought from Memento Exclusives. It was then repainted in the Mild Seven and Telefonica-sponsored livery as used during the 2004 campaign.

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