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WATCH: Mercedes 'deliver' special package to Aston Martin

A couple of days after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, a special package made its way from Mercedes to Aston Martin.

It wasn't quite Giancarlo Fisichella and Kimi Raikkonen on the starting grid at Imola in 2003, but Fernando Alonso's third place Formula 1 trophy has finally made its way (back) to him after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Aston Martin driver collected the silverware on the podium, but was forced to hand it over to George Russell after he was hit with a 10-second time penalty for incorrectly serving a five-second one earlier in the race. Hours after the trophy was handed to Russell, Alonso's penalty was wiped and third place reinstated. You can watch below as Mercedes opt to hand-deliver the trophy with a short drive up to Silverstone, rather than putting in a box and sending it in the post.


Special delivery, @AstonMartinF1 . 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3uI3HlsMtq — Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 22, 2023

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