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Fernando Alonso surpasses Michael Schumacher and makes history

Fernando Alonso (Alpine), double Formula One world champion, will improve this Sunday, when he starts at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix -the eighth in the World Championship-, the historical record for the longest career in the queen category of motorsport of the seven-time winner german intercontinental Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher -like Alonso with a comeback after his first retirement from F1-, whose historic record of seven titles was equaled two years ago by Englishman Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), made his debut in the premier class at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix and He played his last race in Brazil in 2012: a period of 21 years and three months, exactly.

The double Asturian world champion, who claims to want to continuer “another two or three years” in the honor division of motorsport, he debuted at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix and this Sunday reaches 21 years, three months and eight days since his debut, at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne.

Alonso, 40 years old -thirteen younger than the ‘Kaiser’, still convalescing from the serious ski accident he suffered at the end of 2013 in Meribel, in the French Alps- will start tenth this Sunday at the Baku street circuit; in which the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) will start from pole position, whose partner, the Spaniard Carlos Sainz, will do so from fourth place: behind the two Red Bulls of the Mexican Sergio Pérez -second on the grid- and the Dutchman Max Verstappen, leader of the World Cup.

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