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Fernando Alonso Breaks Schumacher's F1 Points Record

Alonso Shatters Schumacher’s Longevity Record in F1

23/06/2024

Fernando Alonso’s enduring F1 career has seen him surpass Michael Schumacher’s record, marking a new era of longevity and consistent success in Formula 1 racing.

By finishing sixth at last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso broke a record held by Michael Schumacher for the longest career span with points finishes.

On Sunday, March 9, 2003, Alonso earned his first points in F1 at the Australian Grand Prix. Since then, the double world champion has scored at least one point in 257 of his 390 Grands Prix (including 387 starts) in F1.

However, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Alonso surpassed Schumacher’s record for the longest period between his first and last points scored, a record the seven-time world champion had held since his final season in 2012.

There was an interval of 21 years, 2 months, and 17 days between Schumacher’s first and last points in F1. This mark has been improved by Alonso, who is now at exactly 21 years and 3 months. A record that Alonso is likely to extend significantly, possibly until the end of 2026 if he doesn’t retire before his contract with Aston Martin F1 concludes.

The other oldest driver on the grid has a span of 17 years, 2 months, and 22 days between his first points in Australia on March 18, 2007, and Canada this year, where he finished fourth. Assuming Alonso does retire in 2026, the Briton would need to race until at least 2030 to reclaim this record from the Spaniard! Unlikely?

Fernando Alonso Breaks Schumacher’s F1 Points Record. Fernando Alonso Breaks Schumacher’s F1 Points Record

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