Motor Racing: Alonso's Flawless Display Offers Glimpse of Future
Tremayne, David, The Independent (London, England)
WHEN Michael Schumacher looked in his rearview mirrors on the 62nd lap of his brutally disappointing Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, he saw the future arriving at a rate of knots. It was carried along in the blue- and-yellow fuselage of a Renault driven with tremendous panache by the youngest man ever to win a Formula One world championship encounter. At 22 years and 26 days, Fernando Alonso out-pointed the 1952 Indianapolis 500 winner, Troy Ruttman (22 years 80 days), and the 1959 US Grand Prix winner, Bruce McLaren (22 years 104 days), and wrote himself into the history books.
It's not the first time that the reigning champion has been operating at close quarters with …
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