Fernando Alonso breaks Michael Schumacher’s record as longest serving driver after starting Azerbaijan GP
Fernando Alonso can now call himself the Formula 1 driver who has been active for the longest time in the premier class of motorsport. With his start on Sunday in the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, the Spaniard stole the record from the German Michael Schumacher.
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Alonso made his Australian GP debut in March 2001. Today we are 7,770 days further. With that, the 40-year-old Spaniard does seven days better than Schumacher. The seven-time world champion drove his first GP in August 1991 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and said goodbye in Brazil in November 2012, exactly 7,763 days later.
The contract of two-time world champion Alonso with Alpine expires at the end of this year, but the Spaniard previously indicated that he still wants to race in 2023.