Alonso aces home grand prix

Sun, 14 May 2006, 10:14

Fernando Alonso celebrated with a sort of monkey-dance after becoming the first ever Spaniard to win the Spanish grand prix.

The Renault driver, who stretched his championship lead back to 15 points over Michael Schumacher, won by a commanding 19 seconds despite saying on the grid that Ferrari appeared ‘impossible to beat’.

”Hopefully my home crowd can give me something extra I need to win,” the 24-year-old said.

Renault’s Giancarlo Fisichella finished third, after seeming to help teammate Alonso – the first major player to pit on Sunday afternoon – to build an early lead over his red chaser.


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