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Suzuka sensation redeemed Alonso, but his F1 future is complicated

OPINION: Formula 1’s 2024 Japanese Grand Prix weekend began with much scrutiny of Fernando Alonso’s late-race tactics in putting George Russell off in Melbourne. The Spaniard’s brilliance thereafter at Suzuka made superb new memories, but his recent exploits may have impacted the 2025 driver market too

“I think it was my best weekend. I don't know. Or the top five. Inside the top five ever, for me.”

At a classic, brilliant Formula 1 venue in Suzuka, the championship saw and heard both adjectives in and from Fernando Alonso too. His assessment above after taking his Aston Martin to sixth in Sunday’s race – a day after he’d qualified fifth – brings in another one: vintage Alonso. His unique brand of hyperbole was back on full display. And deservedly so.

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