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Bring Back V10s: Alonso’s crushing first F1 win

by Matt Beer
1 min read

In the week that Fernando Alonso quit what’s now the Alpine Formula 1 team, our Bring Back V10s classic F1 stories podcast revisits a much happier day for that particular relationship: Alonso’s first grand prix victory with Renault in 2003.

Host Glenn Freeman is joined by Mark Hughes and special guest Ted Kravitz to look back at the day Alonso really, really made his mark on F1 for the first time, with a breakthrough win at the age of 22 in which he lapped eventual champion and future arch-rival Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari.

Why Ferrari was struggling so much at that point in the season and the upcoming controversy that would subsequently turn the title fight on its head are discussed, along with Juan Pablo Montoya’s efforts to change his approach during what turned out to be his only F1 title bid.

ASK US ANYTHING: Submit your questions for our series finale using #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email bringbackv10s@the-race.com

Bring Back V10s is available through all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

You can also get early access to ad-free versions of the show by joining The Race Members’ Club.

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