Alonso passes Senna’s podium tally

© Ubaid Parkar, 26 September 2012
© AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

With a third place finish at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, Fernando Alonso passed the record of the Ayrton Senna’s podium count in Formula 1.

The Spaniard held on to his championship lead after the race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, and although he didn’t win it, he did surpass a significant record in which he’s now only behind Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher.

“I am extremely proud. Numbers are always important when you retire but when you are racing you don’t pay too much attention,” Alonso had said ahead of the weekend.

The Ferrari driver had equalled the late Brazilian’s tally at the preceding Italian Grand Prix at Monza referring to his achievement as a “quite a big thing” and a feat that he could not believe that he had realized.

“I had been following his races more or less, I have his cars, I have a poster of him in my room,” he said of the triple champion. “Everything is going well in my career. I feel very proud, very happy and I hope to reach more important numbers of Senna.”


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