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Alonso to beat Schumacher in Baku: Longest career in Formula 1

Alonso to beat Schumacher in Baku: Longest career in Formula 1

Schumacher’s career was 21 years and three months

Fernando will be 21 years, 3 months and 8 days old in Baku

Fernando will also surpass the 350 Räikkönen Grands Prix this year

Fernando Alonso will become the longest running driver this weekend in Azerbaijan, taking the title from Michael Schumacher. It will be 21 years, three months and eight days, which will exceed the numbers of the Tsar: 21 years and three months.

Fernando Alonso He made his debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, 21 years, three months and a few days ago. Thus, his participation in the Baku Race will make him break the record he had Michael Schumacher Longest career in Formula 1, 21 years and 3 months. The German made his Belgian Grand Prix debut in 1991 and his last race was Brazil 2012, two decades later.

Now the young talent who came to Formula 1 in the early 2000s with the aim of dethroning him will defeat him with the longest running career in the great circus.

However, none of the drivers have completed 21 seasons in the sport. Michael and Fernando both had spells outside of F1: in the German’s case, between 2007 and 2009 he didn’t race in the first division; Fernando exited Formula 1 in 2019 and 2020.

End of this week , At 21 years, three months and eight days old, Fernando will break Michael’s record, which was 21 years and three monthsAccording to Lights Out F1 blog data.

The drivers with the longest time in Formula 1 include Raikkonen, Barrichello, Jenson Button and Graham Hill. Only four drivers have had 19 seasons in Formula 1: Rubens Barrichello (1993-2011), Michael (1991-2012), Kimi Raikkonen (2001-2021) and Fernando (2001-2022).

Just because he’s been in F1 longer doesn’t mean he’s won more major races than anyone else. not yet. Fernando surpassed 232 races for Rubens Barrichello last year at the Hungarian Grand Prix and completed 341 races. It is nine less than Raikkonen’s figure, 350, who will play at Monza this year and be defeated in Singapore..

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