Alonso: Master of the midgrid fightback

Alonso: Master of the midgrid fightback

Fernando Alonso is no stranger to triumph over adversity and Sunday's race in Valencia produced his greatest fightback yet. Michele Merlino unearths some fascinating Fernando stats and looks at all the other key figures from the European GP

Fernando Alonso consolidated his position as one of Formula 1's great comeback kings with his superb victory from 11th on the grid in Sunday's European Grand Prix. The Valencia street circuit provided a thrilling race culiminating in the Spaniard taking his second win of 2012.

It's the second time that Alonso has raced from outside the top ten to achieve glory, and only the 26th time in 866 Formula 1 world championship events that a driver has managed such a feat (and three of those were Indianapolis oval races).

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