The revamp that would transform F1’s history

The revamp that would transform F1’s history

Formula 1 records would be sent tumbling if championships were contested solely in Europe. But would such a move be so strange?

With so much attention on Fernando Alonso turning his back on Europe's most illustrious grand prix to race in the Indianapolis 500 later this month, it's ironic that his Formula 1 honours list would be more impressive had he never had to race outside his home continent.

Alonso is currently chasing a third world championship, the hopes for which are looking increasingly forlorn. But were you to retrofit F1 history to create a Europe-only championship, he'd already have three crowns.

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