How Alonso reached a new level of greatness

How Alonso reached a new level of greatness

Two Formula 1 titles mean Fernando Alonso would always go down as one of the all-time great drivers. His Indianapolis 500 odyssey served to enhance an already outstanding reputation

Fernando Alonso proved a lot of things with his Indianapolis 500 bid. He underlined his greatness, his willingness to put himself on the line in the pursuit of racing glory, the capacity to dedicate himself entirely to learning - and mastering - a new discipline and the ability to fight for victory in this greatest of races.

But he also established once and for all that he is what might be called 'the racing driver's racing driver'. Even though we can't be sure he would have won the Indy 500, and we'll get on to that shortly, he would certainly have been in the hunt.

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