Alonso: Why I didn't walk away from F1

Alonso: Why I didn't walk away from F1

It's the hope that kills you: the fervent wish that somehow, maybe, Fernando Alonso will be racing at the front of F1 again, where he so obviously belongs. Well, true believers, with a Renault motor in the back of his McLaren this year, there are reasons to be optimistic, as he tells ANTHONY ROWLINSON in this exclusive interview

A raging bull. The fighter pure. The ultimate competitor. The fire and fury of a double world champion who looked set to become the naturally dominant successor to Michael Schumacher.

Then came Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull; then came Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. Different authors, same story: total world domination. Even fired-up Ferrari and Fernando couldn't beat that challenge - though how hard they tried from 2010-13.

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