The alternate reality where Alonso eclipses Schumacher

The alternate reality where Alonso eclipses Schumacher

Fernando Alonso will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season, seemingly destined to only win the 2005 and '06 titles. But what if one decision - out of his hands - had been made differently? A whole new version of history was possible

When Fernando Alonso leaves Formula 1 at the end of the year he will do so with the peculiar distinction of being a two-time world champion whose potential went unfulfilled.

Winning one title is a major achievement, so how can two be underwhelming? That is the measure of Alonso's unique career.

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