close global

Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • ES-MX
  • US
  • GB
Alonso breaks yet ANOTHER Schumacher record

Alonso breaks yet ANOTHER Schumacher record

Alonso breaks yet ANOTHER Schumacher record

Alonso breaks yet ANOTHER Schumacher record

Fernando Alonso has broken another one of Michael Schumacher's long-standing F1 records as he continues to perform in his return to the sport.

In his masterful 2023 season with Aston Martin, Alonso set a new record for the longest time gap between podiums.

F1 Headlines: F1 News Today: Red Bull TERMINATE recent contract as driver's daughter forces decision

READ MORE: Horner DEFIANT on 2026 regulations amid criticism

Schumacher previously held the record at 20 years and three months, but Alonso made it 20 years and five months in Zandvoort, and extended that record later in the season in Brazil.

Now, the 42-year-old has broken another of the German's records, and again it is one he is sure to improve on after his Aston Martin contract was extended until 2026.

Fernando Alonso possesses a number of F1 records from his long career
Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso were on track rivals in F1

Which F1 record has Fernando Alonso set?

Alonso and Schumacher were big rivals on the track in the mid 2000s, with the Spaniard's two Renault titles coming in the years after Schumacher's five successive titles with Ferrari.

Schumacher's first retirement came in 2006 - the year Alonso won his second championship - but then returned to F1 with Mercedes between 2010-2012, where he set some of these longevity-related records.

Alonso staged an F1 comeback of his own in 2021 having initially retired from F1 in 2018, and is now set to stay into the new era of regulations after an impressive return.

After his sixth place at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Alonso broke Schumacher's record for the longest period between scoring his first and last point.

READ MORE: 'We're done!' - Ricciardo WARNS F1 rival after on-track incident

Fernando Alonso's P6 in Canada bagged him another F1 record

There are 21 years and two months between Schumacher's first (Italy 1991) and last (Brazil 2012) F1 points, but that is now only second-best, as Alonso has 21 years and three months between his first (Australia 2003) and most recent (Canada 2024), a mammoth 7,763 days.

Of course, Alonso stands to stride out further in the lead of this record each time he finishes in the points until he retires.

Assuming the two-time world champion scores points in 2026, his final contracted season, he will extend the record to 24 years.

Alonso also holds records for the most F1 entries, finishes, laps driven, and distance driven.

READ MORE: Geri Halliwell DITCHES Horner name in latest outing

Related

Fernando Alonso Aston Martin Hamilton F1 Headlines Michael Schumacher Dutch Grand Prix
Alonso excited for Aston Martin 'surprise' at Hungarian GP
Latest F1 News

Alonso excited for Aston Martin 'surprise' at Hungarian GP

  • July 15, 2024 20:57
F1 champion Alonso BLAMES Mercedes over retirement decision
Latest F1 News

F1 champion Alonso BLAMES Mercedes over retirement decision

  • July 15, 2024 11:01
  • 5
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Ontdek het op Google Play