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Bananas, courgettes, apple juice, bicycles, watches and Moto GP all got mentions, but the question that caused him most thought was the last one, "If you could pick just one person to date…" The popular F1 driver thought this particular answer may end up "all over the Spanish papers!
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, © Sutton Motorsport Images Fernando Alonso (ESP) World Karting Championship, Margutti, Parma, Italy March 1997.
Second place finisher Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mclaren and race winner Fernando Alonso (ESP) Mc Laren celebrate with the champagne.
A second consecutive crown was confirmation of his brilliance, and with Schumacher retiring, Alonso seemed certain to replace him as the sport’s dominant superstar.
Agonisingly, no titles have followed in the intervening years.
The young Alonso’s talents knew no bounds and in 1992 he clinched the first of five Spanish karting championships, a tally only overshadowed by a world crown in 1996.
Eschewing other series, the Spanish teenager was determined to finish his apprenticeship in karting.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai, China, Sunday 14 April 2013.
BEST IMAGE Fernando Alonso is the man who ended Michael Schumacher’s Formula One reign, and became the then-youngest champion in F1 history.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Race, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday .