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WATCH | F1 greats Alonso and Schumacher battle in Hungary

2020-07-18 07:30

Sean Parker

Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher

Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher at 2006 Hungarian GP. Image: Twitter / F1

• The Formula 1 season started at the beginning of July after a long delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

• The third race on the calendar takes place in Hungary at the Hungaroring.

• We look back at duel between former champions Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher in 2006.



This Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix will be the third race of a delayed 2020 Formula 1 season and perhaps unsurprisingly Mercedes have two wins to their name. 

Both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton have won in Austria in the past fortnight. McLaren's Lando Norris occupies third place in the drivers' standings behind Bottas and Hamilton, respectively. 

Norris scored the first podium finish of his career in the opening race of the season. F1 fans have witnessed several quality duels between the likes of Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Another notable scrap was between Hamilton and Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Alex Albon, unfortunately it ended badly for the latter. 

Speaking of duels, one of the more famous in recent F1 history is between two former champions: Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher. 

The stage is the Hungaroring and the protagonists are seven-time drivers' champion and reigning champion at the time, Alonso. 

The fierce racing between the duo is mesmerising to watch with the Spaniard in the Renault and Schumacher in the iconic scarlet Ferrari. 

Watch the battle below and enjoy the manic V8 engines screaming to the stratosphere. It makes it sweeter to think that Alonso will return to the sport in 2021 at the same team he is racing in the video below. 

Turning our attention to Sunday's race and the Hungaroring is the least power sensitive track of those raced last year. 

Verstappen scored pole position in 2019 in Hungary and will look to take the Red Bull onto the front row after being the fastest car in the slow speed corners in Austria. 

The Hungaroring is dominated by medium and low speed corners and with the Red Bull dominating in that sector in the opening two races, it's set up nicely for Verstappen to get onto pole in 2020. 

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