Forever young? Emerson Fittipaldi 10 Aug 2005
If Fernando Alonso becomes champion this year he will break a Formula One record that has stood for well over two decades.
In 1972, at the age of 25 - Alonso will be 24 if he does it - Emerson Fittipaldi secured his first drivers title with Lotus, making him the youngest world champion in history.
With time on his side, Fittipaldi went on to take a second drivers crown two years later with McLaren. As Alonso closes in on his record, take a look back on the legendary Brazilians career in words and pictures, with our exclusive Hall of Fame section.