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Classic onboard - Alonso and Webber slug it out in Sakhir

30 Mar 2016

This week’s dip into the archive takes us back to 2004 and to the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix where our pilot Fernando Alonso enjoyed a scintillating scrap with fellow rising star Mark Webber. Sit back and enjoy a memorable desert duel…

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Braking problems during qualifying saw Renault’s Fernando Alonso slump to a disappointing 16th on the grid on F1’s first foray to Bahrain in 2004, but in the race the young charger would storm his way up the order to sixth, showing the kind of relentless determination that would later come to define him. Arguably the highlight of his drive was this fabulous slice of high-speed cat and mouse with Jaguar’s Mark Webber - a battle that got the Spaniard particularly hot under the collar…