Spanish Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso thrills home crowd with stylish win

Alonso's win bucked a trend at the Catalan circuit where 18 of the previous 22 events were won the driver who started from pole position.

updated: May 12, 2013 19:47 IST
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Two-time champion Fernando Alonso thrilled a massive 95,000 flag-waving home crowd on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to a dominant victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

It was the Spaniard's second win of the season, in five races, and the 32nd win of his career - a triumph that endorsed his challenge for a third drivers' title on an afternoon of Spanish supremacy at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Driving with great aplomb, Alonso delivered a beautifully-judged performance to win a tactical contest dominated by tyre-wear management, finishing 9.338 seconds ahead of second placed Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus.

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