Fernando Alonso's Renault streaks along the course at the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir on March 12, en route to his first victory of the season. Last year, Alonso, 24, became Formula One's youngest world champion. He's well on his way to a repeat.
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Felipe Massa of Brazil practices for the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 17 in Sepang. Massa and his Ferrari would later finish fifth behind Giancarlo Fisichella of Italy.
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Fernando Alonso's Renault reduces a fleet of boats to a mere blur during the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on May 28. Alonso went on to his fourth victory in his first seven races of the season.
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Mark Webber cruises through Monte Carlo in his Williams-Cosworth during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28. Unfortunately for the Australian driver, exhaust problems ended his day after 46 laps.
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The field for the British Grand Prix is on the grid and ready to go at Silverstone on June 11. Fernando Alonso, who lives in nearby Oxford, would record his first F-1 Grand Slam (pole, fastest lap and victory at one meeting) and all but clinch his second consecutive championship.
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Fernando Alonso, at the wheel of his Renault, captured the pole position for the European Grand Prix during this qualifying run at Nuerburgring on May 6. The following day, he finished second, 3.7 seconds behind local hero Michael Schumacher.
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Michael Schumacher's Ferrari follows Great Britain's Jenson Button and his Honda during practice for the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola on April 22. Schumacher, the seven-time F-1 champion, later edges Fernando Alonso for his first win of the season.
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The Melbourne skyline dots the horizon behind the Australian Grand Prix course. On April 12, Australia's Mark Webber thrilled the crowd by briefly taking the lead before engine trouble cruelly stopped him cold. Fernando Alonso won.
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Finland's Kimi Raikkonen takes his MacLaren-Mercedes through a turn at the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 12. He finished third behind winner Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.
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Michael Schumacher finished second to Fernando Alonso in the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on May 14. This race launched a four-race win streak for Spain's Alonso, who took an almost insurmountable 23-point lead in the standings on the seven-time champ.
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