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Alonso to make Grand Prix appearance No: 300 in Canada

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The 2018 Canadian Grand Prix marks Fernando Alonso’s 300th Formula 1 grand prix – an achievement that’s only been battered by Rubens Barrichello (322), Jenson Button, and Michael Schumacher (each 306).

The Spaniard admitted he once thought the prospect of competing in 300 grands prix was “crazy”, as the Spaniard celebrates reaching his own triple ton at this weekend’s Canadian GP.

Alonso, who starts his F1 career aged 19 in 2001 with Minardi, said: “A couple of years ago I remember Rubens doing the record 320-something and I thought he was a little bit crazy to be so long in F1 – and now I’m getting quite close.

“It’s a special weekend. Hopefully we can put in a good performance.”

Meanwhile, McLaren racing director Eric Boullier paid tribute to the Spaniard – “Congratulations. This is an achievement…you’re not far off Rubens!” joked Boullier.

“I remember when I joined McLaren [in 2014] I was asked by Ron [Dennis] which driver I wanted and I said Fernando – and he said to me ‘that might be a little bit touchy’ after the 2007 year!

“But he said ‘if you think he’s the best, go for him’. And I said ‘yes, he’s the best’ and I went for him.

“I think I visited half of your hotel rooms in that year!”

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