Inside Fernando Alonso’s Wierd Celebrations at Renault F1

Published 08/17/2021, 5:55 AM EDT


Fernando Alonso is still regarded as one of the best drivers on the F1 grid. While he hasn’t been able to get to the chequered flag as he used to before, he has had quite a few of those over the many years he has dabbled in the sport. When he did take home victories, he was not averse to celebrating it as it should be celebrated.

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The 40-year-old won back-to-back championships in 2005 and 2006 with Renault. He not only raced to victory in style but also showed off his dancing ability for the world to see.

So let’s take a look at the Spaniard’s dance moves for the times he found himself taking the victory for the Enstone-based squad.

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Fernando Alonso has shown moves on the track and on the dance floor

It’s no surprise that whenever a driver takes home a Grand Prix win, he is overjoyed. However, Alonso took it up a notch.

The Spanish driver has done a variety of celebrations, including the bull celebration and a yoga pose among others. However, one celebration steals the show, and it is the one where he is on top of his car, with his arms behind his back swaying from left to right.

This celebration is an all-time fan favorite and has also become a popular meme in the world of Formula One, which is still relevant to this year, even after a prolonged period.

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The days when Alonso ruled the grid

The Spaniard showed the world of Formula One how good he was behind the wheel, winning his first-ever title back in 2005, defeating the McLaren of Kimi Raikkonen. The 21-point gap couldn’t be closed by the Finnish driver, which resulted in Alonso claiming his ends on the championship.

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The 2006 season was the year to find out if Fernando could retain his title or not. And he did exactly that, by beating 7-times world champion, Michael Schumacher, with the 13 point gap to ensure he claimed his second title in Formula One.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Renault Sport F1 poses for a photo with his 2005 F1 title winning Renault R25 and members of the Renault team from the same year during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Now in 2021, Alonso has returned to the French team, which has transformed itself into Alpine, and will be hoping to bring back the glory days to the team which he helped achieve in the days he’d claimed back-to-back championships.

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Do you think Fernando will help the Enstone-based team win more races and possibly more titles in the coming seasons? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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