Sunday, September 25, 2005


Fernando Alonso becomes world champion in Brazil

Fernando Alonso, from Spain, driving a Renault, finished third at the GP Brazil of Formula One, and, at age 24, became the youngest pilot ever to become champion at this racing category (former younger champion was Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi).
The race was won by Juan Pablo Montoya, and Kimi Raikkonen, who was Alonso's only rival, finished second; Alonso admitted that his strategy was scoring enought points to guarantee the championship.
This was the last time that Rubens Barrichello drove a Ferrari in Brazil; next year, Barrichello will move to BAR. Most Brazilians admire Rubens, even though he had never realized the expectations created since early in his career; it is a consensus among public and media that Rubens has more to gain being first pilot at BAR than being secondary pilot at Ferrari.
Next year, Felipe Massa will take Barrichello's place at Ferrari. As several other Brazilian drivers, Massa was champion in all categories he participated, and is an as big a hope as Barrichello was years ago.

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