He may not have finished on the F1 podium at the Hungaroring, but Alonso absolutely bossed the Hungarian GP with a sixth-place finish. On his birthday weekend, too.
Not only that, but he also – somehow – set the fastest lap of the race. In a McLaren Honda. We’ll let that sink in for a moment…
Of course, F1 heads off on the summer break pretty soon, with the factory shutdown coming up after the Hungaroring test – which takes place next week.
As Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas celebrated on the Hungarian GP podium, the camera captured something rather hilarious taking place.
Fastest lap ✅
Best finish of the season ✅
Birthday weekend ✅
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 30, 2017
In parc ferme, there’s a giant painting of a beach, with Alonso lounging on it in his now infamous deckchair. F1, embracing a meme? That can’t be right?
Well, after the race, Alonso headed down to watch the podium. In a deckchair. Next to a painting of himself in a deck chair. Holding a sign.
It was absolutely brilliant. Amazing scenes.
Never change, Fernando. Never change.