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Jul 28

Alonso Emerges As Surprise Red Bull Candidate

Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso  sits in the pits during the third practice session at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest on July 27, 2013 ahead of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.    AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA        (Photo credit should read FERENC ISZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Talks between Fernando Alonso’s manager and Christian Horner have set up the intriguing possibility of the Spanish star emerging as a candidate for a Red Bull seat.

While he obviously has a Ferrari contract it’s no secret that Alonso has been frustrated by the team’s failure to win the championship since he joined in 2010 – and especially the poor one-lap form the red cars have shown over the past three and half years.

The big question is whether he has a way of getting out of that contract due to a performance clause of some sort.

There is also the very obvious question of how Red Bull could work with both Vettel and Alonso on board, although on the other hand the marketing advantages would be huge – and at the same time the Ferrari package would be weakened.

Jul 28

Hamilton Wins In Hungary

Lewis Hamilton broke his drought on a swelteringly hot Sunday, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher’s track record of four wins.

Not that the Mercedes driver expected to win his first race since the United States GP last November, saying beforehand he would need “a miracle” despite qualifying in pole position for the third time in a row.