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<b>Total earnings: </b>£20.4 million <br/>
<b>Salary/winnings: </b>£18.5 million <br/>
<b>Endorsements: </b>£1.9 million <br/>
Fernando Alonso is a Formula One driver for Ferrari. He is the highest paid driver in the sport.

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Lewis Hamilton admits: My car felt awesome but it wasn't quick

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Ferrari must continue to improve says Fernando Alonso ahead of British Grand Prix

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'Nothing compares to this' says jubilant Fernando Alonso after winning European Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso was left hailing the best victory of his Formula One career on a day when championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could do nothing but curse.

The Sports Matrix: Monday 25 June 2012

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Alonso snatches exciting victory in European Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso grabbed arguably the most stunning victory of his Formula One career on a day of high-drama in the European Grand Prix.

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