Alonso closes in on Mansell's tally

Alonso closes in on Mansell's tally

Fernando Alonso's third grand prix victory of 2012 was his 30th career win, bringing him within range of Nigel Mansell on the all-time list. Michele Merlino observes this and all the other vital statistics from the German Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso became the first three-time winner this season with his German Grand Prix triumph. It was the Spaniard's 30th Formula 1 victory and also extended his run of races in the points to an extraordinary 22 consecutive events – that's a streak that began way back in the 2011 European Grand Prix.

The 30-year-old Ferrari driver is now just two point-finishes away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 24 straight points finishes.

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