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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