It's the hope that kills you: the fervent wish that, maybe, Fernando Alonso will race at the front of F1 again. With a Renault motor in the back of his McLaren this year, there are reasons to be optimistic, as he tells Anthony Rowlinson.
A raging bull. The fighter pure. The ultimate competitor. The fire and fury of a double world champion who looked set to become the naturally dominant successor to Michael Schumacher.
Then came Vettel and Red Bull; then came Hamilton and Mercedes. Different authors, same story: total world domination. Even fired-up Ferrari and Fernando couldn't beat that challenge - though how hard they tried from 2010-2013.