Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has exceeded Michael Schumacher as the all-time leading points scorer in the Formula One scene.
Alonso scored 12 points for completing fourth in Japan on Sunday, taking his profession tally to 1,571 points – five more than Schumacher’s total of 1,566.
“I’m extremely happy of having become the one with the most points in the record of the sport, although, with the modification to the points system, you obtain more,” said the Spaniard, recognizing the significant change to the points-scoring system that took destination in 2010.
“Today I want to celebrate this record and believe about the following competition in India.”
Ferrari staff major Stefano Domenicali additionally hailed Alonso’s accomplishment, explaining it as “proof of his extraordinary skill and one thing which makes united states really happy.”
World championship frontrunner Sebastian Vettel is presently 3rd in the all-time points list with 1,351, having added 25 to his tally with victory at Suzuka.