Fernando Alonsos has won his last front row start in Formula One, as he prepares for Canada qualifying

Fernando Alonsos has won his last front row start in Formula One, as he prepares for Canada qualifyi ...

In a wet session in Montreal, when was Fernando Alonsos'' last front row start in F1 as he clinches a stunning second on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix?

El Plan worked in full force throughout practice and qualifying in Montreal, as Fernando Alonso has been at the top of the time sheets throughout the weekend for Alpine.

Alonso was in contention for pole position in a wet, but damp qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso, on intermediate tyres, won the A522 to a second position on the grid behind pole-sitter Max Verstappen in the final stages of Q3.

Alonso won 0.645 points ahead of Verstappen and pipped Carlos Sainz Jr to P2, putting Lewis Hamilton fourth for Mercedes.

When was Fernando Alonsos'' last front row start in the Formula One? Was it his last pole position?

Fernando Alonsos last front row start in F1

Fernando Alonso qualified on the front row in the Formula One race for the 2012 German Grand Prix.

In his third grand prix victory of the season, he nabbed pole position in heavy showers at Hockenheim.

Alonso has been hampered by poor cars as he did in his McLaren-Honda days, when a front row start was almost impossible due to the limitations of the package.

After another Indy 500 attempt, he finished second in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Fernando Alonso has made 155 grand prix starts since the front row starts since the 2012 German Grand Prix.

Alonso, 40, is the oldest driver to appear on the front row in F1 since 43-year-old Michael Schumacher was the second at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix.

What happened elsewhere?

Hamilton outqualified teammate George Russell for the first time in four races as the younger Briton tried a gamble on thin tyres towards the end of Q3.

In a run that would only last with Russell on pole or in the fence, Russell was the only driver to gamble on slicks but snuffed the barrier at Turn 2.

Mick Schumacher posted a best ever qualifying result in Formula One, finishing with a sixth place, ahead of his teammate Kevin Magnussen.

Sergio Perez crashed out in Q2, but avoided significant damage in the Red Bull, while Zhou Guanyu secured a first ever Q3 berth in his rookie season for Alfa Romeo, ending up P10.

In Montreal, an edge-of-the-seat qualifying session is shown. #CanadianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/22vKyxjFVk

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