He also ended a seven-year wait to return to the podium at the Qatar Grand Prix, which was surely the highlight of his season.
However, Alonso went in a different direction.
“First, Esteban’s victory,” Alonso told the Spanish edition of Motorsport.com.
“I know I didn’t win, but it still felt like an incredible moment for the team. Everyone was very happy and I was very proud of everyone at Alpine, so yeah…. the win in Hungary.