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Best of 2015: #PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe

"I need to be more prepared next time, take the phone and the sun-cream because it was hot out there!” Fernando Alonso joked after yet another setback
He may not have had many reasons to be cheerful in 2015, but Fernando Alonso proved there was a still a slither of humour to be had from his dismal return to the McLaren fold in 2015 when he inadvertently sparked a social media movement.

A day after an image of him sitting glumly beside his expired MP4-30 went viral during free practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, Alonso took it up a notch when the same thing happened during qualifying at Interlagos, finding a deckchair and enjoying a spot of sunbathing.

Eliciting a few chuckles amongst the viewing public, Alonso later joked that he wished he had brought some sun cream and his phone him.

Better still, Alonso's actions would spark a social media movement, with mock ups of 'that' image doing the rounds associated with the #PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe meme trending globally.

Even Ron Dennis claimed to have chuckled at some of the creative tweets...

Take a look back at a selection of the best. Got a favourite?

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14.11.2015 - Qualifying, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30
14.11.2015 - Qualifying, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30
14.11.2015 - Qualifying, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30
14.11.2015 - Qualifying, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30

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