With the UEFA European Championship starting this weekend here is a reminder that F1 can beat some of the best in the world, after a team captained by Fernando Alonso defeated an All-Stars XI managed by Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri.

In a build-up event to the Monaco Grand Prix Alonso's team - including Max Verstappen, Felipe Massa, Carlos Sainz, Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto - romped to a 3-1 victory over an All-Stars XI managed by Leicester City boss Ranieri at Monaco's Stade Louis II.

Alonso scored a spectacular free-kick to prove he has the skills not just behind the wheel but also on the football pitch as he outshone a squad full of former professionals including ex-internationals Emmanuel Petit and William Gallas.

The friendly football match has become a traditional precursor to the Monaco Grand Prix weekend for two decades and this year's event demonstrated the F1 drivers could show the pros a thing or two.

If England's hopes in the Euros are uncertain manager Roy Hodgson could always call up reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

The Mercedes driver demonstrated his skills last year in a Sky Sports five-a-side special alongside Thierry Henry, Robert Pies, Jamie Redknapp and Sol Campbell.

F1 heads west for the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend (10-12 June) while the 2016 European Championship in France kicks off this Friday.

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