Alonso grabs deckchair under Hungary podium, embraces the meme (VIDEO)

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Fernando Alonso rode into Formula 1’s summer break in style by recreating his iconic deckchair moment under the podium following the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Alonso charged to McLaren’s best result of the year by finishing sixth at the Hungaroring, lifting it to ninth in the constructors’ championship above Sauber.

A special piece of artwork depicting Alonso on a beach in a deckchair – reminiscent of his famous moment in qualifying for the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix – had been placed under the podium in parc ferme.

As the top three drivers took to the podium in Budapest, Alonso played his part in the ceremony by turning up and sitting on a lounger, embracing the meme that has defined his recent career.