For Alonso, thoughts of what may be

Fernando Alonso clinched his first world crown on this day in 2005 when he triumphed in the Chinese Grand Prix, a win which also enabled Renault to secure the Constructors' title.

The milestone achievement has survived in the Spaniard's memory, but perhaps only as a distant memory until recently.

Alonso's return to F1 and to Renault next season with the invigorated Enstone team has instilled the 39-year-old veteran with a fresh mindset, but also with thoughts of what may be...