Gallery: A tour of Fernando Alonso's dazzling museum

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Fernando Alonso is an avid collector, but the two-time F1 world champion also likes sharing. And when you put the two together, you get the Alpine driver's fabulous museum located in Llanera, Asturias.

Alonso's own personal exhibits archive is open to the public, but this week, ahead of his home race in Barcelona, the Spaniard gave XPB's Laurent Charniaux, among others, a royal tour of the impressive gallery.

With more than 1.200 m² of exhibition space, the museum contains more than 300 pieces of Alonso’s personal collection of memorabilia.

From his first kart to his collection of race winning or notable cars, from his many overalls worn over the course of his career in motorsport to a stunning array of helmets - his own and dozens donated by his colleagues - and to an equally dazzling assemblage of trophies and silverware, the museum is a wonderful tribute to one of the greatest drivers in the history of F1.

Check out our selection of pictures from this week's tour.