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Remembering F1's most recent super-sub

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When Fernando Alonso was injured in a horror crash during the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, his place was taken by reigning GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne in Bahrain. The Belgian's super-sub outing promised much, but it would ultimately stand as one of few highlights in a difficult F1 career

Formula 1 has a rich history of 'super-sub' drivers whose last-minute stand-ins displays paved the way for their careers in the sport.

Michael Schumacher's F1 career famously started with a late call-up to Jordan for the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix after Bertrand Gachot was incarcerated, while Sebastian Vettel's debut came as a stand-in for the injured Robert Kubica at Indianapolis in 2007.

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