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Fernando Alonso

personalia

Spanish
29 July 1981 (39)
Colin Davis (29 July 1933)

statistics

32 (10.1%)
97 (30.7%)
22 (7%)
2 (11.1%)
1st
18
316
315
1900 (6 points per race avg)
16875
1767 (10.5%)
22 (7%)
61 (19.3%)
2001 Australian Grand Prix
2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

about Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso Díaz audio (born 29 July 1981) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a double World Champion who is currently racing for McLaren-Honda. He is often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He took part in the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

Born in Oviedo, the capital of the autonomous region of Asturias, Alonso started in karting from the age of 3. He won three consecutive karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997, and he became world karting champion in 1996. He made his Formula One debut in the 2001 season with Minardi, and then moved to the Renault team as a test driver the next year. Starting in 2003 Alonso then became one of the main drivers of the team. On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion at the time. He joined McLaren in 2007, before returning to Renault for two seasons in 2008 and 2009.

For the 2010 season, he joined Scuderia Ferrari. Although Alonso did not reach his goal of winning a third title while at Ferrari he managed to finish runner up on three occasions (2010, 2012 and 2013) as well as winning eleven Grands Prix with the team and clearly beating his teammates for points in all five seasons. His strongest title challenges were in 2010 and 2012, finishing both seasons just adrift of title winner Sebastian Vettel. He left Ferrari at the end of the 2014 season, two years prior to the original expiry of his contract.

Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias, his place of birth, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Alonso also had become the youngest driver to win a pole position and Grand Prix respectively in the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, before both records were broken by Sebastian Vettel in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix. With his fourth-place finish in the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix, scoring his 1,571st career point, Alonso took over the record for most championship points in his career. However, the record has once again been broken by Sebastian Vettel at the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. As of May 2017, Alonso is the only Spanish driver to have won a Formula One Grand Prix and is the driver with the sixth highest number of Grand Prix wins, with 32.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Renault
2 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Renault
3 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Renault
4 2005 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Renault
5 2005 European Grand Prix round 7 Renault
6 2005 French Grand Prix round 10 Renault
7 2005 German Grand Prix round 12 Renault
8 2005 Chinese Grand Prix round 19 Renault
9 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix round 1 Renault
10 2006 Australian Grand Prix round 3 Renault
11 2006 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Renault
12 2006 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Renault
13 2006 British Grand Prix round 8 Renault
14 2006 Canadian Grand Prix round 9 Renault
15 2006 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Renault
16 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
17 2007 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
18 2007 European Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
19 2007 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
20 2008 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Renault
21 2008 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Renault
22 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
23 2010 German Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
24 2010 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
25 2010 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
26 2010 Korean Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
27 2011 British Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
28 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
29 2012 European Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
30 2012 German Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
31 2013 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
32 2013 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Renault
2 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Renault
3 2004 French Grand Prix round 10 Renault
4 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Renault
5 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Renault
6 2005 French Grand Prix round 10 Renault
7 2005 British Grand Prix round 11 Renault
8 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix round 17 Renault
9 2005 Chinese Grand Prix round 19 Renault
10 2006 European Grand Prix round 5 Renault
11 2006 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Renault
12 2006 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Renault
13 2006 British Grand Prix round 8 Renault
14 2006 Canadian Grand Prix round 9 Renault
15 2006 Chinese Grand Prix round 16 Renault
16 2007 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
17 2007 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
18 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Renault
19 2010 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
20 2010 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
21 2012 British Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
22 2012 German Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari

teams & teammates

season teammate
2001 Tarso Marques
Alex Yoong
Minardi compare 2001
2003 Jarno Trulli
Renault compare 2003
2004 Jarno Trulli
Jacques Villeneuve
Renault compare 2004
2005 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault compare 2005
2006 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault compare 2006
2007 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren compare 2007
2008 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault compare 2008
2009 Nelson Piquet Jr.
Romain Grosjean
Renault compare 2009
2010 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2010
2011 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2011
2012 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2012
2013 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2013
2014 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari compare 2014
2015 Jenson Button
Kevin Magnussen
McLaren compare 2015
2016 Jenson Button
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren compare 2016
2017 Stoffel Vandoorne
Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2017
2018 Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren compare 2018
2021 Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 Team compare 2021

news

After finishing ninth in final practice on Saturday morning at Imola, Alonso struggled throughout qualifying, scraping through Q1 before propping up the timesheets in Q2.<br>In his second qualifying session since returning to F1 after a two-year absence, Alonso finished four-tenths off a Q3 berth, setting an identical lap time to Williams’ Nicholas Latifi.<br>Alpine teammate Esteban Ocon was ...

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The two-time champion is returning to F1 this year after two seasons away, and was battling for points at the Bahrain Grand Prix before he had to retire because of brake problems.<br>But as he bids to get himself back up to speed, Alonso admits that there is much more to come from him than there is a need for Alpine to lift the performance of its A521.<br>Speaking ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand ...

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The two-time Formula 1 world champion wants to complete the famous Triple Crown of having won the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500.<br>Having notched up success at Monaco (2006 and 2007), and Le Mans (2018 and 2019), he is now only missing victory on the famous US oval – and has raced twice in the Brickyard event.<br>He led for several laps and was in contention for a strong ...

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The Spaniard had originally intended to release the story his life at the end of 2018, after his F1 career had originally appeared to have come to an end.<br>But with him carrying on competing in both WEC and the Dakar Rally before committing to an F1 return with Alpine this season, Alonso has said it did not make sense to go ahead with the original plan.<br>And having promised that the book would ...

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Alonso's return to F1 has teed up the thrilling prospect of a tough battle between the Spaniard and his young French teammate Ocon, who is in the final season of a two-year contract at the outfit.<br>With Alonso having a history of being ruthless in dealing with his teammates in the past, Alpine is well aware that it needs to be mindful of how their relationship develops. However, Alpine ...

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The two-time world champion took his first grand prix start since 2018 at Sakhir following two years competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Dakar rally among others.<br>Despite the long absence, Alonso made it into the top 10 in qualifying and was fighting for a point-scoring finish before a sandwich wrapper lodged into a brake duct forced him into retirement 32 laps into the ...

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The Spaniard was in the mix for a top 10 finish at the F1 season opener as he battled with McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari rivals over the early stages of the Sakhir race.<br>But just when it looked like he was on course to deliver points in his first race for Alpine, despite some minor battery problems, he began struggling with overheating brakes and he was forced in to the pits to ...

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After two years away from the sport, Alonso qualified ninth at Sakhir, taking full advantage of Pirelli's softer tyres in Q2 to book a place in the Q3 shootout.<br>Despite outqualifying teammate Esteban Ocon, who starts Sunday's curtain raiser in 16th after failing to survive Q1, Alonso said there is still "more to come" from him as the season progresses.<br>"I have to get better myself first of ...

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The two-time world champion rejoins the Alpine team he last drove for in its Renault guise in 2009 after announcing he would leave the McLaren team at the end of 2018 and take a sabbatical.<br>In the intervening period, Alonso has won the World Endurance Championship with Toyota, which included a second Le Mans 24 Hours victory, and prevailed in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's Daytona 24 ...

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Alonso will make his F1 comeback at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, returning to the grid after spending the last two seasons racing in IndyCar, the World Endurance Championship and the Dakar Rally.<br>The two-time F1 world champion is beginning his third stint with the Enstone-based operation, having raced for Renault between 2003-2006 and 2008-2009.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>'Pushy' Alonso a ...

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After two years away from the sport, Alonso decided to make an F1 comeback at the rebranded and overhauled Renault team to replace McLaren bound Daniel Ricciardo.<br>As part of his preparation, the Spaniard started visiting the factory and attending race weekends early on during the 2020 season, which showed his commitment to the team he won his two world championships with in 2005 and ...

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The Spaniard sustained the injury after being involved in a crash with a car while pre-season training near Lugano in Switzerland last month.<br>Having undergone a jaw operation at the time to repair the damage, Alonso revealed on the first day of pre-season testing that he will need a further visit to hospital after the end of the 2021 campaign.<br>"I don't expect any issues honestly," said ...

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Two-time world champion Alonso is coming out of retirement in 2021 to replace McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo at the Enstone outfit.<br>Despite Alonso's credentials, Alpine has stated that the Spaniard will not get number one status in the team and that his teammate Ocon will receive equal treatment.<br>"The drivers have to be as fast as possible and will clearly challenge each other," ...

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Two-time world champion Alonso is set to make his F1 comeback this year with Alpine, having not made a grand prix start since his final appearance for McLaren at the end of 2018.<br>Alonso's pre-season preparations were complicated after he was involved in a cycling accident while out on the roads in Switzerland last month.<br>The Spaniard required corrective surgery for an upper jaw fracture, but ...

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Two-time world champion Alonso is set to make his F1 comeback this year with Alpine after over two years away from the series.<br>The Spaniard was involved in a collision with a car while cycling on the road near Lugano in Switzerland earlier this month, leaving him with a fracture to his upper jaw that required surgery.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Alonso discharged from hospital after cycling ...

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Two-time F1 world champion Alonso was hit by a car while out cycling near Lugano in Switzerland last week, resulting in the Alpine driver being taken to hospital.<br>Initial examinations showed that Alonso had sustained a fracture to his upper jaw that required surgery, but doctors were pleased with how the procedure went, saying they completed a successful corrective operation.<br>After ...

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Two-time F1 world champion Alonso was involved in an accident whilst out riding on the outskirts of Lugano on Thursday around lunchtime, leaving the Spaniard hospitalised.<br>Alpine issued a statement on Thursday evening saying that Alonso was "conscious and well in himself", pending further examinations.<br>In an update issued by the team on Friday morning, Alpine confirmed that Alonso had ...

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According to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, two-time F1 world champion Alonso was hit by a car while out on a training ride near Lugano in Switzerland.<br>Alonso was taken to hospital following the accident, but is conscious and “well in himself” according to a statement from the Alpine F1 squad.<br>“Alpine F1 Team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road ...

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Alonso is returning to the sport next season with his old Renault team after a two-year absence, in which he won back-to-back editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours, made a second start in the Indianapolis 500 and competed in the Dakar Rally.<br>The two-time world champion has been thoroughly preparing for his comeback, traveling to several races with the Enstone team as a keen observer and testing both ...

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Ahead of Renault's final race before its rebrand as Alpine for 2021, F1 arranged a celebration of the French manufacturer by reuniting Fernando Alonso with his 2005 title-winning Renault R25.<br>Alonso completed runs in the car on all four days of the Abu Dhabi race weekend, with the V10 engine and light, agile nature of the car impressing much of the paddock.<br>Alonso said the test showed F1 ...

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Alonso topped the times in what was his first proper outing in this year’s Renault R.S.20, following a brief 100km filming day run in Barcelona on demo tyres.<br>The two-time world champion has also been conducting a programme with a 2018 car, also on demo tyres, which included a session in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago.<br>That run meant he was fully up to speed on the Yas Marina circuit from the ...

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The Spaniard, who is returning to F1 next season, had caused some controversy by being allowed to run at the test in spite of his vast experience.<br>Both he and Renault were eager to get the day's running under their belt though, as it was the only opportunity the double world champion had to run the 2020 car outside of a filming day he did at Barcelona earlier in the year.<br>During a qualifying ...

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The FIA gave drivers who did not race in 2020 permission to take part in a session that was originally intended for rookies.<br>Alonso will be joined at the test by fellow veterans Sebastien Buemi at Red Bull, and Robert Kubica at Alfa Romeo.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Who is driving in the Abu Dhabi F1 young driver test?<br><br><br>The decision to allow the former world champion to gain more ...

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Alonso has caused a buzz over the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend after running some demonstration laps in his 2005 title-winning Renault car.<br>The screaming sound of the V10 engine, allied to the nimbleness of the chassis, has drawn admiration from everyone in F1 – and reopened debate about whether or not the current cars deliver such thrills.<br>Ricciardo concurs that the R25 is an ...

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As part of a celebration of Renault's spell in F1, with the Enstone-based team being rebranded as Alpine in 2021, Alonso is showing off his 2005 title-winning R25 in Abu Dhabi.<br>With his high-speed laps grabbing attention on social media, and the whole pitlane turning out en masse to see his complete a run on Saturday, Alonso suggests that the agile, screaming V10-powered machine delivers a ...

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