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Fernando Alonso

personalia

Spanish
29 July 1981 (38)
Colin Davis (29 July 1933)

statistics

32 (10.2%)
97 (30.9%)
22 (7%)
2 (11.8%)
1st
17
314
313
1899 (6 points per race avg)
16780
1767 ) (10.5%)
22 (7%)
60 (19.1%)
2001 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Abu Dhabi 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.


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seasons

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

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

news

The two-time world champion left the sport at the end of last year, citing the top teams' dominance and the predictability of the races as the main reasons for his decision.<br>Since then Alonso has focused on endurance racing and the Indianapolis 500, which he failed to qualify for this year.<br>The Spaniard is also working with Toyota ahead of a possible assault on the Dakar Rally.<br>With a ...

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Norris hurt his foot while running over the summer break, and had to wear a boot brace to help his recovery. In the end, the pain subsided and he was given the all clear for Belgium last weekend.<br>While McLaren has called on Sergey Sirotkin as an emergency replacement for race weekend dramas, its team principal Andreas Seidl says that other options – including Alonso – would have been ...

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The Spaniard is currently free of racing commitments, with his failed Indianapolis 500 assault with McLaren and tenure with Toyota in the FIA World Endurance Championship having now finished.<br>Amid uncertainty about the future of Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, recent speculation has linked Alonso with a potential return there next year – and sources have suggested the Spaniard's representatives ...

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Carlos Sainz and F1 rookie Lando Norris formed an all-new McLaren pairing this season following Alonso’s decision to walk away from F1 and the exit of Stoffel Vandoorne, who struggled alongside Alonso and has found refuge in Formula E with a Mercedes deal. <br>Alonso left the door open to a return to F1 if he had a competitive option but that will not be with McLaren in 2020 because the Woking ...

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With a host of top drivers locked in to contracts that take them up to 2021, F1 had initially look set for a more stable time.<br>But nothing stays still in F1 for long, and as the mid-season approaches, the paddock rumour mill has already got into gear as teams and drivers manoeuvre themselves for 2020.<br>One of the most fascinating aspects this year though is that the driver market does not ...

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Although both drivers endured frustrations with McLaren's lack of competitiveness over recent years, Seidl thinks that the job they did in steering the team down the right development path has been hugely important.<br>But even Seidl said that he could never have expected McLaren to have made as swift progress as it has, with the Woking-based outfit tightening its grip as the 'best of the rest' ...

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The Spaniard has an ongoing relationship with McLaren as an ambassador, and conducted a Pirelli tyre test for the team in Bahrain earlier in the year.<br>But despite his availability now his Indy 500 project has finished and he has signed off from WEC, McLaren is clear that it is not considering slotting Alonso in for either a Friday run or a future tyre test.<br><br>More F1 ...

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Last year, the two-time world champion won the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside his farewell F1 season, and has added Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring World Endurance Championship victories to his CV since walking away from grand prix racing.<br>Alonso, who is preparing for his second attempt at the Indianapolis 500 next month, has also tested Toyota's Dakar machine.<br>Despite previously ruling out ...

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McLaren has exceeded the expectations of its full-time drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz in the opening two grands prix of the season, with Norris qualifying inside the top 10 for both races and finishing sixth in Bahrain last weekend. <br>Sainz battled with the Red Bull of Max Verstappen early in that grand prix, having previously described its top-10 qualifying pace as “unthinkable” ...

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Alonso will get back behind the wheel of a contemporary McLaren this week in the post-race Bahrain GP test, but insists it is not part of a plan to return to the grid in 2020. <br>The two-time world champion, who stepped away from F1 for this season, said “coming back is not in the plan”, although admitted that “if something happened and a great opportunity arrives, I probably will ...

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The Spaniard will have his first taste of a 2019 F1 car next week when he joins McLaren for the post Bahrain GP Pirelli tyre test.<br>While his early return to F1 action has prompted talk that he could be lining up for a comeback, the two-time world champion has insisted that his plans for the future remain very open and he is not especially eager for it.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com if the test was ...

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The two-time world champion walked away from grand prix racing at the end of the 2018 season but has become a McLaren ambassador and adviser for 2019. <br>In announcing his new role, the team said he would drive the 2019 car to further its development for this year and 2020. <br>McLaren has now confirmed that Alonso will drive in next week’s test at the Bahrain circuit. <br>Alonso will drive on ...

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Alonso raced for Ferrari from 2010 to 2014 and finished runner-up on two occasions but was repeatedly frustrated as the team was outgunned by Red Bull and then Mercedes.<br>Montezemolo was in charge at Ferrari until shortly before Alonso's own exit and while he believes<br>Alonso was unlucky to race for Ferrari when it was less competitive, he says the Spaniard was not the same personality as the ...

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Formula1.com's story quotes di Montezemolo from an upcoming podcast, and states him as saying: “He was Alonso, not Alonso-Ferrari. When he wins, he’s happy. When he doesn’t win, it’s the problem of the team, he’s unhappy.”<br>But following F1.com’s tweet about the quote, Alonso fired back with a reply of his own…<br> <br>Alonso drove for Ferrari for five years from 2010-14, twice ...

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Alonso joined the Woking team for the second week of pre-season testing in Barcelona, following the progress of the new MCL34 with which McLaren will compete in 2019.<br>Team drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have topped a day of testing each, although the latter made it clear he doesn't believe McLaren is in a position to challenge near the front yet.<br>Although two-time champion Alonso has ...

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Having won the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of January, Alonso's main focus now is on winning the Indy 500 in May and becoming FIA World Endurance champion with Toyota.<br>While there have been suggestions that Alonso could try his hand at some other categories – like the Dakar Rally or NASCAR – the McLaren ambassador says he is pretty happy not adding too much more to his schedule this ...

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Although Alonso and McLaren were in talks about the Spaniard driving the 2019 car, it will be race drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris who will complete all of the team's winter testing before the first race.<br>As part of his new ambassador role announced on Wednesday, Alonso will drive in "selected tests" during the year as he helps McLaren with the development of both the MCL34 and next ...

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Alonso stepped down from grand prix racing after the 2018 season but has been handed an ambassadorial role with McLaren that will include driving its 2019 car this year. <br>He will dovetail that development work with another bid to win the Indianapolis 500, and the conclusion of his 2018/19 WEC campaign with Toyota.<br>Asked what he will get out of his McLaren role, Alonso said: “At the ...

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The two-time world champion rejoined McLaren in 2015 but opted to step away from grand prix racing for 2019 following years of uncompetitive machinery, and an urge to compete elsewhere.<br>Alonso had already been confirmed to race for McLaren in this year's Indianapolis 500, but his much-speculated involvement in the F1 team's testing programme has now been firmed up as well.<br>He will drive at ...

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The Woking team signed Formula 2 racer Sergio Sette Camara as a reserve driver at the end of 2018, but the Brazilian is not yet eligible for a superlicence as he does not have enough points and could not race in case the team needs a replacement.<br>Fellow McLaren junior Nyck de Vries does have enough points for a superlicence, but the team hasn't specified a role for the Dutchman.<br>Two-time ...

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Alonso elected to step away from F1 for 2019 in the wake of a disappointing campaign last year where McLaren did not make the progress he had hoped for.<br>With McLaren having signed youngster Carlos Sainz and rookie Lando Norris, it is aware that neither of its drivers has enjoyed the kind of success its previous team leader had.<br>But McLaren CEO Zak Brown has faith that the duo are capable of ...

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Renault's move for Ricciardo last summer was one of the shocks of the year, as the Australian elected to join the French car manufacturer rather than stick with Red Bull.<br>Reflecting on the signing of Ricciardo, Abiteboul said that the way his team's factories in England and France reacted to the news harked back to the French car manufacturer's glory years with Alonso in 2005 and 2006.<br>"It ...

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Did he quit or was he pushed out? That was the question is everyone's mind since Fernando Alonso announced his retirement from F1 at the end of the 2018 season.<br>Following 17 seasons in grand prix racing, the two-time world champion decided to put an end - for now at least - to his F1 career after year another season that failed to deliver what he had hoped for since rejoining McLaren for the ...

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