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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

Ocon will be working with a new teammate next year after current partner Daniel Ricciardo announced in May he would be joining McLaren at the end of the season.<br>It has led to Alonso - who won both his F1 titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006 - to be linked with a return to the team, having walked away from the sport at the end of 2018 following a difficult four-season spell with McLaren.<br>When ...

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Graham Hill had got wind that his driving partner for the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hours wasn't best pleased about sharing his Matra with a 43-year-old whose star was fading. So the double Formula 1 world champion, ever the joker, tried to trick Henri Pescarolo.<br>It was Hill's first test for the French manufacturer, and he decided to play up to his teammate's expectations as he clambered aboard.<br>The ...

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Since leaving F1 at the end of 2018, Alonso has enjoyed success at Le Mans, heartbreak at Indianapolis and even tried his hand out in the Dakar Rally, one of the toughest races on the planet. But with new rules on the horizon and the Spaniard seemingly still one of the fastest drivers on the planet, could a return to F1 prove tempting enough for Alonso?<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Alonso claims 2021 ...

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Following confirmation of Daniel Ricciardo's move to McLaren for 2021, two-time world champion Alonso has been linked with a potential F1 comeback with Renault next year.<br>Alonso has not raced in F1 since the end of 2018, but recently said he knew "more or less" what his plans for 2021 looked like.<br>It would mark a third stint for Alonso at Renault, with whom he won both his F1 titles in 2005 ...

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Alonso's hopes of a much talked about comeback in 2021 have been boosted by the recent driver market shuffle, with a clear vacancy at Renault now that Daniel Ricciardo is on his way to McLaren.<br>But while the future of all F1's manufacturers cannot be guaranteed amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Renault is likely to set its sights on top-line talent if it gets the green light to ...

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Since making his most recent F1 appearance at the end of 2018, Alonso has raced in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Dakar Rally, and is due to enter this year’s Indianapolis 500 with McLaren SP.<br>The former McLaren, Ferrari and Renault F1 driver is still aiming to become only the second driver in history to win the ‘triple crown of motorsport’, requiring an Indy 500 ...

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I heard the ‘bang/thud’ combo from my seat in the press office, which was situated 100 yards or so from the pitlane exit of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.<br>The TV delay meant a delayed reaction of a couple of seconds, enough time to exchange glances with my Autosport colleague Jonathan Noble to mouth “what the hell was that?” and look back to the monitors in time to see Lewis Hamilton plough ...

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It was the first time that the two had fought so closely for a race victory all the way to the chequered flag, and Alonso’s superb win appeared to signal a changing of the guard.<br>We didn’t know it at the time but Imola was to be a rare high for a Ferrari team strangled by that year’s tyre regulations – Alonso’s main title opposition was to come from McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, who ...

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"It was a colourful narrative of locking wheels and dashed hopes, games of nerve both in the cockpit and on the pit wall."<br>So reads the description of the 2012 European Grand Prix in the 28 June issue of Autosport magazine that year. It was a race that had it all - from masterful domination undone by mechanical failure, to brave moves leading to good fortune, stupid passes ending in disaster ...

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The flamboyant Italian, who was boss at Renault at the time as well as Alonso's manager, says he was sceptical from the off about the situation his driver would find himself in.<br>Speaking to F1's Beyond the Grid podcast, Briatore said: "He went to McLaren and this I was not happy [with] because this was not Schumi to go to Ferrari. This was Fernando to go to McLaren, and for Fernando, McLaren ...

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The Spaniard infamously labelled Honda's engine - back then powering his McLaren - "embarrassing" and a "GP2 engine" during the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.<br>"It feels like GP2. Embarrassing. Very embarrassing," Alonso said on the radio to his engineer as he was overtaken by the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson.<br>That year was Honda's first since its return to F1, and the Japanese manufacturer ...

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In an exclusive interview with F1 Racing magazine, Alonso – Hamilton's teammate at McLaren in 2007 – was asked to assess his former rival's recent achievements.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>How Alonso plans to exploit Hamilton’s untested F1 weakness<br><br><br>Alonso, now a double Le Mans 24 Hours winner and World Endurance champion, has been out of F1 since the end of the 2018 season, and last ...

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The two-time world champion maintained ties with the Woking-based outfit last year after his most recent spell racing with it from 2015 to 2018.<br>In his ambassadorial role, Alonso kept close links with McLaren – helping advise the team's drivers and engineers as well as conducting a Pirelli tyre test in the 2019 car.<br>He was also a part of McLaren's efforts at last year's Indianapolis 500 ...

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Ferrari endured a run of headaches in 2019, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc clashing over slipstream assistance at Monza, team orders in Singapore and Russia, and then crashing into each other in Brazil.<br>Speaking ahead of the FIA Prize Gala in Paris, Alonso laughed off a suggestion that he had a reputation for being ‘self-centered’<br>“I think the reputation is always one thing ...

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Alonso walked away from F1 at the end of the 2018 season and has since wrapped up the World Endurance Championship title, added a second Le Mans 24 Hours victory, attempted to win the Indianapolis 500 and started preparations for his Dakar Rally debut.<br>However, he has continued to hint he may aim for a return to F1 in 2021, when sweeping new rules will be introduced and several top drivers are ...

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The Mercedes driver captured his latest crown with his runner-up position in Austin a fortnight ago, and he now stands just one title away from matching Michael Schumacher's all-time record of seven championships.<br>Having received a wealth of praise from many in F1 for his latest achievement, Hamilton says that he was especially touched by the way that some of his greatest rivals – like ...

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While Alonso has not had time to watch every grand prix since he quit F1 at the end of last season, the Spaniard has revealed that he likes to watch Verstappen’s progress when he does tune in.<br>Asked during a press conference in Buenos Aires about who he rates the best in F1, Alonso said: “There's a reason why the drivers in the series are up there. It is not by chance, it is because they ...

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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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