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personalia

Spanish
29 July 1981 (37)
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 Hungaroring round 13 Renault
2 2005 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Renault
3 2005 Bahrain International Circuit round 3 Renault
4 2005 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 4 Renault
5 2005 Nürburgring round 7 Renault
6 2005 Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours round 10 Renault
7 2005 Hockenheimring round 12 Renault
8 2005 Shanghai International Circuit round 19 Renault
9 2006 Bahrain International Circuit round 1 Renault
10 2006 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 3 Renault
11 2006 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 6 Renault
12 2006 Circuit de Monaco round 7 Renault
13 2006 Silverstone Circuit round 8 Renault
14 2006 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 9 Renault
15 2006 Suzuka Circuit round 17 Renault
16 2007 Sepang International Circuit round 2 McLaren
17 2007 Circuit de Monaco round 5 McLaren
18 2007 Nürburgring round 10 McLaren
19 2007 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 McLaren
20 2008 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 15 Renault
21 2008 Fuji Speedway round 16 Renault
22 2010 Bahrain International Circuit round 1 Ferrari
23 2010 Hockenheimring round 11 Ferrari
24 2010 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 14 Ferrari
25 2010 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 15 Ferrari
26 2010 Korean International Circuit round 17 Ferrari
27 2011 Silverstone Circuit round 9 Ferrari
28 2012 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Ferrari
29 2012 Valencia Street Circuit round 8 Ferrari
30 2012 Hockenheimring round 10 Ferrari
31 2013 Shanghai International Circuit round 3 Ferrari
32 2013 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2003 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Renault
2 2003 Hungaroring round 13 Renault
3 2004 Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours round 10 Renault
4 2005 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Renault
5 2005 Bahrain International Circuit round 3 Renault
6 2005 Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours round 10 Renault
7 2005 Silverstone Circuit round 11 Renault
8 2005 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 17 Renault
9 2005 Shanghai International Circuit round 19 Renault
10 2006 Nürburgring round 5 Renault
11 2006 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 6 Renault
12 2006 Circuit de Monaco round 7 Renault
13 2006 Silverstone Circuit round 8 Renault
14 2006 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 9 Renault
15 2006 Shanghai International Circuit round 16 Renault
16 2007 Circuit de Monaco round 5 McLaren
17 2007 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 McLaren
18 2009 Hungaroring round 10 Renault
19 2010 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 14 Ferrari
20 2010 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 15 Ferrari
21 2012 Silverstone Circuit round 9 Ferrari
22 2012 Hockenheimring 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

Alonso made a surprise return to the cockpit of an F1 car in Bahrain on Monday, just 17 hours on from his farewell in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as part of a promotional day swapping cars with seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. The two-time F1 champion drove a 2013 Mercedes-powered McLaren after a last-minute request and compared the experience to the current sound of the V6 ...

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Two-time F1 world champion Alonso got behind the wheel of Johnson's NASCAR Cup car, as the American drove a 2013 McLaren MP4-28 powered by a Mercedes V8 engine. Alonso initially drove the F1 car for a few laps to set a benchmark time of 1m40.204s before switching to the NASCAR car. Johnson managed to post a 1m40.462s during his run, just over two tenths shy of the Spaniard's ...

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With Alonso prompting an early change to the day's programme when he asked for a brief run in the 2013 Mercedes-powered MP4-28 in the morning, Johnson was swiftly put out on track for his first F1 experience. Having originally intended to do a five-lap stint, his first run was cut short when he experienced his helmet lifting off on the straights. Read Also: Gallery: Alonso and ...

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The Spaniard had waved goodbye to his career as an official F1 driver at the Yas Marina on Sunday night, with one of his final major commitments for McLaren this year being a promotional day with seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in Bahrain. Alonso is scheduled to drive Johnson’s NASCAR car, while Johnson will get his first Formula 1 test in a 2013 Mercedes-powered ...

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Trying to catch Kevin Magnussen for 10th place in what is currently poised to be his farewell F1 appearance, Alonso cut the track in Turns 8 and 9 on three occasions - with the notification of the offences timed at 18:47, 18:51 and 18:52 local. Each time the stewards added five seconds to his race time, and gave him a penalty point on his licence. In the end the total of 15 seconds total did ...

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Alonso will sample Jimmie Johnson’s 2018 road course Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, last used at the Charlotte “roval” event in September. Johnson will be at the wheel of a Mercedes V8-powered McLaren, having spent time in the team’s simulator in Woking last week. “It’s pure fun right now,” said Alonso of his NASCAR run. “But I cannot say 100% that I will not enjoy that much ...

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The two-time world champion is racing in F1 for the last time this weekend - for the time being at least - after having announced his decision to leave the sport earlier this year. Plans to pay tribute to the Spaniard have included a special car livery, overalls and a new helmet design. A farewell photo with all McLaren team members wearing commemorative T-shirts is scheduled for Sunday ...

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The two-time world champion will start his final F1 race this weekend in Abu Dhabi, and currently has the remainder of the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship and a second attempt at the Indianapolis 500 in his plans for next year. But McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown believes the team "will have a hard time keeping him away", and added he would be open to letting Alonso drive next year's F1 ...

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Since announcing that he won't race for McLaren in 2019, Alonso has always maintained that he hasn't completely ruled out an eventual return to F1 if the right circumstances came about. For the time being, his focus for next season is on the Indy 500 and the remaining three races in his WEC Toyota contract. "Right now, it is difficult to think about coming back," he said on the eve of his ...

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Alonso announced earlier this year he will not race in F1 next year, and McLaren revealed on Wednesday it will mark his final grand prix weekend with a special car colour scheme. The two-time world champion followed that up on Thursday in Abu Dhabi by revealing a crash helmet design that is split down the middle. Alonso's original 2001 design, used for his debut campaign with Minardi ...

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The two-time world champion wants to expand his programme beyond his existing commitments after he drops out of F1 in what is officially being billed as a sabbatical from the pinnacle of the sport. He is currently scheduled to compete in the remaining rounds of the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship superseason with Toyota – Sebring, Spa and the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours – and to return to ...

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Alonso announced earlier this year he will not race in F1 in 2019, and the Spaniard will race in a special colour scheme to mark the occasion of his final race with McLaren. The colours of his helmet - blue, yellow and red - have been incorporated into the Woking-based team's largely orange livery on the engine cover, along with a special 'FA' logo that can be seen in front of the cockpit and ...

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The pair were also given five-second time penalties. Alonso's was awarded during the race, and demoted him from 16th to 17th. Vandoorne's penalty was only decided after a post-race hearing in which an incident where he blocked eighth-place finisher Romain Grosjean's Haas while battling with Lance Stroll was discussed. The penalty will drop Vandoorne from 14th to 15th, elevating Esteban ...

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Fernando Alonso, who is at Interlagos for the penultimate race on the F1 schedule in Brazil, took part in a press conference Friday at Phoenix via Skype as both drivers discussed their upcoming ride swap at Bahrain. “I will probably have the best information coming from Jimmie as I said and some tips and recommendations with the team,” Alonso said. “So, yeah, I’m really curious ...

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Johnson and Alonso first met back in January in Charlotte, N.C, during the annual NASCAR Media Tour. Alonso was taking part in the event as part of an IMSA press conference of drivers participating in the upcoming 24 Hours of Daytona. “We met there, traded up numbers, stayed in touch,” Johnson, 43, said Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. “It wasn’t long after that and he may have even ...

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In a teaser video released Friday, Formula One driver Fernando Alonso and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Jimmie Johnson announced they would be taking part in a car swap on Nov. 26 at the Bahrain International Circuit, one day after the 2018 F1 season finale at Abu Dhabi. It will be a very extensive exercise, involving not only Johnson, but also members of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports ...

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Hamilton and Alonso endured an intense season as McLaren teammates in 2007, with their sometimes fractious relationship creating internal friction at the outfit. They are viewed as the team leading drivers of their generation but Alonso's career path with Renault and Ferrari after McLaren meant the pair would never enjoy a season-long fight for the title again. Hamilton says the fact that ...

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The Spaniard had his time in Q1 deleted for leaving the track at Turn 11 on his first run in qualifying – even though he had only done so to avoid causing a crash and had gained no advantage. While that decision put him on the back foot, he says he prefers it when the rules are clear – as they were at the recent Fuji WEC round when his car lost pole position for abusing track ...

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Alonso qualified in 12th position, his best qualifying result since the Singapore Grand Prix, splitting the Force Indias of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez. Although delighted with the result, the Spaniard admitted he was left with a "bittersweet taste" about his lap. "It was one of those days when I finished the lap and thought it was a shame because it wasn't a good lap," said Alonso. "I ...

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Alonso was responding to comments from his friend and 2019 McLaren replacement Carlos Sainz, who said on Thursday that the sport should take note of the fact that there was no seat for Alonso. "The fact that he's leaving is a big loss for F1," said the Renault driver. "It is something for F1 and for everyone to consider - why one of the best drivers is leaving and why we cannot have a bit ...

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The 37-year-old two-time F1 champion will not be on the grid next year, and while he has left the door open for a return, he has also stated he's treating his departure as a “goodbye” to grand prix racing. Alonso has endured a difficult time in F1 since re-joining McLaren four years ago, and with wins and podiums out of reach the Spaniard has often struggled to hide his frustration at the ...

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F1 is developing several different onboard camera ideas and wants to introduce a shot that gives viewers a better view of what drivers can see from their crash helmets. These developments are ongoing but include the possibility of two-time world champion Alonso, who is leaving F1 at the end of the season, trialling a new camera before the end of the season. Alonso’s crash helmet supplier ...

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