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personalia

Spanish
29 July 1981 (36)
Colin Davis (29 July 1933)

statistics

32 (10.9%)
97 (33.1%)
22 (7.5%)
2 (12.5%)
1st
16
293
292
1849 (6.3 points per race avg)
15795
1767 (11.2%)
22 (7.5%)
54 (18.4%)
2001 Australian Grand Prix
2017 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,

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

news

The Spaniard, who was limited to just 29 laps on day one last year because of an oil leak, will be in the new Renault-powered car all day on February 26.His teammate Stoffel Vandoorne will take over driving duties on day two of the four-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya.McLaren will unveil its 2018 challenger to the public on February 23, three days before testing, in an online ...

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 Clearly, it isn't Mclaren alone who are swayed by Alonso's talent, power and fandom! Fernando Alonso's racing calendar for 2018 has gone viral. It seems that the Spaniard is trying to make up for all the racing laps he missed thanks to the Honda at the back of the Mclaren! Also, would we ever get to see an Alonso-Hamilton pairing at Mclaren? The sport and Mclaren are known to take ...

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As part of his quest to win the triple crown of motorsport, Alonso has agreed a deal with Toyota to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours and other WEC events alongside his programme with McLaren in F1.Speaking to media at McLaren's Woking factory, Brown stressed that Alonso was loaned to Toyota and that the Spaniard should be thought of as "a McLaren F1 driver first and foremost"."Fernando ...

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Norris, who will fulfil reserve driver duties for McLaren in F1 this year, won the European Formula 3 championship last year and will race in F2 for Carlin in 2018.When asked if he was essentially waiting for Alonso to retire to move up into a race seat, Norris said: "Obviously from that, I would say so, but I couldn't really say what they are thinking."I guess you have to wait for ...

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The series "Grand Prix Driver", which is narrated by Michael Douglas and produced by Manish Pandey, a BAFTA winner for his involvement in Senna, is being released on Amazon Prime from February 9.The four-part series follows the progress of McLaren during a particularly difficult build-up to the 2017 campaign, and climaxes with the disastrous pre-season test session at Barcelona when ...

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The Spaniard’s F1 season begins with the first four grands prix in Australia, Bahrain, China and Baku, before he makes his WEC debut at Spa on May 5.His most intense spell of the year will kick off from the Canadian Grand Prix on June 10, when he will undertake five consecutive weekends of F1 and WEC events, including Le Mans on June 16/17.At the end of the season, he also faces a ...

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Speaking at the media tour in Charlotte, ahead of his Daytona 24 Hours debut this weekend in the NASCAR-owned IMSA series, Alonso admitted he's a fan of watching the Daytona 500."It's a race that is definitely one of the best, most iconic in the world," he told Motorsport.com."On the other hand, NASCAR is a very unique series where the driving technique is apart."The traffic ...

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Contesting the famous race for the first time, Alonso led 27 laps in his McLaren-Andretti Autosport Honda before engine failure took him out of the fight for the lead in the closing stages.When asked by Motorsport.com if he had seen the livery for the upcoming campaign when speaking at a NASCAR media day, Alonso said: "No, not [seen it] yet – but we'll see."I'll be happy with any ...

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In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we also discuss Kimi Raikkonen's social media entry and the chances that this led to Lewis Hamilton's exit! In the American drivers vs. Haas F1 Team debate, there's no prizes for guessing whose side we are on. And since we're talking of prizes, we'll definitely write to the World Rally Championship to claim ours. Tune in!(Season ...

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After its abject first season back with Honda in 2015, McLaren improved from ninth to sixth in the '16 constructors' championship and hopes of further progress this year were high.But Honda's new engine concept proved a retrograde step in both performance and reliability terms.Boullier admitted that realisation hit Alonso hard."As a competitor, he is making his mental preparation ...

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Hamilton's junior career was supported by McLaren, and he drove for it in F1 from 2007-2012 before leaving for Mercedes.Though Alonso and Hamilton's time as McLaren teammates in 2007 was famously tempestuous, their relationship has improved.The pair battled for ninth at the end of this year's Mexican Grand Prix as Hamilton recovered from first-lap damage, and the 2017 world champion ...

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Massa can be seen with a green-coloured helmet to celebrate his final Formula 1 race. Designed by Jens Munser studio, the helmet has "2002-2017" inscribed, referring to the 16 years he spent in Formula 1.Having clinched his fourth title in Mexico, Hamilton has adopted a gold helmet for this weekend, while Fernando Alonso's running metallic colours on his helmet, which will glow bright

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The two-time world champion has formed a partnership with McLaren sponsor Logitech to expand into the gaming world – with ambitions set on his outfit becoming the best in the worldThe team, which will be called FA Racing G2 Logitech G, will compete in a host of top-line series both in F1 sim racing and other online categories.  ...

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McLaren driver Alonso spent a big part of the race behind the Mercedes-powered Williams of Felipe Massa but, despite appearing faster on the corners, the Spaniard was unable to pass the Brazilian on the straights due to his lack of top speed.Alonso reckons his rivals were around 50km/h quicker when running behind him with DRS enabled.The two-time champion labeled Honda's lack of ...

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Alonso is tipped to join Toyota for next week's WEC rookie test in Bahrain, as discussions continue regarding a potential assault with the Japanese manufacturer on next year's 24 hours race at Le Mans.There have been suggestions that in a bid to prepare himself better for Le Mans, Alonso could take part in several WEC events – as they do not clash with F1 races in the early part of ...

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McLaren has endured a disappointing third F1 season in partnership with Honda, suffering a lack of power, reliability and results that leave it languishing ninth in the constructors’ championship with two races to go.Successful aerodynamic development of its 2017 chassis has left McLaren feeling it is close to matching Red Bull on certain circuits and “giggling” wit ...

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Alonso will share one of United Autosport's Ligier JSP217 prototypes with European Formula 3 champion Lando Norris and Phil Hanson for his debut in the event.It was recently announced Alonso would stay with McLaren next season, while Norris has been confirmed as the team's reserve driver for 2018.When asked if McLaren will be using the rare opportunity to benchmark Norris against ...

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The Spaniard, who will follow up his Indianapolis 500 adventure by contesting the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona with Zak Brown’s United Autosport’s team, has reiterated that he want to demonstrate his talent by being successful outside F1. “I want to be the best driver in the world,” he said. “And to do that you need to compete in different series, you need to win in different cars, and ...

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Steiner went to talk to F1 race director Charlie Whiting immediately after the Mexican GP to try to understand why his driver Romain Grosjean was penalised for cutting a corner, while Fernando Alonso was let off for later hitting him."I've spoken to Charlie and we've had some constructive discussions," said Steiner. "My biggest thing is the technicalities of what is wrong and what is ...

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Hamilton had been embroiled in a close fight at the top of the standings with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel for much of the year - but as Vettel's championship challenge unravelled in the end, the Briton romped to his fourth world title, sealing it at the Mexican Grand Prix with two races to spare.Alonso feels that Hamilton did not have a particularly hard time en route to becoming ...

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The Spaniard finished Q1 in fifth position after setting the quickest time in the middle sector, before deciding against posting a laptime in Q2 to save tyres.Alonso is to start from the back of the grid after receiving a 20-place grid penalty for an engine change.The McLaren driver hailed the Mexico weekend as the best for his team so far, but made it clear all the progress was ...

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Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will drop 20 and 35 places respectively after their Formula 1 engine component changes were confirmed.Honda had planned to make changes on both cars for Mexico, where it expects to struggle, in favour of fresher elements for the final two races of the season in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.Alonso will take his ninth internal combustion engine ...

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Although the size of the penalties has yet to be confirmed, both men implied that they are changing all power unit components, which will mean 35 places.McLaren sees Brazil and Abu Dhabi as more favourable venues than Mexico, and is trying to complete those weekend without further penalties."Unfortunately I think we'll have to change the engine again, so we will start at the back," ...

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The United States Grand Prix may not have delivered any points for McLaren Honda, but I had many reasons to leave Austin very happy with the weekend.First about my own race performance, after a pretty decent charge from the back of the grid to finish 12th. And secondly, about some encouraging car developments that will carry us forward into 2018 and show the progress we are ...

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The double world champion was running inside the top 10 when he reported a loss of power - later diagnosed as an MGU-H problem - and was recalled to the pits to retire the car.Honda had an updated engine ready for Austin, but only Stoffel Vandoorne ran it as he required an engine change because of high mileage on his previous unit and therefore would have had to take a penalty ...

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