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Fernando Alonso

personalia

Spanish
29 July 1981 (39)
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.


source: Wikipedia

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

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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Abiteboul says Alonso has been determined to run as many miles as possible as he gets used to the team he last drove for in 2009.<br>He's already had a 100km filming day run in the current car in Barcelona, as well as four days in a 2018 model with demo tyres.<br>Next year all teams are restricted to just three days of testing with their 2021 cars, split between both drivers, making it tough for ...

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Renault’s success in persuading the FIA to allow veteran Fernando Alonso to run ahead of his grand prix return in 2021 prompted rival teams to request if they too could get approval for new drivers to run.<br>For while the test had originally been intended only for those who had not taken part in more than two grands prix, the FIA accepted that allowance should be made for anyone who had not ...

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Renault has successfully lobbied the FIA for Alonso to be allowed to take part in what was originally agreed to be a test solely for young drivers.<br>The one-off rule defining the test, introduced as part of cost-saving measures at the height of the lockdown earlier in the year, reads that drivers “must be in possession of an International A Licence; and unless otherwise approved by the ...

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As revealed yesterday, permission for Alonso to join the test was granted by the FIA after lobbying by Renault for the Spaniard to be allowed to participate.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car?<br>Alonso gets FIA approval to take part in Abu Dhabi test<br><br><br>Previously he has only had a 100kms filming day run in the current car, along with ...

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The door has been opened for the former world champion to take part by an FIA decision that has left some rival teams fuming, as they believe that the Enstone team will gain a clear advantage by running its future driver.<br>The Abu Dhabi test was originally supposed to be for 18-inch tyre mule cars, with all teams taking part as part of their preparations for 2021.<br>However with the rule ...

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In fact, by the time Alonso returns full-time with Renault in 2021 and lines up on the grid for the season-opener in Australia, he will have not gone any longer than 18 months without driving an F1 car - despite his sabbatical lasting almost three years.<br>Alonso tested McLaren’s 2019 car after that year’s Bahrain Grand Prix to give some feedback, and has been busy getting up to speed with ...

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Two-time world champion Alonso will return to F1 full time next year with Renault, having last raced in 2018 before quitting.<br>Alonso completed a short filming day in Renault's 2020 F1 car in Barcelona last month before undertaking a two-day test in the team's 2018 car in Bahrain last week.<br>The Spaniard will continue his preparations with another two-day test in the 2018 car, taking place ...

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Russell has routinely impressed since making his F1 debut in 2019 with Williams, never losing a qualifying head-to-head against a teammate across 34 grands prix.<br>It has previously led to comparisons between Russell and how two-time F1 world champion Alonso performed during the early part of his career for the backmarker Minardi squad in 2001.<br>In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of his F1 ...

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The Abu Dhabi test running was originally supposed to feature race drivers in mule cars sampling the new 18-inch tyres.<br>However after the technical regulation changes were postponed to 2022, the test was switched to a rookie format, and the 2020 sporting regulations adjusted to suit.<br>The rules clarify the format of the test thus: “An optional one day test, for the sole purpose of providing ...

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The Spaniard has fully immersed himself with preparations for his grand prix return in 2021 for Renault, having agreed a deal to replace Daniel Ricciardo.<br>He has already conducted a number of simulator sessions and completed a filming day run, limited to just 100 kilometres, in Renault’s current challenger at Barcelona in Spain earlier this month. He is also set to join the team trackside at ...

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With Alonso fired up over his return to Formula 1 next year, he has done some sessions in the Renault simulator in recent weeks to try to get himself more integrated with the Enstone-based squad.<br>And, with the Spaniard eager to keep tabs on how the team is progressing, Ocon says that Alonso’s input and willingness to help is welcome.<br>“I've seen how keen he is, and of course he has sent ...

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It was the former world champion's first F1 outing since a two-day test with McLaren in Bahrain in April 2019.<br>Alonso drove 100kms with this year's R.S.20 model in what was officially classed as a promotional event.<br>He conceded that it took time to readjust to the car's braking and cornering performance levels after his time away in other categories.<br>"It has been a very good day in ...

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On December 13-14th 2000 F3000 graduate Alonso ran at Barcelona alongside regular Benetton driver Giancarlo Fisichella, while Williams, Jaguar and Prost were also in action.<br>Other promising youngsters present included Andre Lotterer at Jaguar, and Oriol Servia at Prost. No one could have predicted at the time that Alonso would still be a Grand Prix driver 20 years later, and that his fellow ...

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Alonso will be able to complete 100km in the 2020-spec Renault car in what is officially classed as a filming or promotional day.<br>The Spaniard pointed out that the test comes 20 years after his first proper Formula 1 outing at the same venue, and with the same team, as he drove a Benetton-Playlife B200 for two days in Barcelona in December 2000 alongside regular driver Giancarlo Fisichella ...

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In a short tweet, accompanied with a video clip featuring the Spanish driver, Renault said: “It’s true [Alonso is testing]. Today. In Barcelona. At the wheel of the R.S.20.”<br>Two-time F1 champion Alonso will gain his initial on-circuit experience with the Renault package by running the current car for a filming or promotional day, with the usual 100km limit. The outing will be his first ...

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The former world champion is expected to drive the current car in what will be classed as a promotional or filming day, with 100kms of running allowed.<br>The team has not yet officially confirmed his Barcelona outing.<br>Asked after the Eifel GP if the test was happening, team boss Cyril Abiteboul said: "I'm sorry, I can't confirm or deny it."<br>A spokesperson for the Barcelona circuit told ...

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With the Spaniard having expressed an eagerness to get driving again ahead of his racing comeback in 2021, Renault has been evaluating what options it has to test him.<br>As Motorsport.com revealed last week, discussions are already underway with the FIA regarding whether or not the team can get permission to run Alonso in the post-season Abu Dhabi test.<br>But while that remains uncertain ...

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Two-time world champion Alonso will return to F1 next year with Renault after a two-year absence, marking his third stint with the Enstone team.<br>Alonso’s attention has shifted towards his F1 comeback after his latest appearance at the Indianapolis 500 in August, with the Spaniard making his first visit back at Renault’s factory this week.<br>Alonso underwent a seat fitting at Enstone for ...

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