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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%)
0 (0%)
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

Renault tweeted an image of Alonso, wearing Renault clothing for the first time since he signed up for the 2021 following a two-season absence from F1. He was pictured with Renault's chief race engineer Ciaron Pilbeam.<br> <br>Alonso himself then tweeted: "An incredible thrill to go back to the factory. I came to Renault in 2002, when I was 21 years old, I know every corner of this place ...

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The French car manufacturer's increased competitiveness this year has led to growing interest from Alonso in the team's progress, and a belief that his return next year could deliver more than originally hoped.<br>In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul said that Alonso's hunger had ramped up the team's desire to get him out in its current ...

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Last month Renault announced that in 2021 Alonso will rejoin the team with which he won the world championship in 2005 and 2006.<br>Alonso began his third attempt at the Brickyard classic this week, and in Thursday's practice session he had a heavy accident at Turn 4 which necessitated an extensive overnight rebuild of his Arrow McLaren SP car.<br>He still finished the day in eighth place, and the ...

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Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time world champion Alonso would be returning to the team next year, having walked away from F1 at the end of 2018. <br>Alonso will be 40 by the time he begins his comeback season in F1, provisionally making him the second-oldest driver on the grid behind Kimi Raikkonen, who is yet to confirm his future plans. Hamilton, 35, said the added experience ...

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Alonso's F1 comeback with Renault in 2021 was confirmed on Wednesday, with the Spaniard replacing Daniel Ricciardo as Ocon's teammate.<br>Ocon has revealed that within hours of Alonso's deal being announced, the double world champion was in touch with him.<br>Asked for his views on Alonso's signing, Ocon said: "He's very, very motivated. I had him on the text yesterday, and he's very keen to come ...

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Alonso has returned to the team with which he grew up, made his name, and won the world championship. It's a great story. Is there a chance that Vettel could follow suit and go back to his spiritual home at Red Bull?<br>It's an obvious choice, of course, and one that Christian Horner and Helmut Marko have been playing down since Vettel's departure from Ferrari was first announced.<br>It's totally ...

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The French car manufacturer has signed a two-year deal with the Spaniard that will see him enjoy his third spell with the team that brought him his two championship titles.<br>But while Alonso earned a reputation in his career for venting frustrations in public if things did not go his way, Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul believes his driver is a totally different character ...

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At 39, Alonso will be one of the oldest drivers on the grid, but has title-winning experience and the kind of winning mentality Renault will hope can invigorate its F1 programme in the next two years. <br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Fernando Alonso signs with Renault F1 team for 2021 season<br>Alonso: Renault gives me chance to "return to highest level"<br>Renault not planning 2020 F1 practice ...

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Renault Sport Academy members Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard are both racing in F2 this year, and Abiteboul confirmed that the original plan was to potentially promote one of them as early as 2021.<br>However he insisted that the late start to the season and thus the loss of the opportunity to judge their progress contributed to the decision to go for experience.<br>Esteban Ocon remains ...

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Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time F1 world champion Alonso would be returning to the team next year, ending a two-season break from the sport for the Spaniard.<br>Alonso made his last grand prix appearance at the end of 2018 with McLaren, and has since focused on events outside of F1 in IndyCar, WEC and the Dakar Rally.<br>Alonso’s most recent F1 running came during a test with ...

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Ferrari announced in May that it is parting ways with Sebastian Vettel after the 2020 season, six years after beginning a partnership that was supposed to replicate the kind of success the Scuderia enjoyed with Michael Schumacher at the turn of the millennium. <br>Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto explained that Vettel had been the outfit’s “first choice” until the beginning of the ...

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Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time F1 world champion Alonso would be returning to the team in 2021, marking his comeback to F1.<br>Alonso won both of his world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006, and will re-join for his third stint with the team, the most recent ending in 2009.<br>Since leaving McLaren at the end of 2018, Alonso had long-stated that he would only entertain a potential ...

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The Spaniard, who won his only world titles for Renault in 2005 and 2006, last raced in F1 at the end of 2018 when he decided that F1 was no longer an attractive option for him.<br>Alonso will take the place of Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who has signed to join McLaren as replacement for the Ferrari-bound Carlos Sainz.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Renault did not confirm the exact ...

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Alonso, 38, will replace McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo at the team and partner Esteban Ocon from the 2021 season.<br>Alonso raced for Renault in 2003-2006 and again in 2008-’9, winning the world championship in the last two seasons of his first stint. <br>The Spaniard, who made his most recent grand prix start with McLaren in 2018, will turn 40 in July of 2021. He will contest this ...

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Reports emerging out of Spain on Thursday suggested that Alonso had all but agreed a deal to race for Renault in 2020 and would take Ricciardo's seat imminently<br>But responding to a fan comment asking if he was teasing people when referencing his preparations for August's Indy 500 in the wake of the report of him racing for Renault, Alonso suggested that it was not him who had stirred things ...

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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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