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personalia

Spanish
29 July 1981 (41)
Colin Davis (29 July 1933)

statistics

32 (9.2%)
98 (28.1%)
22 (6.3%)
2 (10.5%)
1st
19
349
348
2021 (5.8 points per race avg)
19179
1769 (9.2%)
22 (6.3%)
64 (18.3%)
2001 Australian Grand Prix
2022 Hungarian 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, 2021, 2022,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event F1 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 F1 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
2021 Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 Team compare 2021
2022 Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 Team compare 2022

news

Alonso turned down the chance to extend his stay at Alpine by taking up an offer to join Aston Martin on a “multi-year” deal that takes him to at least the end of the 2024 season.
Heading into this season’s summer break, Alpine lies in fourth place in the world championship on 99 points, compared with the 20 logged by ninth-placed Aston Martin.
Szafnauer, who was team ...

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The Enstone-based squad had been on the verge of a fresh deal with the two-time world champion before the Spaniard made a shock call to join Aston Martin earlier this week.
One of the key factors at the heart of Alonso’s decision to move teams was that Aston Martin was willing to offer him a much longer-term commitment – which is believed to be as long as three years including ...

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Szafnauer believed his Enstone-based squad had been on the verge of signing Alonso to a fresh F1 contract as they neared the end of negotiations ahead of the summer break.
But despite being informed by Alonso on the Sunday night of the Hungarian Grand Prix that everything looked set to be sorted out by the lawyers, Szafnauer said he was shocked when he read Aston Martin’s announcement on ...

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Over the past couple of weeks, both Alonso and the top dogs at Alpine have expressed confidence things would be resolved quickly. Alonso said on Thursday he thought it would only take a 10-minute conversation to sort things out.
That bit was probably true. It may not have even taken 10 minutes for him to say: “Guys, I’m off.”
Make no bones about it: this is a huge, huge move in F1 ...

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As the F1 paddock packed down at the Hungaroring on Sunday night, all eyes at Alpine were on a bit of holiday over the summer break and what were anticipated to be some brief talks to secure a new contract with Alonso.
Team principal Otmar Szafnauer seemed relaxed as he concurred with Alonso’s remark from earlier in the weekend that it would probably take just 10 minutes to sort things ...

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The two-time F1 world champion will leave Alpine at the end of the season to join Aston Martin, acting as the latest bombshell in the F1 driver market.
Alonso will replace the retiring Sebastian Vettel, and opens up a seat with Alpine that looks set to be taken by Oscar Piastri.
Alonso said on Sunday after the Hungarian Grand Prix that he was confident his future would be sewn up by the time ...

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Helped by problems for Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton the A522s of Ocon and Alonso qualified fifth and sixth, separated by just 0.060s.
Alonso was ahead of Ocon on Friday and was second overall in the wet FP3 session. He was also faster than the Frenchman in both Q1 and Q2, taking third spot in the latter session.
The 41-year-old was thus disappointed to lose out to his ...

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Alonso's current two-year deal runs out at the end of this season, and the 2005 and 2006 F1 world champion looks set to extend his stay in grand prix racing for what could be his final contract - two decades on from his debut in 2001.
However, no final decision has been taken as Alpine also has to weigh up what is best to do with its highly rated reserve driver Oscar Piastri.
While 2021 ...

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McLaren and Alpine head into today's race at Paul Ricard tied on points for fourth place in the constructors' championship, with McLaren sitting ahead by virtue of its podium finish at Imola.
Alpine was hopeful of continuing its good form in France after its recent gains in the standings, only to struggle through practice on Friday and Saturday afternoon.
While Alonso made it through to Q3 ...

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Two-time F1 world champion Alonso enjoyed his first foray into sportscar racing in 2018, linking up with Toyota’s LMP1 programme to win Le Mans outright in 2018 and 2019, as well as the World Endurance Championship title.
Upon returning to F1 in 2021, Alonso dropped all other outside racing commitments, but has always been clear about his desire to return to Le Mans in the future.
Alpine ...

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Alpine is currently weighing up its driver options for next year as two-time world champion Alonso comes to the end of his contract, while reigning F2 champion and current reserve driver Piastri aims to step up to F1.
Piastri has been tipped to join Williams on loan for next year, replacing Nicholas Latifi, but Alpine is yet to make any announcement regarding the Australian’s future, leading ...

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Hamilton has the sixth-highest start count in F1 history and is poised to leapfrog Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button for fourth come the end of the 2022 campaign.
Ahead of his landmark race at Paul Ricard on Sunday, Hamilton has singled out current Alpine pilot Alonso as his toughest opponent - the Briton having made his F1 debut at McLaren in 2007 alongside Alonso, with the defending ...

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While the Enstone-based squad has made impressive gains this year, and is locked in a tight fight with McLaren for fourth place in the constructors' championship, Alonso is mindful about its longer-term ambitions.
And as teams weigh up whether to continue committing resources to developing their current challengers, or focus more efforts to next year's cars, Alonso suggests it would be a ...

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The two-time world champion has had some standout moments this year, including his near miss on pole position at the Australian Grand Prix and a front row start in Canada last month.
He also proved the growing competitiveness of his Alpine package as he charged from the back of the grid in Austria last weekend to challenge for a top-six slot before a wheel problem forced another pit ...

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The double world champion was forced to start Sunday's 71-lap grand prix from the back of the grid after his Alpine went into "full blackout" ahead of Saturday's sprint race, which he was due to start from ninth.
Alpine put Alonso on the hard tyre to begin with, which he used to coast into the top 10 as the medium runners around him made their first stops.
He made his first pitstop on lap 27 ...

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As the grid was vacated before the start, Alonso's car was left on the grid on its jacks with the tyre blankets still attached, as the team was frantically trying to solve a technical issue on the car.
But as the grid was led around for another formation lap due to Zhou Guanyu's engine shut-off, buying Alpine more time, Alonso didn't manage to start from the pitlane because his car failed to ...

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The Spaniard says he plans to seek clarification with F1's race director in the Friday night drivers' briefing at the Austrian Grand Prix after he felt competitors escaped punishments for actions that he has been sanctioned for this season.
As well as being "surprised" that Charles Leclerc escaped a penalty for what he felt was weaving down the straight, Alonso has also questioned the way that ...

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Two-time world champion Alonso returned to F1 in 2021 with Alpine after taking two years out of the championship to explore other racing interests in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Indy 500 and the Dakar Rally.
At 40, the Spaniard is the oldest driver on the grid, yet he has been clear in his ambition to keep racing beyond the end of this year when his current Alpine contract ...

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Alonso was a close observer of the spectacular battle in the final laps of the race between Leclerc, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton as the Ferrari driver tried to stay ahead on hard tyres against rivals on faster softs.
In the end Leclerc dropped back to fourth. He crossed the line just ahead of Alonso, who had jumped Lando Norris at the safety car pitstop sequence.
However, in the ...

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Alpine driver Alonso entered Saturday's qualifying session for the British Grand Prix looking to replicate his run to the front row of the grid in damp conditions in Canada two weeks ago.
After easing through Q1 and Q2, Alonso briefly went fastest at the start of Q3 by three seconds, but ultimately dropped to seventh in the final classification.
The Spaniard managed to cross the line with ...

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Having started from the front-row, Alonso was running seventh when he began to struggle with an engine issue and his speed was compromised on the straights in the closing stages, making him vulnerable to the chasing Bottas.
Ocon ahead allowed Alonso to catch him in order to give him DRS and help him stay clear of the Alfa Romeo driver.
The plan worked and Alonso crossed the line in seventh ...

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Alonso qualified second in the wet on Saturday in Montreal but in the race he slipped back to seventh on the road behind teammate Esteban Ocon.
Szafnauer believes that had Alonso not been hit by the issue, which compromised his straight-line performance from around Lap 20, he could have fought with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell for a place on the podium.
Alonso also lost out by making ...

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In the closing stages of the race Alonso was stuck behind Alpine teammate Esteban Ocon in seventh when he started feeling the pressure from Alfa Romeo driver Bottas behind.
With just over a lap of the 70-lap race remaining Alonso aggressively defended against the Finn by weaving on the long straight before the final chicane, which forced Bottas to back out of a potential move.
Alonso held on ...

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Alonso felt he had the pace to fend off the Mercedes drivers but ultimately he tumbled down to seventh from his second grid spot.
Alonso is under investigation for doing more than one change of direction while defending from Valtteri Bottas in the final stages of the race.
The Spaniard ran a very long opening stint from his second grid spot, but the strategy was compromised by a reduction in ...

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Alonso has been in fine form throughout F1’s return to Montreal for the first time since 2019 – not finishing outside the top five in any practice session (he topped the wet FP3 running) and then pipping fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz to second in qualifying after the Ferrari driver’s efforts to ace the final turns in Q3 went awry.  
Second in Montreal qualifying was Alonso’s best F1 ...

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