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Fernando Alonso Biography

Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion who is currently racing for the Ferrari team. Former Minardi F1 driver Adrián Campos gave Alonso his first test in a race car in October 1998. Campos signed Alonso to race for him in the 1999 Spanish Euro Open MoviStar by Nissan series. Alonso took the championship by one point from championship rival Manuel Giao by winning and setting fastest lap at the last race of the season. The following season Alonso moved up to Formula 3000, which is often the final step for drivers before ascending to Formula One. Alonso joined Team Astromega and was the youngest driver in the series that year by eleven months. Alonso became the third-youngest driver ever to start a Formula One race when he made his debut with Minardi at the Australian Grand Prix. Alonso became a test driver for Renault in 2002 and did 1,642 laps of testing that year. The Spaniard then became the youngest driver to achieve a Formula One pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2003. On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion. In 2005, he was awarded with the Sports Prince of Asturias Award. Alonso won the first race of the 2006 season in Bahrain, overtaking Michael Schumacher after coming out of the pit lane with 18 laps left, after starting fourth. He joined McLaren in 2007, before returning to Renault for two seasons in 2008 and 2009, and in 2010, he joined Scuderia Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso Latest News & Articles

The McLaren Conondrum
The McLaren Conondrum
With 3 dismal years at the back of the grid, the next few weeks are crucial for McLaren.
F1 2017: Canadian Grand Prix Preview
F1 2017: Canadian Grand Prix Preview
After a disastrous result in Monaco, Mercedes will hope to push or possible outperform Ferrari at Canada.
Inside Line F1 Podcast (Season 2017, Episode 20) : Fernando Alonso, an inspiration for F1 drivers?
Inside Line F1 Podcast (Season 2017, Episode 20) : Fernando Alonso, an inspiration for F1 drivers?
Can the current and future generation of Formula 1 drivers seek inspiration from Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 bid?
Inside Line F1 Podcast Episode 19: Why Kimi Raikkonen will never race in the Indy 500
Inside Line F1 Podcast Episode 19: Why Kimi Raikkonen will never race in the Indy 500
Here's a humourous take on why Kimi Raikkonen won't participate in the Indianapolis 500 ever!
REPORTS: Jenson Button could return to F1 full-time
REPORTS: Jenson Button could return to F1 full-time
Button will drive in place of Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix next week with Alonso at the Indy 500.
Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: 5 reasons why Die Roten can pull off a miracle win at the Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: 5 reasons why Die Roten can pull off a miracle win at the Santiago Bernabeu
5 reasons why Bayern Munich can still beat Real Madrid tonight in the Champions League
5 things to look forward to at the 2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
5 things to look forward to at the 2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
Will Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel be able to continue their superb race pace at China this weekend?
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
He is one of the sport's greatest drivers but has been stuck at the back of the grid for the past three years.
5 things to watch out for in the 2017 F1 Season
5 things to watch out for in the 2017 F1 Season
New cars, young drivers and, finally, possible contenders to Mercedes Benz's crown.
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast: From T-Bone To T-Wing
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast: From T-Bone To T-Wing
Formula 1 should ban the 't-wing' and other extra aero bits just like it banned the 't-bone'. This & more in this week's episode.
Is F1 a dying sport?
Is F1 a dying sport?
Formula One fans are losing interest as Mercedes dominates on the track; empty grandstands in the world's richest sport.
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 02
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 02
2017's BIGGEST Formula 1 moment is here already. Come and laugh out loud as you tune in to the Inside Line F1 Podcast.
I support Real Madrid, but Lionel Messi is the world's best says Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso
I support Real Madrid, but Lionel Messi is the world's best says Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso has nothing but admiration for Barcelona star Lionel Messi
2016 Singapore GP Preview and Live Timings
2016 Singapore GP Preview and Live Timings
The Singapore GP starts this weekend and the championship tussle is fiercer than ever, now that Rosberg has cut Hamilton's lead to 2 points.
2016 F1 Belgian GP Preview and Live Timings information
2016 F1 Belgian GP Preview and Live Timings information
The summer break has provided a chance for the drivers and teams to rest and recharge before resuming the fight for both the championships
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