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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso
Team Ferrari
Nationality Spanish
Podiums 97
Points 1747
Grands Prix entered 233
World Championships 2
Highest race finish 1 (x32)
Highest grid position 1 (x22)
Date of Birth 29/07/1981
Place of Birth Oviedo
Fernando Alonso FERNANDO ALONSO
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, 12 May 2013

2013

Early season blighted by inconsistency, but fine wins in China and Spain plus seven further podiums mean he finishes a clear, albeit distant, second overall to Red Bull's all-conquering Sebastian Vettel - despite the Ferrari being not even the second-best car.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F2012.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 29 July 2012

2012

Despite the F2012's difficult beginnings, drives immaculately to score superb wins in Malaysia, Valencia and Germany and take healthy championship lead into the summer break. Ultimately loses out to resurgent Vettel, but pushes title race to final round.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6,  Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday, 26 May 2011

2011

Outdrives a car clearly inferior to Red Bull and McLaren opposition to score one win and nine podiums, crushing team mate Felipe Massa in the process. Misses out on third place overall by a single point to Red Bull's Mark Webber.

Race winner Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F10 in parc ferme. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Race, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, 14 March 2010

2010

Asserts authority over team mate Massa with debut Ferrari win in Bahrain. Car struggles at subsequent rounds, but back on form by July. Overhauls 47-point deficit to lead standings before final race, where poor pit strategy sees him miss out on title, despite five season wins.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Preparations, Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, 23 July 2009

2009

Hampered by a less than competitive Renault car, struggles to break clear of the midfield. Scores an unexpected pole in Hungary, but retires from the race after losing a wheel following a bungled pit stop. Back on the podium in Singapore and signs for Ferrari for 2010.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R28 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Practice, Singapore, Friday, 26 September 2008

2008

Helps transform Renault's R28 from a lacklustre performer into a race-winning machine, scoring back-to-back victories late in the season, including Formula One's inaugural night race in Singapore. Finishes fifth overall and commits to the team for another two years.

Second place finisher Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren and race winner Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren celebrate with the champagne. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Race, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday, 27 May 2007

2007

Tumultuous first season with McLaren, finishing third overall, level on points with rookie team mate Lewis Hamilton. Scores four wins, but relationship with team deteriorates after Ferrari 'spy scandal' affair. Quits to return to Renault for 2008.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault celebrates second position and his World Championship on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Interlagos, Brazil, 22 October 2006

2006

Dominates the first half of the season with Renault, taking six wins from nine races, then fights off strong challenge from Michael Schumacher and Ferrari to successfully defend his drivers' title.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault celebrates becoming World Champion with the Renault team.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Interlagos, Brazil, 25 September 2005

2005

Scores seven victories en route to becoming the sport's youngest ever champion, aged just 24. Mature and measured performances in later races bring him the crown with two rounds to spare, seeing off Kimi Raikkonen in a quicker McLaren.

The Renault R24 of Fernando Alonso (ESP) is recovered by marshalls after crashing out of the tunnel.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race Day, Monte Carlo, 23 May 2004

2004

Strong, if ultimately disappointing season. Dominates team mate Jarno Trulli to finish fourth in the standings. Pole position at Magny-Cours and four podium placings, including second in France.

1st place Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R23 , 2nd place Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D , 3rd place Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) Williams BMW FW25 
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Hungaroring, Hungary, 24 August 2003

2003

In Renault race seat is quickly hailed as the next Michael Schumacher. Becomes youngest ever pole sitter in Malaysia. Takes pole and victory in Hungary, lapping Schumacher in the process. Sixth in the driver standings.

(L-R) Jarno Trulli (ITA) and Fernando Alonso (ESP) will be Renault team mates in 2003.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Hockenheim, Germany., 28 July 2002

2002

Official test driver for Renault, putting in thousands of development kilometres. Also has one-off test with Jaguar.

Fernando Alonso(ESP) European Minardi PS01 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne, Australia 2nd-4th March 2001. World © Batchelor/Sutton

2001

Formula One debut season with Minardi. Best finish is a tenth place in Germany.

Fernando Alonso's promising season culminated with his first F3000 win International F3000 Championship - Spa, Belgium, 26 August 2000. World © Batchelor/Sutton

2000

Moves to Formula 3000 with the Astromega team and scores a victory at the challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Finishes the championship in fourth place.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) took victory in both of the races. Open Fortuna Championship, Donington Park, 5 September 1999. World © Ryder/Sutton

1999

Dominant performance in the Euro-Open Movistar Nissan single-seater series, with nine poles and six wins on his way to championship victory.

Fernando Alonso

1998

Runner-up in the European karting championship.