10 Facts about Fernando Alonso

Facts about Fernando Alonso talk about the Spanish F1 racing driver. His full name was Fernando Alonso Díaz. He was born on July 29th, 1981.  Now he becomes the racing driver for McLaren-Honda. He has impressive record during his career. Do you know that Alonso has a double World Champion? There is no need to wonder that Alonso was included in the list of the Greatest F1 Drivers in the world. Let us get other impressive facts about Alonso below:

Facts about Fernando Alonso 1: the birthplace and early life

The birthplace of Alonso was located in the capital of Asturias, Oviedo. When he was 3 years old, he began karting. In 1994 until 1997, he became the winner for karting championships. In 1996, He rose to fame as a karting champion in the world.

Facts about Fernando Alonso

Facts about Fernando Alonso

Facts about Fernando Alonso 2: F1 debut

In 2001 season, Alonso had his debut as a racing driver for Minardi in Formula One.

Facts about Fernando Alonso 3: as a test driver

Alonso became a test driver for Renault team after he left Minardi. He was appointed as one of the primary drivers in Renault in 2003.

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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Facts about Fernando Alonso 4: the championship title

Alonso broke the record as the youngest Formula One World Drivers’ Champion for he was only 24 years and 58 days when winning the title of Formula One World Drivers’ Championship on September 25th, 2005.

Facts about Fernando Alonso 5: McLaren

In 2007, Alonso moved to McLaren. In 2008 and 2009, he became a part for Renault team for two seasons.

Facts about Fernando Alonso 6: in 2010 season

Alonso became a part of Ferrari team in 2010 season. When he was at Ferrari, Alonso could not win the third title as F1 champion. In 2010, 2012 and 2013, he became the runner up driver. He also became the winter for Grands Prix for eleven times.

Facts about Fernando Alonso 7: Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was considered as the strongest contender for Alonso during the 2010 and 2012 seasons.

Fernando Alonso Pictures

Fernando Alonso Pictures

Facts about Fernando Alonso 8: leaving Ferrari

After the 2014 season ended, Alonso decided to leave Ferrari. It was two years before his contract was expired.

Fernando Alonso Pictures

Fernando Alonso Pictures

Facts about Fernando Alonso 9: the nickname

Do you know the nickname of Alonso? He was often called El Nano.

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Facts about Fernando Alonso 10: the early life

The occupation of his father was a mechanic. His mother was employed in a department store. Lorena is the older sister of Alonso.

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