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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, 2000. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Fernando Alonso, 2000. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Fernando Alonso, Indianapolis 500, 2017. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission

Fernando Alonso, Indianapolis 500, 2017. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission

Born:

29 Jul 1981
Oviedo

Nationality:

Spain

Grands Prix:

311 (2001-2018)

F3000 starts:

9 (2000)

Indy 500s:

1 (2017-2019)

Became the then youngest ever World Champion in 2005, and won the title again in 2006. Started with Minardi, before biding his time with a test drive that led to a Renault drive, and then great success. Retired from F1 in 2018, and, despite highs and lows, remained one of the top drivers in the sport. Away from Formula 1, Fernando manages a cycling team and runs a kart circuit in Spain which he plans to add a racing school to its ranks. In 2017, Alonso made a welcome, but surprise, move to America to race in the Indianapolis 500. In 2018, as part of a plan to win the triple crown of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix (or F1 World Championship), Alonso will race at the Daytona 24 Hours, Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship; something he will continue in 2019 and he will also return to Indianapolis. He won at Le Mans in 2018 and Daytona in 2019 but surprisingly failed to qualify for Indianapolis in 2019. However he made up for it somewhat by winning both Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship in 2019. Alonso then attempted Dakar in 2020.

Biography last updated 21 Aug 2019