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Full Name:  Fernando Alonso Díaz
Born: 29 July 1981
Hometown: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

A two-time Formula 1 champion.

His accomplishments include:
1999 Euro Open by Nissan Champion
2005 Formula 1 Champion
2006 Formula 1 Champion

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Fernando Alonso page on 25 January 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Fernando Alonso Díaz 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 and will race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona.

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 get a pole position and win a Grand Prix at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix respectively, before both records were broken by Sebastian Vettel at 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.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
20 March 2005Fernando Alonso Takes Checkered Flag in Malaysian Formula One Grand PrixVOA Sports
2 July 2005Alonso Takes French GP PoleVOA Sports
9 July 2005Alonso Takes Pole for British GPVOA Sports
9 July 2005Formula 1: Alonso in lead in tomorrow's British Grand PrixWikinews
23 September 2005Auto Racing: Alonso Posts Fastest Time in Brazilian Grand PrixVOA Sports
25 September 2005Fernando Alonso se convierte en campeón mundial de Fórmula 1 en Brasil Wikinoticias
26 September 2005Fernando Alonso becomes new Formula One World ChampionWikinews
23 October 2005Fernando AlonsoMarvyn H.
19 December 2005Fernando Alonso firma contrato con McLaren Mercedes Wikinoticias
19 Decmeber 2005Fernando Alonso wechselt zu McLaren-Mercedes Wikinews
13 May 2006Alonso Wins Spanish GP poleVOA Sports
14 May 2006Alonso wins Spanish GP: fans are rejoicingWikinews
28 May 2006Fernando Alonso wins 2006 Monaco Grand PrixWikinews
11 June 2006Fernando Alonso wins British Grand PrixWikinews
25 June 2006Fernando Alonso wins 2006 Canadian Grand PrixWikinews
28 June 2006Fernando Alonso and the Canadian Grand PrixJulie Smith
29 June 2006Formula 1: United States Grand PrixFernando Alonso
8 October 2006Alonso Wins Japanese Grand PrixVOA Sports
8 October 2006Fernando Alonso wins 2006 Japanese Grand PrixWikinews
22 October 2006Fernando Alonso es converteix en bicampió de la Fórmula 1 Viquinotícies
22 October 2006Fernando Alonso se convierte en bicampeón de Fórmula 1 Wikinoticias
8 April 2007Fernando Alonso wins 2007 Malaysian Grand PrixWikinews
27 May 2007Fernando Alonso wins 2007 Monaco Grand PrixWikinews
4 June 2007Alonso wants to repeat his success in MonacoAudrey Nolan
11 June 2007Alonso Clocks Fastest Lap Time in Canadian Grand Prix TestsAnthony Fontanelle
14 June 2007Hamilton Eyes World Title, Alonso Cries UnfairAnthony Fontanelle
21 June 2007Alonso Issues Warning for HamiltonAnthony Fontanelle
21 June 2007Hamilton A Threat To AlonsoAnthony Fontanelle
29 June 2007Alonso To Step Up GameAnthony Fontanelle
3 July 2007Alonso Ready To Step UpAnthony Fontanelle
22 July 2007Fernando Alonso wins 2007 European Grand PrixWikinews
4 August 2007Fernando Alonso y McLaren, sancionados por la FIA Wikinoticias
15 August 2007Hamilton Sees Unending Feud With AlonsoAnthony Fontanelle
19 August 2007Hamilton admits problems with AlonsoAudrey Nolan
24 August 2007McLaren Duo: Have They Buried The Hatchet?Anthony Fontanelle
9 September 2007Alonso guanya el Gran Premi d'Itàlia Viquinotícies
9 September 2007Fernando Alonso wins 2007 Italian Grand PrixWikinews
22 September 2007Dennis and Alonso not on good termsCindy Ferguson
22 October 2007Alonso needs a miracle to winAudrey Nolan
28 November 2007Has Alonso Been Naughty Or Nice?Anthony Fontanelle
31 January 2008Alonso, Renault Ready for 2008 SeasonVOA Sports
12 October 2008Fernando Alonso vence en el Gran Premio de Japón Wikinoticias
12 October 2008Fernando Alonso wins 2008 Japanese Grand PrixWikinews
24 October 2008Fernando Alonso seguirá con Renault en 2009 Wikinoticias
21 November 2008El nuevo R29 para Fernando Alonso se probara en diciembre Wikinoticias
28 December 2008Fernando Alonso podría ir a Ferrari en 2011 Wikinoticias
25 July 2009Fernando Alonso takes pole at 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa badly injuredWikinews
22 August 2009Rumours suggest Alonso and Schumacher could move to FerrariWikinews
26 September 2010Spain’s Alonzo Wins Singapore Grand PrixVOA Breaking News
26 March 2012Fernando Alonso gewinnt den „Großen Preis von Malaysia“Wikinews
12 September 2013Alonso On His Bike Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
31 March 2016Fernando Alonso, descartado para el Gran Premio de Baréin Wikinoticias
12 April 2017McLaren y Fernando Alonso correrán las 500 Millas de Indianápolis Wikinoticias


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