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Fernando Alonso

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About Fernando Alonso

Last update: February, 2017

Fernando Alonso is a famous Spanish Formula 1 pilot who has twice won the World Championship and has been runner-up for three times. Alonso is one of the most recognized pilots internationally, having competed Renault, McLaren and Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso Diaz was born on July 29, 1981 in the Spanish town of Oviedo. Son of a teacher of industrial and a saleswoman, the prominent pilot started in motor sport very young. When he was 3, his father gave him a kart that he himself had designed and Alonso discovered his passion for the engines. We won soon his first race in a competition organized by a shopping centre in which most of the participants doubled his age. In 1989, Fernando Alonso became karting champion of the communities of Asturias and Galicia, coming to compete in the cadet category. In this time, he met GenĂ­s Marco, who began to be in charge of his sponsors when he saw the qualities of the young driver. In 1991 he was proclaimed champion of the Basque Country and runner-up of Spain, continuing having success in the next seasons. 1995 he was third in the World Karting, winning the championship a year later. By then, Alonso was already valued between motor fans who saw on him lots of chances to succeed in his career.

The outstanding pilot became champion of Spain and won again the Open Ford in 1998. Fernando Alonso combined his races with his studies at school Save Santo Angel Oviedo, until the left in 2000, devoting himself entirely to his passion. That season he debuted in Formula 3000 and managed to win in the Belgian Grand Prix. A year later he started to compete in Formula 1. His first race was on the Australian Grand Prix, competing with the Minardi team. He obtained quite modest results and decided to join Renault the next season. The famous pilot had a good debut in Renault, ranking sixth and fourth inthe championships of 2003 and 2004. In the following year, Alonso achieved his first F1 World Championship, completing the best season of his career. The famous pilot won again the World Championship in 2006 and at the end of the year he signed for McLaren.

After finishing third in 2007, Alonso came back to Renault where he had two irregular seasons without any notable degree. However, in 2010 he signed for the Ferrari F1 team and is classified as runner-up three times, the last in 2013. In 2015, the famous pilot signed for McLaren again and had a very bad season, being ranked number 17 in the World Championship.