Podiums: 98

Grands Prix Entered: 358

Points: 2061

Highest race finish: 1 (x32)

Highest grid position: 1

About Fernando

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso is the elder statesman of the 2020 F1 grid. The two-time World Drivers’ Champion was born in July of 1981 and started karting at the age of three.
After success in local, national and world karting championships he progressed to car racing at the age of 17. He won the Euro Open by Nissan in 1999 and was fourth in the International Formula 3000 Championship of 2000.
The Spanish driver’s first F1 race was in 2001 driving for Minardi and the following year he joined Renault as a test driver. In 2003 he landed a seat with Renault and went on to win two drivers’ championships with the team in 2005 and 2006. At the time he was the youngest pole-sitter, youngest race winner, youngest world champion and youngest two-time champion in the sport’s history.
He raced with Renault from 2003 to 2006, Mclaren in 2007, Renault again in 2008 and ’09, Ferrari from 2010 – 2014, McLaren from 2015 to 2018, sat out seasons 2019 and 2020 and returned to F1 with Alpine in 2021.
It was great to see the Spanish driver back on the podium in Qatar last year and there’s no doubt the 2-time world champion is eager to push hard in 2022.

Facts & Stats

Formula 1

Team: Alpine

Trainer: Edoardo Bendinelli

Manager: Flavio Briatore

Number: 14

Sponsors: Kimoa

Helmet: Bell

First Race: 2001, Australian GP

Podiums: 98

Grands Prix Entered: 358

Points: 2061

Highest Race Finish: 1 (x32)

Highest Grid Position: 1

World Championships: 2


Nationality: Spanish

Date of Birth: 29.07.1981

Place of Birth: Oviedo, Spain

Weight: 68kg

Height: 171cm

R/L hand: Right-handed

Mother: Ana Diaz

Father: Jose Luis Alonso

Siblings: Lorena

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian

Trainer: Edoardo Bendinelli

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