Fernando Alonso


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Drives for: McLaren
Ranked: 2nd in Formula 1

Fernando Alonso Díaz audio (born 29 July 1981) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and two-time world champion who is currently racing for McLaren F1 team. He is often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He contested the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. He is also a member of Toyota Gazoo Racing and is currently leading the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship. Alonso won the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi on his début. As a winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Alonso is one of just thirteen drivers to have won two of the three races that make up the Triple Crown of Motorsport.

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. Chasing his goal of winning a third title with Ferrari, he finished three seasons as runner up (2010, 2012 and 2013) as well as winning eleven Grands Prix with the team. 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.

Alonso has held various driving records in Formula One. He was formerly the youngest driver to qualify on pole position and to win a Grand Prix at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix respectively. From 2013 until 2015, he held the record for most most career championship points. Each of these records were surpassed initially by Sebastian Vettel. As of June 2018, 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.

Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias, his place of birth, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

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Congrats on Spa!🏁

Let’s grab the victory this weekend ✊✊✊ keep fighting champ 💙

Good luck fernando

Good luck Champ

Congratulations Fernando!!

Sweet, great studies Fernando !

Let's win the Triple Crown Nando. You can do it!!

See you at Spa and LeMans for signing my helmets 😉💪👍


Good luck!!💪

See you in Ferrari next year. Unfinished story... 😎

Going to be in Indy for the GP weekend?

Just 1 victory in Spa Legend & only a 4th in Sarthe for the WEC crown ! Vamos Nando, vamos Campeon !

Hope to see you next winner and World champ

Good luck champ!

Good luck Fernando! 😘

Seguro de la rosa no filtra informes

Vamos Fernando Orgullosos de ti

A por el mundial💪💪 campeonnnnnnnn

Ese le tengo en la ps4

À noter que alonso a plus d échec en carrière que de titre pilote 😂😂😂

Go get em Fernando!!!

See you in spa thursday. Vamos Fernando

Mientras tu seas feliz y a gas Las cosas con ilusión como yo sé que es no tiene porque ir mal tu puedes campeon. 👌👍

💪💙💛🏁✊✊alonso #indy500 🏁

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Good luck!


Vamos Nando!



Indy 500 🏁 Alonso f y d 👫❤❤❤

McLaren ??????


Vamooooosssssss 🏎

Esa corona se viene para casa💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Ojalá Mclaren pueda darte un buen auto la próxima vez... Como esparaba esta carrera y ver a Alonso terminarla!! en 2017 falló el motor, esta vez falló todo...pero igual Grande Alonso!! Champ!!


Ay ay ay, que peligro tenéis

This time you gonna win the INDY 500!!!


A VERY NICE MESSAGE FOR YOU Ferrnando, I HAVE A WISH .... I WANT YOU TO WIN THE 500 MILES OF INDIANAPOLIS THIS IS WHAT I WANT Next week you go to SPA FRANCORCHAMPS I know you will win the 6 hours of SPA - As the 4 May is my birthday - I wish and wish you all the best with the 24h of MANS I finish I am convinced convinced of all your upcoming victories Yours, and already receive my congratulations for these victories Good to You Patrick FERAIN


You got this beaut 😘

Javiera Olea

Go Nando !

Oh that would be SO awesome. ....except for the fact that sadly the race is in the U.S.A. - pass! I think watching it on TV is probably safer.


Vamos a por la corona Fernando estoy seguro que la conseguiras

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How were your times brother

The South welcomes you Fernando! ♥️♥️♥️

Fernando is the King

I hope for your luck Fernando! 😊

Good to see you boss 🤓😎✊✊

Stuck inside on a lovely day

Love you hope all goes well X

Welcome to the Queen City!

Palmer in F1 office: where is fernando alonso? F1 : in simulator palmer: karma 😁😁

Go Fernando Go. But Please pop back to F1. Missing you . You are the ONLY driver who could drive a donkey round the circuit and still enjoy it . What a CHAMP.🍾🍾

Fernando, the other day a random person approached my son and asked if he was related to Fernando Alonso. I wasn’t sure who he was talking about so I looked you up. My maiden name is Alonso. My grandparents are from Aviles, Spain! Small world!!

The best one Fernando!

Your eyes are amazing

Good luck Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is go to died sat tne indy 500

Ahí estaré en el circuito apoyándote el 26-M. Vamos Fernando!


Fernando quando sei pronto torna in Ferrari 1-2!!! Ciao👊🏻😎

🇪🇸Vamos vamos Fernando 🇪🇸 A por el mundo y por Asturias 👏

si no ganas carrera indycar indanapolis probarias acer un test de formula e o carrera sustir algun piloto esta tenporada.o dibutar en la formula e des pues bas acer dakar con toyota o tra marca diferente pregunto yo.mi opiñon.

Solo los que realmente quieren conseguir algo, trabajan sin descanso en ello. VAMOS Fernando!! Este año SI!!!

The best city...queen city

Vamos Fernando! Can't wait Indy 500! 😊💙💪💪🔝

You are the BEST Fernando ❤💓💕💕

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otro día que quiero verte a vuelta a Fern. alonso a museo en Oviedo

Cuantisimas cosas nuevas por ver.... Y las que faltan por llegar!!!!

Es muy emocionante la parte audiovisual....

How beautiful 💙💛❤️ couldn’t wait to visit it again soon or later.

Congrats my LOVE

Wonderful place👍👍

Fernando you are the best ! 💪👍👏 Good luck for 500 miles Indianapolis 🤞

Estuve hace un mes y me encantó. Yo también quisiera trabajar allí, qué gran honor sería. :)

The great Alonso 👍

Fuimos en verano. Es muy bonito...puxa nando

Muy bonito, tuve la oportunidad de ver el museo de Madrid y el de Asturias, la pena es que el circuito de karting no tenga de alquiler

Where is this?


Definitely on my list to visit....can't wait

Todo aquel que tenga la ocasión de venir a Llanera a visitar el museo que no la desperdicie, os recomiendo a todos venir a verlo. Yo lo tengo justo a 3 kilometros a lao de mi casa!!!! ✌️😎✌️

Mis hijos estuvieron el verano pasado, y les encantó, sobretodo a mi hijo que es super fan de Fernando Alonso

Un Abrazo Fernando Alonso 👍👍👌👌

Precioso 😍. Eso sí que es un templo

Yo si que quiero ir al museo... E iré seguro a disfrutar de Asturias y del museo... Puxa Asturias...

Hope too see your collection sometime. Youre always be number one for me🏆🥇😀

Estuve el verano pasado y me encanto ,una passada. Me encantaria volver con toda mi familia para disfrutarlo juntos .Muy buenos recuerdos del museo y de Asturias en general .Volvere!!

Me parece un sueño que yo estuve alli...!!!!

Fernando eres grande

I'd like to visit...😊💙

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It’s ready!!!!! 👌👌👌
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It’s ready!!!!! 👌👌👌 


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Got to get a Alonso Indy hat.


Good luck! Waiting for victory 😀

Good Luck 🍀💖

Not in Mercedes before a million years 🤣

Good luck in indy 500 fernando

vaya coche.... me flipan los clásicos!!!!.... mola

FernandoAlonsoOficial, lo siento amigo, pero me llama mas la atención el coche que tu....animo campeón,,, a seguir ganando carreras....

Me gusta pronto en tv de nuevo. Maquina

Pero si está encima de un Mercedes Benz. Jajajajaja

Cuando pones a la venta el traje de fantasma?? 👻

Muy linda la nueva colección...

Mostró volver a la f1 y en un Ferrari así mostras lo q es ser campion por favor volve en 2020 a l f1 y vestido de rojo

Envios a Chile hacen ????

Fernando en el fondo eres un posturero. Y lo sabessssss jajajaja

Es al único Mercedes que se subirá 😂😂😂

Ahí tenías que ir, en un mercedes

Dai Fernando ritorna in f1

Indy500 Fernando GO👍👍👍

Alonsito gana lo q tengas q ganar,pero vuelve a la f1 y dale en la cara a todos los sobraos de la parrilla.Uno mas y seras el mas grande PARA SIEMPRE QUIERAN O NO. Tu amigo jcpa

Alonso regalamelo que tienes muchos

A ver si dejas de hacer ropa para ricos, campeón. Que la escandalera y la plaza del ayuntamiento no estaban llenas de millonarios cuando ganaste algo.

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