Fernando Alonso

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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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Proud of you Champ, Well deserved.

Grande Nando, sfogati quest'anno, vinci la 500 miglia di Indianapolis e poi torna in F1 che ci manchi un sacco!

you are not a driver you are The Driver ❤️ Grande Nando

💝💝Enhorabuena por tus merecidos logros!! Pero seguimos echándote de menos!!!!!😪

Grande Fernando ora regala il daytona a me tuo vecchio fan🤣❤️

Good luck. Miss you in Formula 1. Its not the same without you. You're the best.

Need you back in f1 championships still with your name on

Well deserved fernando, you are the best and most complete driver in the sport👍keep pushing, triple crown is yours😎

Can't wait for a victory at IMS!

Podrias hacer un sorteo y regalar uno de esos rolex serie maravilloso fernando 😜👍

You’re awesome.....my hero. Keep up the good work

Sr. Alonso i need one of those ROLEX Or, you can give me the next 24HLEMANS ROLEX What do you say?

You are the hardest working driver, keep up the good work! #indy500winner

A great driver like you will excel at ANY form of motor sports

I hope you win Indy !!! I will be cheering for you

Next, try the Nurburgring 24h

Please come and do the Bathurst 12 hour and 1000!

Fuerza Alo!!!, felicitaciones por otro gran triunfo!!! Y espero q en 2020 volver a verte en la F1!!!

I'm a fan of you and i wish you all the best for the triple crown. But winning with Toyota in this year WEC season is so easy without real rival in lmp1 class

See if Wayne Taylor could put you in the #10 Cadillac for the Watkins Glen IMSA six hour the end of June! I'm sure you would enjoy racing at the former home of the USGP and possibly a circuit you've not had the chance to drive before.

I'm hoping to drive to Indy for the 500 to watch you race Fernando, as I did to Montreal, Sebring and Daytona. The INDY 500 Win in coming I believe..

Can’t wait for your Triple Crown achievement! The world of Motorsports will be humbled & honored to have a living legend in our time. 🏁

El comienzo de la temporada de F1 para McLaren, la posicion del rb con motor honda me dicen que el gran problema del mcl está en el chasis, amén de tus consecutivas victorias en otras categorías ,eres un mostro!!!

Cuando competías contra Schumacher me caías mal, hoy te apoyo con mucha alegría, eres un gran piloto, en F1 nada tienes que demostrar, eres campeón. Sigue escribiendo tu historia, corre tantos autos como te alcance la vida; Dakar, Baja 1000, Pikes Peak, La Carrera Panamericana, NHRA. Lo que te venga en gana, tienes magia en las manos, tú y Andretti son de esos que cualquier cosa con motor les es natural.

Felicidades a por otro triunfo más y cuando consigas lo que te has propuesto. Vuelve a la f1, con un coche competitivo.

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Can't wait the race! Vamos Fernando! 😊❤️💪💪

You're the best, go for it Fernando! X

Grande Alonso !!!..vamos !!!..Saludos desde La Costa Del Sol...

Ya vi el on board del otro Toyota, aquí tienes la foto de la suerte, el origen del autimovilismo

Hope you get many wins this year with the Toyota Fernando.

El mejor piloto de la historia con permiso de senna

Good luck Fernando!

Miles away from any other driver on the grid. Easy job for this man

All the best Fernando

Add another unique race to your resume

Lets see you get that championship 😍💪🏆🏁

Go Fernando!

,, SER FELIZ ES LO QUÉ DESEAMOS TUS FANS !Y LAS EMOCIONES PRONTO VENDRAN.

Do it Boy! Keep your lips tight and win.

Cuidado con Agustin Canapino y el Juncos Racing..¡¡ suerte¡

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Necesito una gorra de esas!!

Siempre Magic Alonso!!

❤️

Kimoa forever grande Fernando!!

EL MEJOR CON DIFERENCIA ❤️

Espero la indy 500 para verte correr y que les muestres de nuevo tu talento

Good luck in indy 500

Lets see you win this year 🏆💪

Siempre contigo desde Murcia

eres el mejor!!!magic alonso vamos💪🏼💪🏼

FERNANDO NO SÉ QUIÉN ES EL MEJOR PILOTO! PERO SI SÉ QUE CUÁNDO TÚ TÉ LO PROPONES LO CONSIGUES. POR LO TANTO PARA MI SIEMPRE SERÁS El MEJOR.

you look good nando 👌🏎 this year will surely succeed !

Si ganas la Indy500 me la pido!! Jejejeje

At least you're good at marketing 👍

Grande yo si se quien es el mejor piloto. Fernando Alonso mañana llevaremos a nuestro nieto a ver el Museo de Fernando y el circuito.

🙌🏼👌🏽✌🏼🏁❤️

Fernando the BEST!

Just have this one... Maybe I'll buy the Indy500 one :)

Wait... You're competing in the FA Cup?

Oh please...."exclusively creates"? A load of BS.

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COME BACK TO F1 NANDOOO 🔙👑👑

Come back to F1 😁😁🙏 🙏 🙏 😀

2020 Ferrari Driver 👏🏼

BACK TO F1 CHAMPION 🔙🔙🔙

Miss you... hope you return to F1 😊💙

Suerte en todo lo que hagas! Aunque te echamos de menos en la F1!!!!!!🏆🏆💝💝

Go back to Ferrari nando F 1 need you

Please please come back to F1. It won't be the same now that you are not there. PLEASE

Most handsome driver of F1

Haloo Fernando 😊 come back to f1 pleas 😁

EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW ARE YOU CHAMPION ?? GOOD DAY FOR YOU

Keep in F1, your too good to go.

Grande Fernando, sin ti en la pista no hay emoción. Vuelveee

Best and most talented driver on earth

Eres muy grande. La primera vez q te vi fue en aeropuerto de Jerez, te di la mano y te dije eres el mejor, ese año ganaste tú primer mundial de F1. Vuelve

Capullin vuelve a la f1... a Red Bull o Ferrari o MERCEDES

Get your ass back in a f1 seat fernando

Sigue así no cambies nunca. Ahora ha disfrutar más te lo mereces. 😘😘😘😘

You sure you need to be all wrapped up....you’re so freaking hot I wouldn’t imagine you’d need hat and scarves to keep warm 🔥❤️👌🏻

Para mí como para tantos la F1 a perdido interés aunque la sigo viendo, pero ya no me desplazo a ningún circuito. VUELVE PARA QUE VUELVA👍👏👏👏

Kwn.....roooosssss dejate de fotos!!!!! Y ponte a entrenar!!!!!

Best of the best, like Schumacher 😉👊🍻

Buenos días Fernando estamos tristes por nuestro Real Madrid, feliz día un saludo desde Madrid ❤️💛❤️

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Bernardo Logama ya es tan cabron que corre en hielo como si fuera normal

Andorra, Pas de la casa

Ciao Nando, poi a Settembre chiamami che ci rifacciamo una birretta in quel di Monza

Looks like fun

Sigue siendo un niño feliz querido hermano de la vida

Me vais a perdonar ,pero yo creo que algún rescodo quedaría en F1 , no se me da , jajajaja. Animo campeón.

Hay un gran piloto y mejor tipo que te puede ayudar con su experiencia en este terreno el señor Albert Llovera

La gozas cabronazo

Vestían, eres el mejor!!!!

Este tio coje cualquier cosa con 4 ruedas y no tiene rival.. Bravo crack! El mejor y más completo de la historia 💪💪

It looks like Andorra Pas de la casa ice track

That's not Fernando. That's just me going out to buy groceries here in Canada.

You at it again Mel. You need to slow down. xx

Alguien piensa que no se está preparando para el Dakar???

Are you in Canada, that looks like my street.

Así me gusta haciendo mas manos si cabe!!! 💪

Nieve ❄❄❄🏂🎿 fernando y Daniela 👫❤❤ Amor si

Looks like great fun !

Vamos a por el Dakar

Regresa Campeón ... Vaya que te echaré de menos en esta temporada tío!

Joder al corte de encendido!. Vas a sacar el pistón por la culata!

Its much fun for alonso i want drive together

That looks awesome! I want a go

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