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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso's Driver Bio

A true great  of modern Formula One. Fernando Alonso consistently shows speed, control and an undying passion for winning races. After difficult seasons with McLaren, Renault and Ferrari pushing hard to maximise every inch of the machinery provided. A third title is deserved but can Alonso grasp it for himself.

Alonso's Career High

2nd consecutive Drivers World Championship for Renault F1 in 2006

Alonso's Career Low

A season of scandal and sabotage with McLaren in 2007.  Public opinion of Fernando fell drastically after a desperate battle with the fresh rookie Lewis Hamilton descended into allegations of cheating (sometimes well found).

Age 37
Championships 2
Wins 32
Pole Positions 22
Fastest Laps 23
F1 Highest Finish 5
F1 Race Starts 306

Alonso's Racing Pedigree

2013 Runner Up Formula One2012 Runner Up Formula One2010 Runner Up Formula One2006 Champion Formula One2005 Champion Formula One
2017
2017 Season

F1: McLaren Honda

15th
2016
2016 Season

F1: McLaren Honda

10th
2015
2015 Season

F1: McLaren Honda

17th
2014
2014 Season

F1: Scuderia Ferrari

2 Podiums

Another season with the Ferrari car struggling to give the outright power and performance needed to fight at the front of the grid. Despite Alonso's best efforts wins were out of the question. As the season drew to an end, rumours of Alonso's departure were well founded as it became increasingly clear Alonso would depart for McLaren and draw a close on his Ferrari years

6th
2013
2013 Season

Scuderia Ferrari

2 Wins

In a car which consistently underperformed in qualifying Alonso made the most of the first lap of the race. Aggressive overtaking saw him always pushing the front runners.

2nd
2012
2012 Season

Scuderia Ferrari

3 Wins

The most determined and powerful driver of the 2012 season.  With a ruthless skill he's managed to drag a limping Ferrari through the season with brilliant drives each and every race. Consistently out performing his more experienced team-mate

2nd
2011
2011 Season

Scuderia Ferrari

1 Wins

4th
2010
2010 Season

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

5 Wins

2nd
2009
2009 Season

ING Renault F1 Team

1 Podiums

9th
2008
2008 Season

ING Renault F1 Team

2 Wins

5th
2007
2007 Season

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

4 Wins

3rd
2006
2006 Season

Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Drivers World Champion

7 Wins

1st
2005
2005 Season

Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Drivers World Champion

7 Wins

1st
2004
2004 Season

Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

4th
2003
2003 Season

Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

1 Wins

6th
2002
2002 Season

F1 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Test Driver

2001
2001 Season

European Minardi F1 Team

23rd
2000
2000 Season

Formula 3000

4th
1999
1999 Season

Euro Open by Nissan

1st