It starts in Formula 1 since 2001 and won there in 2005 and 2006 to Renault the World Cup. Since 2010, Alonso starts for the Italian team Ferrari tradition, with which he was vice world champion 2010, 2012 and 2013. Alonso is the first Spanish Grand Prix winner and world champion in Formula 1 history. In 1999, Alonso Master of the Euro Open MoviStar by Nissan.
- 4.1 Career stations
- 4.2 Statistics in Formula 1 4.2.1 Grand Prix wins
- 4.2.2 Individual Results
- 4.2.3 Records
When Alonso was three years old, his father José Luis, an amateur kart pilot, his passion was trying to convey to his children. He built a kart, originally scheduled for Fernando's eight year old sister Lorena. But when they showed no interest in her brother Fernando came to the course.
Alonso was active until 1999 in karting. He was three times ( 1993, 1994 and 1995) Spanish Junior Kart Champion. In 1996 he won the Five Continents Cup for Juniors and 1998 when he was vice-European champion in Formula A.
Beginnings in Formula racing (1999 and 2000)
Euro Open Movistar by Nissan (1999)
In October 1998, Alonso completed his first test drive in the single-seater at the Circuito de Albacete. He drove a Coloni Nissan from the Euro Open Movistar by Nissan Adrián Campos Motorsport, the team of former Formula 1 driver Adrián Campos. Alonso made it here already on the third day of testing, the qualifying time by Marc Gené, who won this season with Campos the champion to beat.
1999 made the 18 -year-old Alonso along with Antonio García, driving a Adrián Campos Motorsport. Alonso already decided for the second race and scored a total of six wins, nine pole positions and eight fastest laps. With 164 to 163 points he won the championship title against Manuel Gião. His teammate García scored 109 points and a win. At the end of the first year in Formula racing Alonso Minardi graduated for his first Formula 1 test. He was 1.5 seconds faster than the other Minardi test driver.
Formula 3000 (2000)
In 2000, Alonso in the International Formula 3000 championship in the Belgian Team Astro Mega. He was the youngest rider this season this series. After six races without points followed at the A1- Ring in sixth, his first point. In the penultimate race of the season at the Hungaroring with a second place he achieved his first podium placement, and the season finale on the known as driver's circuit Circuit de Spa- Francorchamps to pole position and fastest lap of the race, his first Formula 3000 victory. At the end of the season he was behind Bruno Junqueira, Nicolas Minassian and Mark Webber in fourth place in the championship. Alonso had more than twice as many points as his teammate Fabrice Walfisch and Marc Goossens, who shared the second cockpit achieved.
End of 2000, Alonso received a management contract with Flavio Briatore, who was Formula 1 team boss of Benetton at the time.
2001 Alonso made his debut in Formula 1 His manager Briatore gave him a cockpit with the Italian team Minardi, who had been taken before the season of Paul Stoddart. The Minardi were previously to be found as in the years in the back of the pack.
Alonso's best finish was a tenth place at the Grand Prix of Germany, but so many pilots were eliminated that he still crossed the finish line in last place in the Grand Prix. Remarkable was his eleventh place in Japan. There he had five riders behind him. Alonso finished the season in 23rd place in the world championship. He was behind his team-mate Tarso Marques, however, the two ninth places in races benefited with some failures. Alonso, however, succeeded in contrast to Marques, who was replaced for the final three races by Alex Yoong to qualify for every race, while Marques failed at a Grand Prix qualifying.
Especially in qualifying Alonso distanced his teammates clearly. Marques did not start only in a race from the last row, Yoong always the last place. A remarkable achievement rendered Alonso already in the season opener in Australia, as he gave the little concerted Minardi PS01 qualified in his first Formula 1 race for the 19th starting position and thus before Gastón Mazzacane in Prost and before Luciano Burti in the Jaguar and his team-mate Marques, which had 2.6 seconds behind Alonso, went into the race. He finished the race with two laps down in twelfth and was considered so before the two of Benetton Giancarlo Fisichella and Jenson Button. In the course of the season Alonso was, among other things as the 18th in qualifying in San Marino and Austria both Benetton pilots behind. When the U.S. Grand Prix, he scored his best starting position as 17.
Renault - Phase 1 (2002-2006)
Alonso was at Renault from 2002 to 2006 under contract. He began in this period to 70 Formula 1 races, chose 15 of them for himself and was twice (2005 and 2006) Drivers' champion.
First pole position, first podium, first win (2002-2004)
In 2002, Alonso as a test driver for Renault F1. The team had emerged from the former Benetton team and was led by Alonso's manager Flavio Briatore. Renault finished the season in fourth place in the constructors' world championship.
2003 Alonso received an application cockpit at Renault and Jenson Button broke off. Jarno Trulli, who had been a season previously beaten team internally by Button, Alonso's teammate was. Already in the second race of the season, the Malaysian Grand Prix Alonso secured his first pole position. In the race, he came in third place finish, scoring the first Spaniard ever a podium placement. After another two positions on the podium - a third place in Brazil and a second place at his home race in Spain - Alonso won as until then the youngest driver ever in Hungary his first Grand Prix. Symbolic effect also had it the lapping of the reigning world champion Michael Schumacher. Alonso finished the season with 55 points in sixth place in the championship, ahead of Trulli, who finished eighth with 33 points. It is worth mentioning that Alonso scored points in every race of the season, which he finished.
2004 was Alonso, unlike Trulli, who won a race without a win. A second place in the Grand Prix of France presented his best finish dar. In addition, he scored three third places more podium finishes in Australia, Germany and Hungary. Trulli, who scored no points after 10 of 18 races, was replaced three races left in the season by former world champion Jacques Villeneuve. At the time of dismissal Trulli was in the championship with 46 points a point just ahead of Alonso. Counter Villeneuve, who remained without points to Alonso, who finished the season with 59 points in fourth place sat, team internally through.
First world title (2005)
2005 Alonso got a new teammate with Giancarlo Fisichella. After Fisichella decided the season opener in Australia for himself and Alonso was third place on the podium, followed in the next three Grands Prix in Malaysia, Bahrain and San Marino three wins from Alonso, who thus took the lead in the world championship. In San Marino, Alonso also provided with a duel against Michael Schumacher headlines in which he succeeded his opponent, who had the faster car to keep in the final third of the race behind. Alonso described his tactics: "I had my car and my tires spare and grabbed therefore quite deep into the bag of tricks. My only chance was to delay before the extremely slow passages. I braked more heavily than usual to stop Michael. During the acceleration out of the corners he therefore could never catch up far enough to overtake me at the end of the line. "
After a second place finish in Spain and a fourth in Monaco Alonso drove at the Nurburgring to another victory at the Grand Prix of Europe. He benefited from a failure Kimi Raikkonen, of lying failed with a puncture on the last lap in the lead. Raikkonen, who this season as the toughest opponent for Alonso in the duel for the championship, proved, indeed had probably the fastest car in the field, but technical defects threw him back again and again.
After Alonso had not completed the two North American races, he extended his lead in the drivers' standings with two wins in France and Germany as well as a second place in the UK further out. After the twelfth race Alonso led with 87 to 51 points ahead of Räikkönen. Alonso was limited in the next few races, therefore, to defend their lead. While Raikkonen won three of the next four races, Alonso came in second three times on the podium. He had the opportunity already in the third- last race of the season in Brazil to win the World Cup. A third place in this race gave him finally to the title early decision. So Alonso was at the age of 24 years for hitherto youngest Formula 1 World Champion and the first Spanish champions ever.
At the penultimate race Alonso finished third in Japan and capped his season then in China with his seventh win of the season. With 133 points, Alonso scored more than twice as many points as Fisichella (58 points).
Second world title (2006)
Even before the start of the Formula 1 2006 season it was announced that Alonso Renault at the end of the year would leave in the direction of McLaren and he had terminated his management contract with Briatore.
In the first half of the season Alonso won six races and was second three times. In the first race, the Grand Prix of Bahrain, there was a battle with Michael Schumacher, who his toughest opponent in the title fight was in this season. After a second place in Malaysia and a win in Australia, there was the European season in San Marino to a repetition of the duel with Schumacher from the previous year. The roles in this duel, however, were replaced and this time it was Alonso who possessed as second on the faster car, but not elude the leading Schumacher. After a further second behind Schumacher in Europe, Alonso decided the next four races in Spain, Monaco, Britain and Canada from the pole position starting for themselves. After the end of the first half of the season Alonso led the Drivers' Championship with 89 to 59 points ahead of Schumacher.
In the second half of the season, however, Schumacher overtook five wins from the first seven races back to Alonso, the three second places in France, Turkey and China had at this stage as the best results on. In Italy, Schumacher profited from an engine failure Alonso. After the Chinese Grand Prix, the two racers were tied. Schumacher was in the lead, as he vorwies a victory over Alonso. In the second last race of the season in Japan, it initially looked after yet another victory for Schumacher, but in the 37th round ended engine damage to Schumacher's Ferrari the race. Alonso took the lead, finally came to the finish as the winner and walked away with a comfortable lead in the last race. Alonso in Brazil needed only a point, while Schumacher had to win and hope for a loose points race by Alonso. Schumacher thus remained only a theoretical chance at the season finale that he could not use due to fuel pressure problems in training and an unfortunate incident in the race. Alonso finally reached a second place to the successful title defense. As in his first title win his consistency and the technical lead Renault's early in the season were this time a critical success factor. Alonso also sat down again with 134 to 72 points clearly against Fisichella through.
After moving to the British team McLaren and promising test rides in winter indicated much on the fact that Alonso would in 2007 are among the favorites for the title. After Juan Pablo Montoya had already left the team during the last season and Raikkonen had moved to Ferrari, the cockpit was next to Alonso vacant first. It finally went to Lewis Hamilton, the reigning champion of the GP2 Series, which should complete its first season. Pedro de la Rosa, who came as a substitute for Montoya in the 2006 season races, was once again a test driver.
After second place at the season opener in Australia, Alonso won for the second race for his new team and took over so well at first the lead in the world championship. These he had to after the Spanish Grand Prix, although he was in third place on the podium again, cede to Hamilton, who was unexpectedly strong start to the season and struggled with Alonso at eye level. Alonso made the situation increasingly to create - he got the impression his team support Hamilton more than him, and allowed himself to errors. Despite a victory in Monaco, and second places in the U.S. and in the UK, Hamilton extended his lead ahead of Alonso after the ninth race from 70 to 58 points.
The only formidable adversary was Ferrari, but also the first with Raikkonen and Felipe Massa had two equally strong pilot. With a victory in the heavily embossed rain Chaos Grand Prix of Europe, remained without points in the Hamilton, Alonso made good points. At the next race, the Grand Prix of Hungary reached the duel with Hamilton a further tightening: In qualifying, Alonso remained in the last segment unusually long in the McLaren pit crew are, thereby blocking his teammates. Alonso's car was already cleared and he had received the signal to continue. However, Alonso remained for no apparent external reasons in the box are so Hamilton had to wait in the pit lane behind him. Hamilton was thus no longer able to drive another timed lap to still displace the past Alonso in the lead from the top. The race management assessed the incident as rude conduct Alonso against Hamilton. She spoke a disciplinary transfer to five places to number six in the starting lineup against him. In addition, the race director, McLaren decided to deprive all the possible points for the constructors' championship team order for this race. The drivers' standings remained unaffected by the punishment. Alleged background for Alonso's behavior previously arbitrarily changed to Lewis Hamilton sequence was at the pit exit in qualifying: Contrary to the statement of team boss Ron Dennis Hamilton was driven to the track ahead of Alonso. In the race, Hamilton built with a victory on the boss, while Alonso finished fourth.
Over the next three races followed podium placings: In Turkey and Belgium, Alonso third parties, in Italy, he scored another victory. Hamilton arrived at the races each Alonso behind the finish line, so that Hamilton's lead shrank three races at two points before the season ends. In the meantime, however, Ferrari driver Raikkonen had brought within striking distance of the McLaren drivers with four wins.
While Räikkönen had become third or first in the following two Asian races in Japan and China, were both McLaren drivers out in a race. While Alonso does not finish the race at Hamilton's win in Japan, Alonso finished the race in China in second place. Before the season finale, the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton led with 107 ahead of Alonso with 103 and Raikkonen with 100 points. With a Ferrari one-two with Raikkonen and Massa Raikkonen won the world title. Alonso came in third, Hamilton in seventh place finish. At the end of the year had Alonso with 109 points one point behind Raikkonen and was tied with Hamilton. Since both pilots had scored the same number of wins ( four ) Hamilton but vorwies ( five to four) a second place more than Alonso, Alonso finished the season behind Raikkonen and Hamilton in third place in the Drivers' World Championship.
The season was overshadowed by the so-called espionage affair in which Alonso's McLaren team was involved. McLaren was alleged to have used data from the rivals Ferrari for the design of your own race car, which is the crime of industrial espionage. Already after the first races were allegations a Ferrari employee had passed secret information to a contact person at McLaren. In September, the McLaren team before the FIA World Council in Paris was sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred million dollars. In addition, the team were deprived of all the points the team standings of the current season. In addition, the accused employee Mike Coughlan ( McLaren) and Nigel Stepney (Ferrari) were released from their duties.
On November 2, 2007 it was announced that Alonso is leaving the team after a three years contract. Statements of team and driver, according to they parted in agreement.
Renault - Phase 2 (2008-2009)
After the separation of McLaren Alonso returned for the 2008 season back to his old team Renault. His team mate was Brazilian and Formula 1 debutant Nelson Piquet Jr., the son of the Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet. Even before the start of the season Alonso expressed skepticism about the potential of his new company car: It do not expect to play a role in the title fight. With his first clearly inferior Renault he scored in addition to a fourth place at the embossed by numerous failures season opener in Australia, as well as two sixth and eighth places in the first half of the season only 13 points. At his home Grand Prix in Spain, although he reached the front row, but finished the race is not due to an engine failure.
After three fourth places in Hungary, Belgium and Italy within four races Alonso surprisingly won the Grand Prix of Singapore. After two pole Alonso had to end prematurely and go from 15th on the grid in qualifying with technical problems. In the race he led by an early pit stop. As his teammate Piquet shortly thereafter by an accident, a safety car phase, in which the pilots in the season were not allowed to immediately go to the box, triggered, Alonso profited from the fact and took the lead. Later in the race, he asserted itself in this position and won the race for themselves. A year later, it turned out that the accident of his team Kollegens Piquet, who opened the right to Alonso's strategy safety car phase, was fabricated and crashed Piquet on the instructions of team bosses Briatore and chief engineer Pat Symonds to this very spot. Also, the subsequent races in Japan, he won in much better since time mid-season Renault R28 and presented thus his 21st victory sure. After another fourth place in China, he was with a good performance in the last race of the season once again in second place. It is noteworthy that, despite the not really victorious enabled R28 in the second half of the season, also favored by some of the competitors error, almost as many points (48 ) such as the World Champion Lewis Hamilton (50 points) and runner-up Felipe Massa (49 points) import. Teammate Piquet took a total of 19 points, slightly less than a third of the points of Alonso (61).
At the start of the 2009 season, Renault had again to keep up a large development is lagging behind and was not in a position with the tip. Partly fueled managed Alonso in China but still made it into the first row of the grid, but the rain race finished outside the points in ninth place. However, he also reached some relatively good results such as the fifth place in the Grand Prix of Spain. Also remarkable was the seventh place at the Nurburgring, where he drove a total of eleven times each race fastest lap in the race. In qualifying for Hungary Alonso secured for the 18th time in his career and for the first time since September 2007, the pole position. In the race he had from the fifth round of a problem with the fuel pump. Then failed also a pit stop and he lost a wheel that had not been properly fixed. Alonso made it though back to the pits, but had with the defective fuel pump the race to retire. Because of the incident with the lost wheel Renault has been banned by the stewards for the next race in Valencia, but the ban was lifted in an appeal hearing again and converted into a fine.
In Belgium, Alonso had for a no fault accident with Adrian Sutil at the start again problems with the wheel attachment. In a promising position lying picked his team, which had learned from the incident in Hungary, Alonso on after a failed first pit stop again in the box and finished his race for safety reasons. At the Grand Prix of Singapore, he took the third place his first podium finish and therefore his best result of the season. On the same day he announced that he would leave Renault at end of season. The last three races of the season went because Renault had stopped developing the car for some time to focus on 2010, bad and ended with a 14th place at the premiere race in Abu Dhabi. Team Intern, he sat down with 26 points clearly against his teammate Piquet and novice Romain Grosjean, who had replaced Piquet during the season through. Both Piquet, as well as Grosjean remained without points.
Ferrari ( since 2010)
For a long time had already been speculated publicly about Alonso's change before finally starting Ferrari announced the conclusion of a three-year contract from 2010. He replaced there - as early as 2007 at McLaren - the Finn Raikkonen and moves to the side of the Brazilian Felipe Massa, who is in the team since 2006.
Alonso extended his contract with Ferrari in May 2011 to the end of the season 2016.
In his first race for the Scuderia in Bahrain he achieved his first victory. Since Massa who finished in second place, it was also a double win for Ferrari. He benefited from technical problems with Sebastian Vettel, who had initially led the race. Alonso became the fifth driver after Juan Manuel Fangio, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell and Kimi Raikkonen, who won his first race for Ferrari. In the second race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, he fell after a collision with Jenson Button at the first corner to the back of the field. Then succeeded Alonso with a catch-up work your way up to fourth place behind his team mate Massa and defending the position in the final laps against Hamilton. In the subsequent Malaysian Grand Prix Alonso dropped to ninth place lying on the penultimate lap after an engine failure and was regarded to be 13. He lost the lead in the world championship to his teammate Massa.
The next Grand Prix in China Alonso took the lead after a jump start and, after he had to do a drive-through penalty, in a wet race again fourth. The next Grand Prix, his home race in Spain, Alonso scored in second the second podium position of the season. He benefited from technical problems in an accident Vettel and Hamilton, the first lay before him. In the next two Grand Prix in Monaco and Turkey Alonso was not of the first ten places in the race. In Monaco, he had to go to a training accident omit the qualifying and was after a start from the pit lane with a skillful strategy and some overtaking sixth. In Turkey, he managed to score points as well and he was starting from twelfth place eighth.
From the Canadian Grand Prix, Alonso drove again in the top group. After he had had chances to win in Montreal, he took third place behind the two McLaren drivers. In the next two Grand Prix defeated top places for Alonso unfavorable safety car phases. On his second home race, the European Grand Prix in Valencia, he was stopped lying in a safety car phase by the Safety Car in third place, and fell in the pit stop back to ninth place. He finished the race in eighth place. During the subsequent Grand Prix of Great Britain, in which he lost two positions after a bad start, he passed after his pit stop Robert Kubica. Since he had come during an overtaking maneuver off the track, he was punished with a drive-through penalty. Shortly thereafter, there was an unfavorable Alonso safety car phase, which he had to wait and only after the track was released again was able to complete his sentence. In the final round he scored the fastest lap of the race.
At the Grand Prix of Germany succeeded Ferrari, the potential of the car put back into good results. Although he passed when starting from position two Vettel, but lost a place to Massa. The two Ferrari drivers led the race then. Alonso was not satisfied with his position behind Massa and first tried with overtaking maneuvers to drive past his teammate. After Alonso continues to put pressure on Massa, Massa, the team decided to announce that Alonso was faster. Massa Then let his teammates obviously over and Alonso won his second Grand Prix for Ferrari. The race management assessed the overtaking as forbidden team orders and took the team to a fine of U.S. $ 100,000. This was followed by no further sanctions against his team or driver.
At the next Grand Prix in Hungary Alonso confirmed the good shape of his team by scoring the second. He kept Vettel, who had a faster car, more than half of the race behind. After a failure, a Belgium, Alonso celebrated at Ferrari 's home race, the Italian Grand Prix, his third victory of the season. After he had fallen behind at the start button, he took over after the pit stops the lead and kept it until the end of the race. A race in Singapore later he won another race with a start - to-finish victory. He managed to Monza for the second time in a row a hat-trick, as he also each scored pole position and the fastest lap of the race. He also scored the first Grand Slam of his career.
At the Grand Prix of Japan followed with a third place a further podium places at which he only the two Red Bull drivers Vettel and Mark Webber had to admit defeat. In the third last race of the season on the new route in Korea Alonso benefited from failures of the Red Bull drivers and won the race for themselves. Before that time, as Webber from world championship leader. After a third place in Brazil, where the Spaniards came again behind the two Red Bull drivers to the finish, Alonso went as World Cup Leading into the last race in Abu Dhabi. As Vettel and Alonso won with a strategic mistake was only seventh, he failed to keep the lead and he was behind Vettel Vice World Champion. Against his teammate Massa (144 points) Alonso put ( 252 points ) in his first season Ferrari clearly through.
At the end of the season he was awarded the DHL Fastest Lap Trophy to the pilot with the most fastest laps.
After a fourth place at the Australian Grand Prix, Alonso was the second race in Malaysia chances of a podium place, as his Ferrari in the race was faster than in qualifying. However, in the duel with the third-placed Hamilton he went on to his vehicle and damaged his front wing. He had to make an extra pit stop and came in sixth place finish. After the race, Alonso was confirmed for the collision with Hamilton with a 20 -second penalty to its placement, however, did not change. At the Turkish Grand Prix Alonso scored his first podium in third - placement of the season. He was the only pilot who could drive the pace of the leading Red Bull drivers. At the next race in Spain succeeded Alonso to take the lead at the start. In the race, his performance, however, took mainly by the change to the harder tire compound, and he came from a lap down in fifth place finish.
In Monaco, Alonso remained consistently in striking distance of the leaders and finally came in second place to the finish. When influenced by rain Canadian Grand Prix he started from the front row of the grid and retired after a collision with Button when he was stuck on a curb. In the eighth race, the Grand Prix of Europe, followed by another second place. A race later, the Grand Prix of Great Britain Alonso scored his first win of the season. In the subsequent Grand Prix in Germany and Hungary, he was the second or third again on the podium. At the Grand Prix of Belgium, he lay for a long time on pedestal - course, but the harder tire compound he was racing against end again undoing and he fell back to fourth place. During Ferrari 's home race in Italy Alonso took over from fourth starting the lead, but lost it after a few rounds and eventually came in third place.
In Japan and India followed with positions two and three two more podium finishes. In the penultimate Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, Alonso was for a few laps in the lead and eventually became a second time in second. At the season finale in Brazil, he was after a good start phase again on pedestal course, but once again the harder tire compound came back to haunt him and was finally fourth. He finished the season in fourth place in the drivers' standings. With a total of ten podium finishes and 257 points, he sat down internally clearer than in 2010 against Massa, who never stood on the podium and had scored 118 points through.
2012 made Alonso again with Massa, Ferrari driving duo. The Ferrari F2012 was early in the season especially problems in a quick round. At the season opener, the Australian Grand Prix, Alonso had to start from twelfth place after a mistake in qualifying. With a good start and a solid performance in the race he finished fifth. A race later, at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Ferrari was not faster than the race before, but Alonso took advantage of the changing weather conditions and won the race with a flawless drive for themselves. He thus secured his first win for Ferrari, the total of 28, his career and thus took the lead in the world championship. At the next race in China, he was this, although again, because the Ferrari was still not in a position to fight for podium finishes, but he drove a as well as in the subsequent race in Bahrain points.
This was followed by the beginning of May a three-day test at Mugello, which was the first test during a season in four years. Ferrari tried out some new features of the cars, which increased the performance of the Ferraris. In the European season, his home race in Spain, Alonso took over from second place starting at the start the lead of the race. However, in the course of the race he fell back after a pit stop behind Pastor Maldonado. Although he unlocked again, but was due to a sudden loss of grip in the final laps no longer able to launch an attack. He came in second place to the finish. A race later in Monaco he made from position five from the start and during the pit stop well one place each and took over with a third place again the lead in the world championship. A race later in Canada, he lost it again. He sat in the race on a one -stop strategy and was in the final phase initially in the lead. However, its tires built from much more than expected and he came in fifth place finish. The next race weekend in Europe, Alonso qualified for the eleventh place, and thus missed the last part of qualifying. At the start, he has already made up some places and worked his way through several overtaking moves forward. He also benefited from the matching strategy and a safety car phase, which brought him within striking distance of the leaders. First, he overtook Grosjean at the restart and took the second place, then he got the lead, as the hitherto clear leader Vettel failed. Alonso thus won his second race of the season and was in the 2012 season's first pilot, who had won two races. With the victory, he again took the lead in the world championship.
A race later in the UK Alonso initially scored the pole position, which was his and Ferrari's first since the Singapore Grand Prix 2010. In the race he led the race most of the rounds. In the final phase, in which he was traveling on the soft tire compound, however, he was overtaken by Webber, who used the hard tire and finally came in second place to the finish. The following Grand Prix in Germany Alonso drove again to the pole position. In the race, he was the most laps in the lead and won. That He scored his 30th Formula 1 win. Two races later in Belgium, he retired after a collision at the start undeserved, were involved in a total of six cars in the first curve. When a week later discharged the Italian Grand Prix he was the victim of a broken rear anti-roll bar, which is why he reached ten grid position in qualifying. Through a chase, he drove in the race against up to second place, but was still repressed in the final rounds of Pérez, who was traveling with fresher tires to third place. A race later in Singapore, he was again third. This was also the 81st podium finish of his career. He overtook in the eternal leaderboard podium Ayrton Senna and took the third place.
In the subsequent Japanese Grand Prix, Alonso fell after a collision with Raikkonen in the starting phase. It was his second loss of the season. A week later he reached Korea in third place, after he had been overtaken by starting fourth from Hamilton in the starting phase. He lost the lead in the world championship to Vettel, who had won the last three races. At the Grand Prix of India Alonso crossed the finish line in second place behind Vettel. From the fifth place starting succeeded him in the early rounds two positions make up and he overtook in the last third of the race, the lying in second place Webber, who had problems with his KERS. A week later he was in Abu Dhabi after a few overtaking second ahead of Vettel. In the subsequent U.S. Grand Prix Alonso reached in qualifying in ninth place and started due to the grid penalties from seventh. After a good start Alonso was on the fourth place. He benefited from a failure Webber and came in third place. He still retained the world title chances. With 13 points behind Vettel Alonso went into the last race of the season, the Brazilian Grand Prix. Starting from seventh Alonso was second, while Vettel finished the race in sixth place. This subject Alonso Vettel at the end of the season with just under 278 to 281 points in the world championship duel and was second overall. Team Intern he sat down once more, even more clearly than in the previous year, with 278 to 122 points and 13 podiums to two against Massa by.
2013 Alonso and Massa at Ferrari remained. At the season opener in Australia Alonso scored from fifth starting the second place. In the second race of the season, the Malaysian Grand Prix, he damaged in the first round of the front wing. Rather than complete a pit stop, Alonso remained on the track. In the second round came off the wing and slid under the car. Thus the race for Alonso was finished. A race later in China Alonso won his 31st Grand Prix in his 200th Formula 1 start. The following week in Bahrain Alonso dropped back with DRS problems and finished eighth.
In the European season in Spain Alonso scored his second and last win of the season from fifth place starting. After a seventh place in Monaco, Alonso took second place in Canada. He had gone from sixth on the grid and worked his way gradually forward. A race later in the UK Alonso made from ninth starting again several positions well and was in third place on the podium again. Three races later, he succeeded in starting from ninth place again a podium placement. He was second in Belgium. This result he repeated at the next race in Italy.
At the following race in Singapore he made from seventh place at the start of four positions well and then chose a different strategy, which he took second place again. In Japan, he came in fourth place and took with it with 1571 points, the record for the most points scored in the Formula 1 World Championship. Due to multiple points of changed systems - 1950 there were 8 points for a win, in 2013 there were 25 points - but this record has little meaning. At the Grand Prix of India he stayed for the second time in the season without points. He came in eleventh place finish after his vehicle was damaged in the first round in collisions with Webber and Button. In this race Vettel decided the World Cup ahead of itself. Alonso was until this race is the only driver who still had theoretical chances for the title alongside Vettel. In the last race of the season in Brazil, he was once again third. Alonso finished the season in second place in the drivers' world championship. With 242 to 112 points, he sat down again well within the team against Massa by.
Overall Alonso taking in the four common Ferrari 42 years to 8 podiums and 1029 to 496 points more than twice as many points as his teammate Massa.
2014 he is with the Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen duo. Raikkonen, who already was Alonso's predecessor in the team, received a two- year contract, replacing Felipe Massa. After the third race Alonso finished fourth in the overall standings.
- On 9 December 2001, he took part in the Race of Champions and was together with Jesús Rubén Xaus Puras and Spain in the team winner of the "Nations Cup".
- In 2005 he was measured at Monza in training at 372 km / h and thus holds the unofficial Formula 1 speed record, for he surpassed so that the official record of Antonio Pizzonia, 2004 which 369.9 km / h was fast.
- In 2007, he was the second driver after Michael Schumacher, who scored more than 100 points each in three consecutive seasons.
- He is the most successful driver of the Renault team and won all drivers' title in Formula 1 history of the team.
- Alonso has scored on all 25 tracks, on which he has finished a race at least a podium placement. Only at the A1- Ring, where it failed in 2001 and 2003, he never stood on the podium.
- He stood apart from his debut year in the Minardi in every season, and thus in eleven consecutive years, always at least once on the podium.
- With the introduction of permanent Formula 1 race numbers for 2014 season Alonso chose the # 14 Alonso wore this number when winning a kart championship on July 14, 1996. At the time Alonso was 14 years old. Since then, he referred to the 14 as a lucky number.
Alonso is 1,71 m tall. His nickname is El Nano, which is a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias. He was from November 2006 to December 2011 with Raquel del Rosario, lead singer of the Spanish band El Sueño de Morfeo, married. His new girlfriend is since 2012 the Russian model Dasha Kapustina. In addition to Spanish Alonso still speaks Italian, French and English.
A hobby Alonso are magic tricks with playing cards, for example, with which he was repeatedly seen in television shows. Another of his hobbies is playing football. He often took part in playing the " Nazionali Piloti " for a good cause, among other things. He is also an honorary member at his favorite football team, the Spanish club Real Madrid.
Alonso lived at the beginning of his career in Oxford, UK. The end of 2006 he moved to Mont- sur-Rolle on Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud in French-speaking part of Switzerland. After his move to Ferrari Alonso lived in 2010 in Lugano, Canton Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, in order to be closer to his employer. From Lugano to the Ferrari factory in Maranello, there are only about three hours by car. After a year in Lugano Alonso but in 2011 returned to his home town of Oviedo. He thus forgoing tax benefits that would have benefited from him in Switzerland.
Since 2005, Alonso official UNICEF ambassador in Spain and is committed to the UNICEF project "Education for Development through Sport ", especially in developing countries. He is considered the ideal candidate for this position because he in Spain's youth enjoys a huge popularity, is synonymous with reliability and work ethic, and was known for his interest in social issues previously.
Furthermore, Alonso is friends with the more -time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. Moreover, it was already time to establish a joint cycling team with him in conversation. In the summer of 2013 plans were announced that Alonso would take over the Basque Euskaltel Euskadi cycling team for the 2014 season. This deal, however, failed in September 2013. In October it was announced that Alonso continues his cycling project called FACT and wants to present to the public in 2014 as part of the Tour de France.
2006 and 2011 he borrowed in the animated films Cars and Cars 2, the Pixar animation studios each with a figure his voice.
Luis Garcia Abad, since the dissolution of the management contract with Flavio Briatore Alonso's manager.
Alonsomanía is a fan phenomenon about Alonso. After he regularly won the first Spaniard in Formula 1 in 2005, the interest in this in Spain increased enormously, which was identified by significantly higher ratings at the Formula 1 race on television. When he first Spaniard ever to win the World Championship on September 25, 2005, it came in his hometown of Oviedo at large celebrations. His fans, who call themselves Alonsistas are to recognize the bright blue and yellow colors, which are the colors of the Asturian flag and also happens to be the team colors of the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team from 2002 to 2006,. Even today you can still see many people with memorabilia in these colors. After his triumph there was in Oviedo, an exhibition in which, among other things, helmets and shoes by Alonso, as well as his race car could be seen. It came to see the exhibition of thousands of fans. Since his move to Ferrari, there are even fan articles of the Italian tradition achievements in Asturian blue to buy. 2011 in his hometown, a leisure complex opened, the. Out of a 1.4 km long kart track, a museum that deals with his career and a 2,500 m² Verkehrssicherheitszentrum is
- 2004: Formula 1 (4th place )
- 2005: Formula 1 (World Champion )
- 2006: Formula 1 (World Champion )
- 2007: Formula 1 ( 3rd place)
- 2008: Formula 1 ( 5th place)
- 2009: Formula 1 ( 9th place)
- 2010: Formula 1 (2nd place)
- 2011: Formula 1 (4th place )
- 2012: Formula 1 (2nd place)
- 2013: Formula 1 (2nd place)
- 2014: Formula 1
Statistics in Formula 1
Status: Bahrain Grand Prix, April 6, 2014
Grand Prix victories
- 2003: Hungary ( Mogyoród )
- 2005: Malaysia ( Sepang )
- 2005: Bahrain ( Sakhir )
- 2005: San Marino ( Imola )
- 2005: Europe ( Nurburg )
- 2005: France ( Magny -Cours )
- 2005: Germany ( Hockenheim )
- 2005 China ( Shanghai)
- 2006: Bahrain ( Sakhir )
- 2006: Australia (Melbourne )
- 2006: Spain ( Barcelona)
- 2006: Monaco ( Monte Carlo )
- 2006: Great Britain ( Silverstone )
- 2006: Canada ( Montréal)
- 2006: Japan ( Suzuka )
- 2007: Malaysia ( Sepang )
- 2007: Monaco ( Monte Carlo )
- 2007: Europe ( Nurburg )
- 2007: Italy (Monza )
- 2008: Singapore ( Singapore)
- 2008: Japan (Fuji )
- 2010: Bahrain ( Sakhir )
- 2010: Germany ( Hockenheim )
- 2010: Italy (Monza )
- 2010: Singapore ( Singapore)
- 2010: Korea ( Yeongam )
- 2011: Great Britain ( Silverstone )
- 2012: Malaysia ( Sepang )
- 2012: Europe ( Valencia)
- 2012: Germany ( Hockenheim )
- 2013: China ( Shanghai)
- 2013: Spain ( Barcelona)
- Most championship points: 1606 [# 1 ]
- Gregor Grant Award: 2003
- Lorenzo Bandini Trophy: 2005
- ASN Trophy ( " Bernie Ecclestone Prize" ): 2005 jointly with Pedro de la Rosa
- International Racing Driver of the Year: 2006
- DHL Fastest Lap Trophy: 2010
- Rider of the year: 2010, 2012
- Johnny Wakefield Trophy: 2010, 2011
- BBC Award for the best start of the season: 2011
- BBC Award for Best overtaking the season: 2013
- Prince of Asturias Awards: 2005 in the category Sports
- Honorary Legionnaire Spain
- International Sport Price: 2011
- Golden Badge of the "Real Automóvil Club" Spain: 2012
- Honorary membership at Real Madrid: 2012
- Honorary ambassador of the Marca España: 2013
- In his hometown of Oviedo, a street was named after him with the " Calle Fernando Alonso Díaz ".