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Fernando Alonso

By Jay
January 23 2010

Fernando Alonso is a 2xWDC F1 Driver hailing from Spain. Born on July 29, 1981, this Spaniard has an illustrious career in motorsports. He won his first Formula-1 Driverís Championship in 2005, and was the youngest F1 Champion. With back to back Championship Title in 2006, he became the youngest double champion in the history of F1. He started his F1 career in 2001 with Minardi.

 

Top Achievements (other series)

  • Karting Champion (junior category) from 1993-96
  • Junior Word Cup in 1996
  • Spanish and Italian Inter-A championship 1997
  • Spanish Inter-A championship 1998
  • Spanish Euro Open championship 1999

Formula-1

  • 6th position in F1 Championship 2003, with Renault
  • 4th position in F1 Championship 2004, with Renault
  • 1st position in F1 Championship 2005, with Renault
  • 1st position in F1 Championship 2006, with Renault
  • 3rd position in F1 Championship 2007, with McLaren

Notable performances

  • 2005, Australian GP, started near the back due to rain in qualifying, but managed to finish 3rd in the race.
  • 2006, Qualified 7th at the Malaysian GP, but finished 2nd in race.
  • 2006, held back Schumacher at the Turkish GP to gain valuable points with 2nd position.

 

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