Fernando Alonso Díaz (born 29 July 1981 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain (age 37)) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion who is currently racing for Scuderia Ferrari.

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 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 Driver's 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, and in 2010, he joined Scuderia Ferrari.

Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias, his place of birth, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Alonso also had become the youngest driver to win a pole position and Grand Prix respectively in the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, before both records were broken by Sebastian Vettel in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.

Formula One statisticsEdit

This page is accurate up to the 2013 Indian Grand Prix .

Races 214 (213 starts)
Championships 2 (2005, 2006)
Wins 32
Podiums 94
Points 1,571
Poles 22
Fastest laps 20
First race 2001 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last win 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 2013 Indian Grand Prix
Last season 2012
Last position 2nd (278 pts)

Formula One recordsEdit

Currently heldEdit

Record Number Achieved
Most championship career points 1,571 2013 Japanese Grand Prix
Wins at the Bahrain Grand Prix 3 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Most consecutive top two finishes from the start of the season[1] 9 Bahrain 2006Canada 2006

Currently part ofEdit

Record Number Shared with Achieved
Fewest points between first and third in the World Championship 1 point between Kimi Räikkönen (110 pts.)
and Fernando Alonso (109 pts.)
Most championship leader changes in a season 10 times Fernando Alonso,
Felipe Massa,
Jenson Button,
Mark Webber,
Lewis Hamilton,
Mark Webber,
Lewis Hamilton,
Mark Webber,
Fernando Alonso,
Sebastian Vettel
Most championship contenders going into the final race of the season 4 drivers Fernando Alonso,
Mark Webber,
Sebastian Vettel,
Lewis Hamilton
Most World Champions competing in a season 6 champions Sebastian Vettel (2010, 2011),
Jenson Button (2009),
Lewis Hamilton (2008),
Kimi Räikkönen (2007),
Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006),
Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Most different race winners in consecutive races from first race of the season 7 Jenson Button (2012 Australian Grand Prix),
Fernando Alonso (2012 Malaysian Grand Prix),
Nico Rosberg (2012 Chinese Grand Prix),
Sebastian Vettel (2012 Bahrain Grand Prix),
Pastor Maldonado (2012 Spanish Grand Prix),
Mark Webber (2012 Monaco Grand Prix),
Lewis Hamilton (2012 Canadian Grand Prix)
Race with most World Champions finishing in the first positions top 5 Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
Michael Schumacher.

Fernando Alonso
Kimi Räikkönen
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button.

2011 Italian Grand Prix

2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Previously heldEdit

Record Number Achieved Next record holder Current record holder
Youngest pole sitter 21 years and 236 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel (21 years, 72 days)
Youngest driver to set the fastest lap time in an official Grand Prix session 21 years and 236 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix Robert Kubica (21 years, 93 days) Sebastian Vettel (19 years, 53 days)
Youngest race leader, for at least one lap 21 years and 237 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel (20 years, 89 days)
Youngest driver to score a podium finish 21 years and 237 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel (21 years, 73 days)
Youngest driver to set fastest lap 21 years and 321 days 2003 Canadian Grand Prix Nico Rosberg (20 years, 258 days)
Youngest Grand Prix winner 22 years and 26 days 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel (21 years, 73 days)
Youngest World Driver's Champion 24 years and 58 days 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton
(23 years, 300 days)
Sebastian Vettel
(23 years, 134 days)
Youngest Double World Driver's Champion 25 years and 85 days 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel (24 years, 98 days)


Fernando Alonso's driver page on Wikipedia

Notes and referencesEdit