Fernando Alonso Profile
Fernando Alonso is a Spanish F1 driver, two-time World Champion and is considered one of the greatest drivers the sport has ever seen.
Alonso made his debut in 2001 for Minardi before moving to Renault in 2002 as a test driver. In 2003, he earned a full-time seat with the team, and broke records for youngest pole-sitter and winner in that campaign.
In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Drivers’ titles, beating Kimi Raikkonen for his first and then the great Michael Schumacher for his second in two epic campaigns.
He moved to McLaren in 2007 but was there for just one year, with Raikkonen pipping him and Lewis Hamilton to the title.
Two unsuccessful seasons followed back at Renault before he joined Ferrari in 2010 and took the title fight to the final race, though it would be Sebastian Vettel to take the spoils.
Alonso came close again in 2012, again to be denied by Vettel, and left Ferrari at the end of 2014 to make a surprise return to McLaren.
Problems with the power of the Honda engine led to Alonso leaving the sport in 2018, with him trying new motorsport genres such as endurance racing, IndyCar and the Dakar Rally, before it was announced in 2020 he’d return for 2021 with Alpine.
Back in the sport, Alonso is looking to help the team, formerly his old Renault side, head into 2022 and F1’s new era on a positive footing…
Here’s everything you need to know about Fernando Alonso:
July 29th, 1981
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Alonso’s net worth is valued at $240million.
Alonso’s yearly salary is $20million.
Alonso is dating journalist Andrea Schlager.
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