|Birth ( Age )
||29 July 1981
||Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
||Professional Formula One Racer
|Wife / Girlfriend
||Raquel del Rosario
||Felipinho Massa ( Son )
||José Luis Alonso
||Ana Maria Diaz Martinez
||$ 240 million ( estimated)
Fernando Alonso Diaz is a Spanish racing driver currently racing for Alpine in Formula One. He won the series' World Drivers' Championship in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, having also driven for McLaren, Ferrari and Minardi. With Toyota, Alonso won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, in 2018 and 2019, and therefore the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018–19. In 2019, he won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing.
Early Life and Family : Alonso was born on 29 July 1981 to a working-class family in Oviedo, Asturias, Northern Spain. he's the son of the mine shaft explosives factory mechanic and amateur kart driver José Luis Alonso, and his wife, the emporium employee Ana Díaz. Alonso has an elder sister, Lorena, who may be a doctor.
He was educated at the Holy guardian spirit grade school (Spanish: Santo Ángel de la Guarda) in Oviedo from 1985 to 1995 under the essential Education System (Spanish: Educación General Básica). Alonso attended the Institute Leopoldo Alas Clarín of San Lazaro until his career in motor racing caused him to go away during his Curso de Orientación Universitaria in 2000.
He was granted a permit to review faraway from school, after he disobeyed his mother's orders and rarely attended classes. He achieved an honest academic performance by asking his classmates for notes and was unproblematic.
Personal Life : From November 2006 to December 2011, Alonso was married to Raquel del Rosario, the lead singer of the Spanish pop band, El Sueño de Morfeo. Since then he has been in relationships with four different women. Alonso supports the important Madrid and Real Oviedo football teams, and speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish. He features a samurai tattoo on his back to point out muscle strength, intelligence and force of will inspired by the 18th century spiritual guide Hagakure.
Professional Career : Aged 17, Alonso made his auto racing debut within the 1999 Euro Open by Nissan with Campos Motorsport, winning the title from Manuel Gião at the ultimate race of the season with six wins and nine pole positions. For 2000, he progressed to the higher-tier International Formula 3000 Championship with the Minardi-backed Team Astromega, after a sponsorship agreement with driver Robert Lechner fell through. Alonso finished second at the Hungaroring and won the season-ending round at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for fourth overall with 17 points
Cesare Fiorio, the sports director, gave Alonso a test during a Formula One car at the Circuito de Jerez in December 1999 as a part of the Euro Open by Nissan's organising company RPM agreement to offer its series champion a chance to check at a better level. He was Minardi's test and reserve driver in 2000 before joining its race team in 2001. during a non-competitive car, Alonso's best results of the season was a tenth-place finish within the German Grand Prix and scored no points for 23rd overall.
He signed a contract extension with Renault for 2006 in April 2005. Bookmakers installed Alonso because the favourite to retain the Drivers' Championship. His primary competition was Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher. Alonso won six of the primary nine races and finished no less than second to steer the championship with 84 out of a possible 90 points. An Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA; Formula One's governing body)-imposed ban on Renault's tuned mass damper device to slow Alonso and a rise of development into Schumacher's Ferrari for competitiveness saw the 2 tied on points entering the season's penultimate round, the japanese Grand Prix .
McLaren and second stint with Renault : He and McLaren team owner Ron Dennis met secretly in Japan after Dennis talked to Alonso about driving for the team within the future and Alonso expressed interest within the idea. Both men agreed to a three-year contract for Alonso to drive for McLaren ranging from 2007. Alonso's contract with Renault expired on 31 December 2006, and he wasn't granted an early release for sponsorship reasons.
Drive for Ferrari : He agreed with Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo to drive for Ferrari in 2009, but team principal Jean Todt extended the contracts of both Felipe Massa and Räikkönen to 2010. Alonso obtained a mid-2009 agreement to drive for Ferrari from 2011 on but it had been moved to 2010 after Renault were investigated for race fixing in Singapore and Räikkönen was released from the team. McLaren's Hamilton and Button and Red Bull's of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were Alonso's main championship competition. He won five races that season and entered the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix leading by eight points after being 47 behind mid-season following errors. Alonso finished runner-up to Vettel after he was unable to pass Renault's Vitaly Petrov following a technique error by Ferrari.
Endorsements and philanthropy : Alonso has done business with Banco Santander, Cajastur, TAG Heuer, Europcar, Silestone, Liberbank, ING, Chandon, and Adidas. he's the founder and brand ambassador of the style retailer Kimoa, and intended to determine the Fernando Alonso Cycling Team to compete in UCI events in 2015 before the project did not materialise. As a results of Alonso's endorsement money and Formula One salary, he has been listed together of the world's highest-paid athletes by Forbes per annum from 2012 to 2018. He supported UNICEF's anti-cyberbullying campaign in November 2017. Alonso founded the Fundación Fernando Alonso (English: Fernando Alonso Foundation) in 2007 to market motor racing and road safety education.
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