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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso - Two-time Formula 1 World Champion

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    ROC Nations Cup

Birth Date: 29 July 1981

Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Fernando Alonso is one of the superstars of modern-day Formula 1, one of only two multiple world champions on the grid. He has single-handedly rejuvenated interest in the sport in Spain.

The Spaniard took his titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006 at a time when the sport’s tyre war was at its hottest. The Michelin-clad Renaults disposed of all-comers both years, including Michael Schumacher’s Bridgestone-shod Ferrari.

The son of an explosives mechanic, Alonso is not afraid of fireworks either. His outspoken personality has led to plenty of controversy down the years. His switch to McLaren alongside rookie Lewis Hamilton in 2007 showed just what happens when you put two alpha-males in a confined space.

Now firmly established at Ferrari, Alonso endeared himself to the tifosi by winning the first race of his Maranello career, the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix. He added four more victories but lost the title at the final race.

Alonso’s highlight at The Race Of Champions came when he won the ROC Nations Cup for Spain in 2001.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Formula 1 world champion in 2005 and 2006
  • Over 25 grand prix victories
  • Took his first win at the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2009: Took sole podium for Renault in Singapore

2008: Two wins for Renault

2007: Equal second in the world championship with four wins

2005: Won the Prince of Asturias award

2003: Became the then youngest driver to win a grand prix in Hungary

2003: Became the then youngest driver to take a pole position in Malaysia

2002: Renault F1 test driver

2001: Made F1 debut for Minardi at the Australian Grand Prix

2000: Took 4th place in F3000 for Team Astromega, including one win

1999: Took title in his first year in the Euro Open Movistar by Nissan series

 

THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Years contested: 2001 & 2002

2001: Won ROC Nations Cup alongside Jesus Puras and Ruben Xaus

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