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The name Fernando Alonso is synonymous with Formula One racing.

Fernando Alonso is a Spanish driver who is one of the most accomplished in the history of the sport. He is a two time two world championship who has won, 32 race wins, and has 97 podium finishes to his name.

In this article, we will take a closer look at Fernando Alonso and his early life.

Fernando Alonso – The Old Man Of F1 – Personal Life

Let’s discuss Fernando Alonso’s personal life.

Fernando Alonso’s Family

Fernando was born on 29 July 1981OviedoAsturias, situated in Northern Spain. His family was middle class working people.

Fernando’s dad (José Luis Alonso) was a mine shaft explosives factory mechanic.

He has an elder sister names Lorena, who is a doctor.

Fernando Alonso Wife

Alessandra Ambrosio

Fernando married Russian-born Swiss Supermodel, Raquel del Rosario in 2006.

Unfortunately the marriage ended in 2011.

Fernando Alonso Girlfriends

Andrea Schlager
Andrea Schlager

Alonso has a reputation for having a successful dating life, and his girlfriends are rumored to be frequent and regularly changing.

Until recently Fernando was in a relationship with sports journalist Andrea Schlager.

The 39-year-old Austrian covers Formula 1 on behalf of ServusTV and she also covers MotoGP and tennis tournaments.

In the beginning of April 2023 the couple announced that they have broken up. They remain friends.

Fernado Alonso’s Schooling

Fernando attended school (Junior and Senior) at the Holy Guardian Angel Primary School between 1985 to 1995.

He attended the Institute Leopoldo Alas Clarín of San Lazaro.

At school Fernado was already pushing the boundaries.

  • He was granted a permit to study away from school after it was found out that he rebelled against his mother and seldom attended classes.
  • His academic performance was good .
  • He apparently achieved this by getting notes from his classmates.

How Old Is Fernando

Fernando Alonso age is 41 years old (born on 29 July 1981.)

How Much Does Fernando Alonso Weigh?

Fernando Alonso weighs 68lkg.

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How Tall Is Alonso

Fernando Alonso is 1.71m tall.

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Fernando Alonso – Early Career

His dad decided karting was a sport the whole family could enjoy.

He chose to build a kart. 

He began racing go-karts at the age of three and quickly showed his talent.

The local racing federation issued him a kart racing license.

At the age of 14, he won the Spanish karting championship and began his professional racing career in 1999, at the age of 18, in the Euro Open by Nissan series.


In 2000, Alonso moved up to Formula 3000 and he won his first race in that series in 2003 and impressed the Formula One teams with his speed and consistency.

Fernando Alonso F1

He made is F1 debut as a reserve driver.

Fernando Alonso Minardi

In August 2003, he made his Formula One debut with the Minardi team at the Hungarian Grand Prix, finishing in eleventh place.

Despite the uncompetitive car, Alonso showed his talent and was signed by the Renault team for the following season.

Fernando Alonso Renault (2003 – 2006)

Alonso joined Renault in 2003 as a test driver and was promoted to a race seat for the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix. In 2004, he won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Formula One race at the time. He finished the season in fourth place in the championship, with a total of 59 points.

The following year, Alonso won his first world championship. He won seven races and finished on the podium 15 times in 19 races, finishing the season with a total of 133 points, 21 more than his closest rival, Kimi Raikkonen. In 2006, Alonso successfully defended his world championship, winning seven races and finishing on the podium 11 times.

Fernando Alonso Mclaren (2007)

At Mclaren With Lewis Hamilton

In 2007, Alonso moved to McLaren, but the season was marred by controversy.

Alonso clashed with his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, and with the team management.

He finished the season in third place, behind Hamilton and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

The Second Time At Renault (2008 – 2009)

Alonso returned to Renault in 2008, but the team was no longer competitive, and he finished the season in fifth place.

Fernando Alonso Ferrari (2010 – 2014)

At Ferrari

In 2010, Alonso moved to Ferrari, one of the most successful teams in Formula One history. He finished the season as runner-up to Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, winning five races and finishing on the podium 10 times. The following year, he led the championship for most of the season, but lost out to Vettel in the final race. In 2012, Alonso had one of his best seasons, winning three races and finishing on the podium 13 times, but again lost out to Vettel in the championship.

Alonso’s time at Ferrari was marked by his incredible consistency and ability to get the most out of an underperforming car. He finished in the top five in the championship every year he was at the team, even when the car was not competitive.

Fernando Alonso Alpine (2015 – 2018)

In 2015, Alonso returned to Renault (now known as Alpine) but again found himself in an uncompetitive car. He announced his retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2018 season

Fernando Alonso’s Career Between F1

Between 2018 and his return Fernando Alonso drove in the following series

  • IndyCar Series
  • Indianapolis 500 (Fernando Alonso Indy 500)
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
  • 24 Hours of Daytona
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans results
  • Dakar Rally

The following lists the results of his racing career between 2018 and 2021.

SeriesYearTeam (Chassis)Result
IndyCar Series2017McLarenHondaAndretti47th
IndyCar Series2019McLaren RacingDNQ
IndyCar Series2020Arrow McLaren SP18th
Indianapolis 5002017McLarenHondaAndretti24th
Indianapolis 5002019McLaren RacingDNQ
Indianapolis 5002020McLarenHondaAndretti21st
Weathertech Sportscar2018United Autosports58th
Weathertech Sportscar2019Konica Minolta Cadillac17th
24 Hours of Daytona2018United Autosports38th
24 Hours of Daytona2019Konica Minolta Cadillac1st
IA World Endurance Champs2018Toyota Gazoo Racing1st
24 Hours of Le Mans results2018 Toyota Gazoo Racing1st
24 Hours of Le Mans results2019 Toyota Gazoo Racing1st
Dakar Rally2020Toyota13th

Fernando Alonso F1 Return To Alpine (2021 – 2022)

Fernando Alonso at Alpine

Alonso returned to the sport in 2021 driving for the Alpine team.

Alonso’s return to Formula One in 2021 was highly anticipated, and he showed that he had lost none of his speed or skill. He scored his first points of the season at the fifth race in Monaco, finishing sixth, and scored his first podium of the season.

Fernando Alonso Aston Martin (2023 – ?)

Fernando Alonso Aston Martin

For the 2023 season Fernando Alonso has joined the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team.

Based in his pace during the first test there are high hopes that Aston Martin has found its Mojo and may be in a position to challenge Mercedes for third place.

Fernando Alonso Net Worth

While it is challenging to ascertain an exact figure due to the fluctuating nature of his investments and endorsements, it is estimated that Alonso’s net worth currently stands at a staggering $220 million.

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Fernando Alonso Salary

Fernando is reputed to earn $5,000,000 from his contract with Aston Martin.

This is a base salary. The earnings can dramatically increase if he has a successful year with, podium finishes or a championship win.

Fernando Alonso Cars

Read our Indepth article discussing Fernando Alonso’s amazing car collection – link

Fernando Alonso Helmet

Alonso helmet

Replicas of Fernandos helmets are available at the following link

Fernando Alonso Tattoo

Alonso tattoo

Most of Fernando’s tattoo is on his back.

The Spaniard and two-time title winner was inspired by the “Hagakure”, inspired by the spiritual guide for the warrior written by 18th century samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

How Tall Is Fernando Alonso?

Fernando is 1,71 m high which makes him one of the shortest drivers in F1. The only drivers who are shorter are.

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Fernando Alonso Documentary

A fascinating documentary about Fernando’s time at Ferrari is available below.

Fernando Alonso Cars 2

In the Spanish version of the animated movie “Cars 2” Fernando acts (speaks) as a race car that Lightning McQueen meets at the World Grand Prix welcome

Link to movie info.

Which Sport Is Fernando Alonso Famous For?

He is a two time Formula One series world champion.

He has won 32 races, and has achieved 97 podium finishes.

Does Alonso Have A Social Media Account?

Fernando’s Instagram account can be found at the following link



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By Jonny Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jonny Noble I’m a dedicated F1 Writer – and I’ve Been One for Over Four Decades, I’ve been intimately immersed in the world of Formula One for more than 44 years. That’s longer than most professional commentators can boast! As an independent writer, I offer a unique perspective on the entire F1 landscape, free from biases that might cloud the discussion. We dive deep into the exhilarating, frustrating, and captivating facets of the F1 universe. So, regardless of my amateur status, one thing is undeniable: four decades of dedicated F1 fandom have forged strong opinions worth exploring!

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