Fernando Alonso is a Spanish professional racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 2005 and 2006, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) World Endurance Championship in the 2018–19 season, the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 2018 and 2019, and the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in 2019. Owing to his mastery of such varied racing codes, he is considered as one of the most versatile and successful drivers in motorsport history. Fernando won the coveted ‘Lorenzo Bandini Trophy’ in 2005 and has been inducted into the ‘FIA Hall of Fame’ twice, in 2017 for being a Formula One World Champion and in 2019 for being an FIA World Endurance Champion. He has also served as a ‘UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador’.

Sun Sign

Leo

Residence

He splits his time between Oviedo, Asturias, Spain and Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland.

Car Number

  • 14 (Formula One)
  • 8 (FIA World Endurance Championship)

Formula One Teams

Fernando has raced for –

  • European Minardi F1 Team (2001)
  • Mild Seven Renault F1 Team (2002-2006)
  • Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (2007)
  • ING Renault F1 Team (2008-2009)
  • Scuderia Ferrari (2010-2014)
  • McLaren Honda (2015-2017)
  • McLaren F1 Team (2018)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Tousled hair
  • Sports a rugged beard
  • Affable smile
  • Has a ‘Samurai’ tattoo on his back

Brand Endorsements

Fernando has endorsed brands such as –

  • Banco Santander
  • Cajastur
  • TAG Heuer
  • Europcar
  • Silestone
  • Liberbank
  • ING
  • Chandon
  • Adidas
  • Kimoa

Fernando Alonso Facts

  1. In 2005, Fernando became the first Spaniard to ever win the Formula One World Championship. The following year, he became the youngest driver to win 2 Formula One titles.
  2. He also won the Race of Champions Nations Cup in 2001 for Team Spain with rally driver Jesús Puras and motorcyclist Rubén Xaus.
  3. In 2014, after a new FIA regulation, he chose the number 14 for his car as he had won the ‘World Karting Championship’ on July 14, 1996, at the age of 14.
  4. In 2019, he became the first driver to be inducted into the ‘FIA Hall of Fame’ twice.
  5. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

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Facts of Fernando Alonso Díaz

  • Gender Male
  • full nameFernando Alonso Díaz
  • nicknamesTeflonso, Magic Alonso, El Nano, Nandito, Ferro
  • birthplaceOviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Date of Birth July 29, 1981
  • Age 40 years 4 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundSpanish
  • nationalitySpanish
  • religionAgnostic Atheism
  • net worth$240 million
  • professionProfessional Racing Driver
  • weight68 kg or 150 lbs
  • height5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorHazel
  • body type / buildAthletic
  • motherAna Díaz
  • fatherJosé Luis Alonso
  • sistersLorena Alonso Díaz

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