Knowledge Identifier: +Fernando_Alonso
Category: Auto racing
Born in 1981.
Countries: United Kingdom (21%), Italy (11%), (11%)
Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, McLaren, Minardi, Formula One Group
Hungarian Grand Prix - Other notable occasions in Budapest include first Grand Prix wins for Damon Hill in 1993, Fernando Alonso , the first Grand Prix winner from Spain, who became the youngest ever driver to win a GP, Jenson Button in an incident-packed race in 2006 and Heikki Kovalainen in 2008, the latter of whom was the 100th Grand Prix winner
He won three consecutive karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997, and he became world karting champion in 1996
This design is an original design helmet from when Alonso joined Minardi in the 2001 season, with the difference that he wore a blue color with dark blue shades, and gradually changed to light blue and finally blue typical Asturias in 2004
A month later it was confirmed that Massa was going to take the vacant Sauber seat for 2002
In 2003 Briatore dropped Button and put Alonso in the second seat alongside Jarno Trulli
Spanish Grand Prix - Since 2003 the race has been well attended thanks to success of Fernando Alonso
Jacques Villeneuve - With the cars so much faster than in 2003, he found it difficult to adapt, and with an up and coming Fernando Alonso as team-mate his task was made all the more difficult
Lotus F1 - In both 2005 and 2006, Fernando Alonso won the drivers' championship with the team, and the team won the constructors' championship
Japanese Grand Prix - At the 2006 event Schumacher led until an engine failure virtually ended his chances of an eighth championship, which went to Spaniard Fernando Alonso
Juan Pablo Montoya - Montoya started his 2006 season learning that the 2005 F1 Champion Fernando Alonso had been contracted by McLaren-Mercedes for the 2007 season
Sao Paulo (state) - The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso won the 2006 drivers championship at this circuit by coming second in the race
The design is turned upside down again when he moved to McLaren in 2007
Mercedes-Benz C-Class - During the 2007 sedan launch, Mercedes-Benz started the 'C-for Yourself' campaign developed by BBDO France, featuring online campaign with a new 360-degree soft configurator, a host and interactive films; A 30-/40-second television commercial with new Formula 1 world champion race car driver Fernando Alonso as brand ambassador
Alonso was linked with several teams for the 2008 season after his split with McLaren
Nelson Piquet, Jr. - The 2008 season saw Piquet promoted to the Renault Formula One race team to drive alongside returning double World Champion Fernando Alonso
Flavio Briatore - At the time, Piquet Jr. described the crash as a simple mistake; however, shortly after his acrimonious departure from Renault and criticism of Briatore nearly a year later in August 2009, allegations surfaced that he had deliberately crashed to help Renault team mate Fernando Alonso, who went on to win the race
Nelson Piquet, Jr. - In August 2009 after Piquet Jr. left the Renault F1 team, allegations surfaced that Piquet Jr. had deliberately crashed his car at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, in order to benefit team-mate Fernando Alonso who went on to win the race
Renault in Formula One - Renault had been suspended for one race due to the incident involving Fernando Alonso's wheel not being fitted properly in the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, however this has been overturned on appeal following a decision from the FIA on 17 August 2009
Italian Grand Prix - Vettel won in 2011, after a spectacular pass at the Curva Grande, passing Fernando Alonso on the outside of the big, long curve
Stefano Domenicali - Then came the 2012 season, which saw Fernando Alonso just missing out on the title, despite having a largely uncompetitive car
Robert Kubica - In August 2012, Kubica's friend Fernando Alonso suggested that any return from Kubica would be 'uncertain'
Pirelli - In October 2013 Fernando Alonso complained that "the quality of the tyres is very on the limit", and that they "will not do 5km"
Paolo Bettini - He left this role in 2014 to work with Fernando Alonso on his new cycling team in preparation for its launch in 2015
Stoffel Vandoorne - On 31 March 2016, it was announced Vandoorne would be replacing regular driver Fernando Alonso at the Bahrain Grand Prix after the Spaniard was ruled unfit to drive following a major accident in the previous round
Johnny Herbert - On 2 April 2016 he suggested that Fernando Alonso should retire from F1, after which Alonso hit back at him during a live broadcast by suggesting that Herbert "is now a commentator, because he is not a world champion"
Alonso was partnered with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne for the 2017 season
Jenson Button - However it was confirmed on 14th April that Button will replace Fernando Alonso for the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, after Alonso decided to compete in the Indy 500 which is run on the same weekend in May. The appearance is expected to be a one-off and Alonso will return to partner Stoffel Vandoorne for the subsequent races
For the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona Alonso used a design similar to the Indianapolis 500 and United States Grand Prix, using a white background instead of black and without the stripes across the front