Fernando Alonso: The F1 Hero


Fernando Alonso: The F1 Hero

Fernando Alonso Diaz is a Spain-based racing driver and a former F1 racing driver born on 29th July 1981. He has been successful in grabbing the Formula One World Champion title two times and is regarded as the hero of the sport. Alonso has participated in 17 seasons of F1 and is also known for his accomplishments outside F1. He has led the FIA World Endurance Championship of 2018-19. He has also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018 at his very first attempt. Alonso has also been a winner at 24 Hours of Daytona 2019, post his debut in the year 2018.

Fernando Alonso: The F1 Hero
Fernando Alonso: The F1 Hero

Fernando Alonso Early Life

Alonso was born in a place called Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. He began with his karting sessions when he was just three years old. He won successive championships held in Spain from 1994 to 1997. Fernando was successful in grabbing the title of World Karting Champion in 1996. He debuted in 2001in Formula One racing with Minardi. He then moved on to become a Renault test driver. He received the F1 World Driver’s Champion title in 2005 and 2006 consecutively. The champion titles came to him at an early age of just 24. He then joined hands with McLaren and raced for Scuderia Ferrari for a total of five seasons. This was from 2009 to 2014. It was during this time that he grabbed second positions at the event for continue three years, finishing just after Sebastian Vettel. He went on to win eleven Grand Prix’s.

Fernando Alonso: The F1 Hero
Fernando Alonso: The F1 Hero

Struggles

Alonso made his first move in the field of motor racing at the kart wheel that his father bought for his sister. He is a two-time F1 world champion possessing the recognition of racing for Renault, Ferrari, and McLaren. Post finishing at the twelfth position in his debut Grand Prix season, he failed to win any point during the season and moved to Renault. After serving as a test driver for Renault, he graduated to a senior position in 2003. The training and experience that he had acquired over time helped him in grabbing 55 points and in finishing 6th at the F1 season held in Hungary. Later on, he moved on to accomplish the second position in around 13 Grand Prix events out of the 18 he participated in. It was a tumultuous and brief spell with McLaren before Alonso returned to Renault. However, he failed to garner success at this time. He joined the Ferrari team in 2010 and emerged as a winner once again at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso’s Experience With Karting

In the field of karting, Alonso won all the right races that he took part in during the year 1988. He consistently performed well at karting and won the Karting Championship in Spain in 1993. Post two years, he grabbed the third position in World Championship and also won the Junior World Championship title in the year 1996.

It was only because of his success at karting that Fernando Alonso was spotted as a good F1 driver by Adrian Campos – an F1 driver himself. It was Adrian who gave Fernando the chance to test himself at the racing car in 1998.

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