After a difficult start to the season, we have overcome our difficulties and constantly improved our performancesReport: Alonso staying with Renault Nov 05, 2008
The start was probably the most exciting part of the raceAlonso wins Japanese Grand Prix Oct 12, 2008
Since I was a boy I had always wanted to drive for McLaren, but sometimes in life things do not work outAlonso to leave Team McLaren Nov 02, 2007
First of all I'd like to dedicate this victory to Eduoard MichelinAlonso wins the Monaco Grand Prix May 28, 2006
The car has been quick all weekend, and pole position gives me a solid base for Sunday's raceAlonso wins pole in French Grand Prix Jul 04, 2004
Fernando Alonso Díaz (born 29 July 1981) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion, who is currently racing for Ferrari.
On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion. Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias, his place of birth, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
Fernando Alonso was born in Oviedo, Asturias in northern Spain. His mother worked in a department store and his father was employed as a mechanic in an explosives factory near Oviedo. Alonso has an older sister, Lorena. Alonso's father José Luis, an amateur kart racer, wanted to pass on his passion to his children. He built a kart, originally meant for eight-year-old Lorena, but unlike her three-year-old brother, she showed no interest in the sport.