Know Biography Of Fernando Alonso, Chronology And Past Results
Fernando Alonso Diaz was born on July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, son of Jose Luis Alonso, at the time industrial master and now sporting director Adrian Campos Motorsport and Ana Diaz, assistant to the English Court in the Asturian capital.Has a sister five years older, Lorena and she is in medical profession.
Despite his short career, Alonso already has a curriculum that surpasses the intensity and earliness of the great champions. After three years, his father gave him a kart he had built himself. The Chubby Alonso became infatuated with the “toy” and started to become familiar with the smell of fuel. That same year he won his first race and organized by a shopping center and with the participation of children who almost twice his age. That gave him courage to continue driving as he left the school, always guarded by his father, who was already aware of the innate qualities that his son had for the pilot. He devoted all his spare time to the child, despite receiving an offer to join Celta Vigo goalkeeper, a position he played at a young age.
A precocious talent
From four years to fourteen (1985-1995) he studied at the College Holy Guardian Angel in Oviedo, where he attended elementary and GBS. Later he attended the Instituto Leopoldo Alas Clarin de San Lazaro, where he remained until 2000, when it dropped out because sports commitments prevented him from further study, so that did not even finish the COU.
With seven years in 1988 Alonso won his first official race karts, children’s Asturias proclaimed champion after winning eight races that comprised the event. By then he held for three years the mandatory official license of the Spanish Federation. In it the buck recognizes that is fully aware of their actions and will abide by all standards. All fake of course.
His projection was brilliant, from city to city and from circuit to circuit, with an old Peugeot driven by his father, while the other competitors came in Mercedes or BMW. His father was a mechanic and advisor. In 1989 they won the karting de Asturias and Galicia. The next year and should compete in cadet category, which for a modest family became prohibitive, “I bought a first-hand kart and should take care to eighteen years. We had to start racing in Europe and I had no money to cope with the many costs “, has confessed to his father. When they had decided to withdraw to the despair of the boy of eleven years came the “miracle.” Marco Genis appeared, importer of karts, which took a fancy to the boy’s qualities, to the point where it premiered in each race a kart and Marcos getting sponsors for travel or he put the money in your pocket.
In the cadet category they won the Asturias and the Basque Country in 1991, which was runner-up in Spain because he could not participate in some races. In 1993 and 1994 and won two separate championships in Spain in the junior category, which served as a passport to participate later in the World Championship.
Thus with a salary of 100,000 pesetas per month to fourteen years,arrived at the World Karting. It was his first and went and the podium as third place, ahead of another newcomer, its competitor in Formula 1 Kimi Raikkonen. We are in 1995. At the end of that year successfully tested a Toyota. The brand offered to take the Formula 1 Championship next year, but Fernando, advised by his father, refused because economic conditions were ridiculous.
In 1996, it continued disputing karting races, and that year was proclaimed champion of Spain, Summer Trophy in Italy, the Marlboro Grand Prix and, more importantly, world champion in junior category. In 1997 he competed in the International category A, which was proclaimed champion of Spain, Italy and Europe.
In 1998, even in the same category was the new champion of Spain, and also won the Trophy Paris-Bercy on Industry in Italy and the Ford Open. Then another figure appeared on stage in the race fundamental Fernando, Valencia’s former driver in Formula 1 Minardi Campos, who would be its shadow and manager.
The making of a champion
Alonso Campos knew since he was a kid and followed his career carefully without noticing that the person concerned. For 1999 he signed as a replacement for Marc Gene in the formula Nissan single-seater, a tournament designed for drivers speed, not brands. Alonso got pole position 9, 8 and 6 victory laps, giving him the championship Euro Open Movistar. He had no passport and with only seventeen flying in circuits over 250 miles per hour. He took just turned eighteen, driving a Renault Megane curiously. The professor warned that tests out faster, because in practical classes was too slow.
Alonso with his first title of cars under his arm should continue to progress, and the natural step was the 3000 formula, which in 2000, the year of his debut, scored his first victory at the Belgian Grand Prix and was second in Hungary as part of the team Astromega. This successful debut established him as a promise of Formula 1, which debuted after serving as a test for Minardi, the team less competitive “in the Grand Prix of Australia, 2001. Yet he made the most out of the car, nine races and finishing well above and Tarso Marques assiduously to his teammate.
After the experience with Minardi, Flavio Briatore, owner of Renault, which had signed for five years, called him Minardi where he was assigned to exercise throughout the year 2002 as a test of the French, with more than satisfactory results .
In 2003 he was already an official driver for Renault, a brand more competitive but still far short of the Ferrari, Williams or McLaren. It soon established itself as the revelation of the championship, especially after that on March 22, becoming the youngest driver to achieve pole position in the Malaysian Grand Prix, where it was on its third, was the first Spanish rider to the podium. Got that pole at 21 years, 7 months and 22 days, far outpacing who holds the record, Rubens Barrichello (22 years, 3 months and 5 days) or champions Jackie Ickx (23 years, 8 months and 3 days) Ayrton Senna (25 years 1 month) and Michael Schumacher (25 years, 4 months and 12 days).
Throughout the campaign would highlight again with a runner in the Grand Prix of Spain held at Montmelo, but especially in the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he won with authority and was crowned at the top of Formula 1 sacándole 26, 6 seconds to his nearest rival, Kimi Raikkonen, and doubling none other than world champion Michael Schumacher. With 22 years and 26 days Alonso went into the history of Formula 1 to be the youngest to achieve victory, surpassing the record of Troy Ruttman (22 years and 80 days) and Bruce McLaren (22 years and 104 days) who won in 1952 and 1959.
All this success led to Fernando Alonso finished the championship in a creditable sixth place, down from Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Without doubt, was the revelation of the season and all to think that next year would be its final consolidation.
Nevertheless, throughout the 2004 World once again proved unbeatable Schumacher and Alonso finished the season without being able to raise with no success. In the retina of many fans are, but their big races driving like a true champion and achieved podium finishes in the various circuits in France, Austria, England and Hungary. Thus, the Spanish rider continued to stress and remained in fourth place in the world championship with 59 points.
Finally, in 2005, comes the consolidation of Fernando Alonso and Formula 1 driver. This season is the most important Spanish motorsport to date being the first in a national pilot is very close to becoming World Champion in the specialty. It was a year truly spectacular for Alonso, who since the preseason has been able to lay the foundations of this great triumph.
The first tests of the 2005 season and Fernando showed a particularly strong as the great rival Michael Schumacher and very well supported by his team: Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella Renault left became his new partner.Also your new car R-25 helped the pilot with dramatic changes over the last year’s car, essentially a more powerful engine and aerodynamic improvements to the chassis to fit the rules of the FIM.
His superb leadership has allowed Fernando Alonso to be about to be nothing less than the first Spanish and the youngest rider to become World Champion, the pinnacle of motorsport. There are very few races that has not succeeded and many podiums he has achieved. Grand Prix of Australia, Malaysia, Bahrain, San Marino (where it won after a thrilling duel with Schumacher), France, Germany and Spain were some of his best victories this year.
The personality of a leader
In 1999 Alonso met at a karting championship which is now his girlfriend, Rebecca, a music student at the Conservatoire de Avilés, where he plays cello. They are little, because Fernando lives in Oxford, where the team is headquartered.
According to those in his inner circle have caste, character and boundless self-confidence. He is convinced that nobody can get more out of the car he drives. And, according to Campos and other experts, has a natural talent that Ferdinand power with very hard training.Moreover, despite his serious nature in the circuits, has a charisma that people love. With family and friends, is a teaser and fun. Nano nicknamed him home, his rivals and the press Magic Toro, due to a young major of 1.71 in height and 70 kilos.
He is passionate about all sports used as training. Practice cycling, tennis, swimming and soccer in which your favorite team is Real Madrid. Her favorite food, besides the Asturian dishes of his mother, is pasta, I love horror films and his idol is the ultimate sports cyclist who managed to beat the cancer, the American Lance Armstrong. As he aspires to be an accomplished champion, in another modality.
Fernando Alonso Chronology
Born in Oviedo.
With only three years and leads his first kart built by his father and wins his first race.
EGB Cursa while competing in karting competitions.
It is Karting champion and Asturias and Galicia in the cadet category.
Defeat in Spain of Karting championship in junior category.
Rises and the podium (third place) in his first World Championship in Karting.
Win the World Karting Championship.
Nissan Participates in the formula with excellent results
Successful debut in Formula 3000. Is forced to leave school (did not finish the COU).
It starts in Formula 1 with Minardi.
Renault test driver.
Renault official driver. Wins Hungarian Grand Prix, Schumacher himself turning to, and becomes the grand prize winner of a younger history. World Beat in sixth place with 55 points. In addition to winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, get four podiums and two poles.
Ends World Championship in fourth place with 59 points. Achieve a pole, is second in the Grand Prix de France and third in races in Austria, England and Hungary.
Leads the Formula 1 World getting victories in Grand Prix of Malaysia, Bahrain, San Marino, France and Germany.
Results of Fernando Alonso:
The impressive list of young Spaniard shall be opened, like many runners, with victories in the karting world and its gradual ascent through the categories prior to Formula 1.
- Champion of Asturias in 1988 (Category child)
- Champion of Asturias and Galicia in 1989 (children’s category)
- Champion of Asturias and the Basque Country in 1990 (Category cadet)
- Runner-up in Spain in 1991 (Category cadet)
- Champion of Spain in 1993, 1994 and 1995 (junior category)
- Third place in World Championship 1995 (Junior Category)
- Champion of Spain and the World in 1996 (Junior Category). Vence also in the Marlboro Grand Prix.
- Champion of Spain and Italy in 1997 (Inter-Category A).Also get nine wins in the European Championship.
- Spain champion and winner of the trophy in Paris Bercia, Industry and Ford Open in 1998 (Inter-Category A).
- Winner of the European single seater championship in 1999 Movistar Open.
- In the Formula 3000 championship in 2000, gets the second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix and the first in the Grand Prix of Belgium.
- Formula 1 debut in 2001 with Minardi, but belongs to the Renault team that traded him.
- Pilot tests Renault in 2002.
- Finally becomes official pilot of the Renault team in 2003, obtaining the first position in the Hungarian Grand
- Prix.Throughout the season, also won second place and two third places. In total got 55 points and placed sixth in the world championship standings.
- In the 2004 season gets placed fourth in the World Championship by getting 59 points. Hop on the podium in the races in France (where it is second), Austria, England and Hungary.
- In 2005 is about to be crowned World Champion thanks to his victories in the Grand Prix of Europe, Malaysia,
- Bahrain, San Marino, France and Germany. It also gets jump on the podium in Australia, Spain, Britain, Turkey and Italy.