Meet Spanish F1 Racer Fernando Alonso, he is team Ferrari’s new racer who just won his first race as part of the team. Would you like to know more details about him, then keep on reading below plus don’t forget to check out Fernando Alonso’s photos and video below.
Fernando Alonso Diaz made his debut with Ferrari by winning his first race at the Bahrain Grand Prix; I think that he is a wonderful addition to Team Ferrari.
"A very special day for me, coming back to the top of the podium is always special, but also more special with Ferrari and the history of the team and the expectations," Alonso said. "There is no better way to start the relationship."
But let’s take a look at his life since his early beginnings. He was born in the beautiful town of Oviedo, in the royal city of Asturias in Spain, on July 29, 1981, this will make him 29 years old with an older sister Lorena and his mother who used to work in a department store. You might wonder where did he get his passion for racing? It came from his father José Luis who was a mechanic, a former kart racer and the one who built Fernando’s first racing kart, only that Jose built it for Lorena. The only thing was that it was Little Fernando who was ecstatic with the new toy, so he was the one who drove it.
At the junior races he won several Championships and Cups and participated all over Spain and Italy. His team – his father who was his biggest fan, coach and mechanic, although they didn’t have the money to invest in the kart, he was lucky that his wonderful driving skills called sponsors’ attention and financial support.
But it wasn’t until 2001 that he landed in the Formula One as one of the few youngest car racers in the F1 by the hand of Giancarlo Minardi’s racing team Minardi, now known as Scuderia Toro Rosso owned by Red Bull. Flavio Briatore was now his manager who opened the doors of Team Renault for him where he stayed since 2002 until 2006. With his first victory with Renault he became the youngest driver to win a race in the Formula One. In 2006 he also got married to his lovely and talented Spanish singer wife, Raquel Rosario.
He moved to McLaren in 2007 before his return to Renault for the next two years despite the rumors about him joining Ferrari.
But in 2010 it was confirmed that Fernando Alonso was Team Ferrari’s new addition, and he has proven with his first victory in Ferrari that this is the first of many to come. Congratulations Fernando, we wish your the best of luck!
Take a look at Fernando Alonso’s photos and video below.
Fernando Alonso Video
Photos: Vince Maher, Kavi, MCPress, www.wenn.com