Fernando Alonso

Team: Ferrari
Nationality: Spanish
Podiums: 77
Points: 1197
GP entered: 186
World Championships: 2
Highest race finish: 1 (x29)
Highest grid position: 1 (x20)
Date of Birth: 29/07/1981
Place of Birth: Oviedo

2012 Results

GP Grid Race Pts.
Australia 12 5 10
Malaysia 8 1 25
China 9 9 2
Bahrain 9 7 6
Spain 2 2 18
Monaco 5 3 15
Canada 3 5 10
Europe 11 1 25
Great Britain * * *

Career History

2011
Outdrives a car clearly inferior to Red Bull and McLaren opposition to score one win and nine podiums, crushing team mate Felipe Massa in the process. Misses out on third place overall by a single point to Red Bull’s Mark Webber.
2010
Authority over team mate Massa asserted with debut Ferrari win in Bahrain. Struggles at subsequent rounds, but returns to form by July. 47-point deficit to lead standings before final race, where poor pit strategy sees him miss out on title, despite five season wins.
2009
Struggles to break clear of the midfield by an un-competitive Renault car. An unexpected pole in Hungary, but retires after losing a wheel following a bungled pit stop. Podium in Singapore. Signs for Ferrari for 2010.
2008
Helps transform Renault’s R28 from a lacklustre performer into race-winning machinery. Scores back-to-back victories late in the season, including Formula One’s inaugural night race in Singapore. Fifth overall and commits to the team for another two years.
2007
Third overall during a tumultuous first season with McLaren, clearly not getting on with teamate Lewis. Level on points with rookie Lewis Hamilton. Four wins, but relationship
with team deteriorates after Ferrari ‘spy scandal’ affair. Returns to Renault for 2008.
2006
Dominates the first half of the season with Renault, with six wins in nine races. Fights off challenge from Michael Schumacher and Ferrari to successfully defend his 2005 drivers’ title.
2005
Seven victories aid his route to becoming the sport’s youngest ever champion, aged just 24. Mature and measured in later races, bringing him the crown with two races to spare. Defeats Kimi Raikkonen in a quicker McLaren.
2004
Ultimately disappointing season. Dominates team mate Jarno Trulli to finish fourth in the standings. Pole at Magny-Cours and four podiums, including second in France.
2003
Quickly hailed as the next Michael Schumacher in the Renault. Becomes youngest ever pole sitter in Malaysia. Takes pole and victory in Hungary, lapping Schumacher in the process. Sixth in the standings.
2002
Official test driver for Renault, putting in thousands of development kilometres. Also has one-off test with Jaguar.
2001
Formula One debut season with Minardi. Best finish is a tenth place in Germany.
2000
Moves to Formula 3000 with the Astromega team and scores a victory at the  challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Finishes the championship in fourth.
1999
Dominant performances in the Euro-Open Movistar Nissan single-seater series, with nine poles and six wins on his way to championship victory.
1998
Runner-up in the European karting championship.
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