Fernando Alonso

Submitted by on Sep 28, 2015

The path to the top of the sport’s Fernando Alonso started at the age of 4 years when the birthday his father gave him a card. Already in the years 1988-1998 Alonso spoke in karting: Spanish champion among juniors in 1994-1995-th, was the champion of Spain in the 1996-1997-th, a world champion in 1996, vice-champion of Europe in the 1998th. Nissan, Astromega (In 1999, with six victories won the European series of the Formula Nissan, and in 2000 she appeared in the International Formula 3000 for Astromega (won in Belgium) and was fourth in the championship. Minardi, In the same year he became a test driver for Minardi, and in 2001 to the – the main driver of this team. The first Grand Prix in Australia: 19th place in qualifying, 12th – in the race. At the start, I did not rise above 17th place, which won in qualifying for the US GP, the race best result was 10th place in Germany. Renault, All 2002nd year, Fernando worked as a test pilot of the team Renault, and in 2003 it became a prize racer. At the Malaysian Grand Prix he won the pole position, becoming the youngest ever Formula 1 pole position owner. Scuderia Ferrari. In Spain, at the home track in Barcelona, ​​the young Alonso forced to sweat does anyone but the pilots Scuderia Ferrari. In the race Fernando first time in his career on the podium, finishing in second position. Finest hour came the young Spaniard in Hungary. At the Grand Prix Alonso claimed his first victory, beating Michael Schumacher in a circle. Season 2004 was not so successful for the Spaniard, as last year’s. Renault Not a very good car Renault is not suited Spaniard riding style, and the number one team was Jarno Trulli, who showed good results, until he was dismissed from both teams. Renault Head of Renault Flavio Briatore did not like that the Italian regularly outpaced Alonso. Season 2005 Alonso began what is called the bat. Rain during qualifying in Melbourne, the Spaniard dropped far back at the start, and victory in a race celebrated Giancarlo Fisichella. But Alonso, having an aggressive race, finished on the podium. In the second stage of the season in Malaysia, Alonso’s first victory of the season and took the lead of the championship. More top spot in the standings, he did not give anyone until the end of the year. The real decoration of the championship was the fight for the win at Imola between Alonso and Schumacher. Over the last 12 laps of the race the Spaniard confidently restrained German who had a faster car and tried to attack at every turn. After this stage the fans started talking seriously about the fact that in Formula 1 may be a new champion. However Alonso was easy path to the top. McLaren Kimi Raikkonen of McLaren team became seriously claim their championship ambitions, scoring two easy victories in Spain and Monaco. The Spaniard came under strong pressure and made a few mistakes – in Canada, in the lead, crashed into the wall, and in Hungary – at the start faced with Ralf Schumacher. However, Alonso was able to cope with stress, and on the track Interlagos in Brazil rightfully won the world title, becoming the youngest ever world champion. McLaren In the fall of 2005 he announced Alonso moving to McLaren in 2007, the year. However, this statement has no effect on the motivation of the Spaniard in the 2006th. Championship-2006 was marked by the fight for the title between Alonso and Schumacher, who announced his retirement at the end of the championship. The situation on the track is not in favor of Alonso, but the penultimate stage in Japan’s car leading the race Schumacher’s engine failed. This episode and predetermined the fate of the world title. Two weeks later in Brazil’s Fernando Alonso became a double world champion. McLaren. Spanish Championship 2007 started in the rank of the world champion in this new team, McLaren. Alonso is rightly counted on the status of the first issue, but the leadership has provided the British team championship debutant Lewis equal opportunities with the Spaniard. It is not surprising, but the young Briton made a serious competition to the current champion, prolidirovav most of the season. Ferrari, Thus, Alonso had to fight for the title not only with pilots Ferrari, but also with his teammates. McLaren As a result, in the final race of the season title eluded the hands of McLaren driver Kimi. McLaren, A few days after the end of the championship, completely quarreled with the leadership of McLaren, Alonso announced his retirement from the team of Ron Dennis. Renault, In 2008, the Spaniard returned to Renault, where he received the unconditional status of the first number. R28 However, the French team’s R28 car on a technical level is poor. At the beginning of the season for Fernando was a big problem getting into the top ten at the end of qualifying. Ferrari. Against this background, we have become actively spread rumors that Alonso will go at the end of the year in a Ferrari. Renault However, Renault technical experts throughout the year, worked hard, and by the middle of the championship results began to improve. Alonso began to regularly score points and at the end of the year scored two consecutive wins in Singapore and Japan. Renault. Encouraged by their success, Fernando signed a new two-year contract with Renault. Develop success in 2009 was not possible. Renault R29 The new Renault R29 car was weaker than its predecessor. However, at the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying Alonso for the first time since the Italian Grand Prix in 2007, he earned the pole, but in the race came from the loss of badly fastened wheels. Renault FIA Renault team was disqualified for this oversight on one race, but later the FIA ​​Court of Appeal upheld an appeal command and replaced by a milder punishment. The ending of the season was marked by the scandal over the Piquet crash deliberately at Singapore Grand Prix 2008. Renault Failures Renault and scandals that accompanied the end of the season, the champion was forced to look for another team. 30 Ferrari. September 30th, 2009 it was announced that from 2010, Fernando will partner Felipe Massa in a Ferrari.
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