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Fernando Alonso

1981-07-29 (age 41)
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Singapore GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Singapore GP at Marina Bay Street Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Alonso: Verstappen and Red Bull “outstanding” in 2022

Fernando Alonso has praised 2022 world champion elect Max Verstappen and thinks the Dutchman will only get better.

Alonso: Alpine needs "every step" to beat McLaren amid new floor trial

Fernando Alonso believes that a new floor to be introduced in Singapore on Friday will give the Alpine Formula 1 team a boost in its battle with McLaren, saying his squad "needs every step" forward it can take.

Ocon: Only Hamilton has done a better job as Alonso’s F1 teammate

Esteban Ocon thinks it ‘strange’ that not everyone appreciates the speed and results he has shown in Formula 1 – especially considering he is up against Fernando Alonso.

Alonso certain he will reach 400 F1 races as record awaits in Singapore

Fernando Alonso is certain he will go on to reach 400 Formula 1 race starts as he prepares to break Kimi Raikkonen’s record in Singapore.

Italian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which charts the position changes.

Top 10 Minardi F1 drivers ranked: Alonso, Webber, Badoer and more

Minardi had 37 drivers pass through its doors during its 20 years on the Formula 1 grid between 1985 and 2005. Although its points tally was modest, many of its underdog heroes performed wonders with modest budgets. Here are its pick of the bunch

Alonso: Dutch GP was "70 laps of qualifying" in F1 recovery to sixth

Fernando Alonso said his Dutch Grand Prix felt like "70 laps of qualifying" as he fought from 13th to sixth, boosting Alpine’s bid for fourth in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship.

Dutch GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Dutch GP at Circuit Zandvoort, which charts the position changes.

FIA explains why Hamilton wasn't penalised for Alonso F1 clash

The FIA has explained why Lewis Hamilton was not penalised for the opening lap clash that upset Fernando Alonso at Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso: First-lap Belgian F1 GP clash is Hamilton’s mistake

Fernando Alonso has put the blame firmly on Lewis Hamilton for their clash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix but played down his criticism as a “first-lap incident”.

Belgian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Belgian GP at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which charts the position changes.

Hamilton won't speak to Alonso for Belgian GP clash after "idiot" rant

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has shouldered the blame for his collision with Fernando Alonso in the Belgian Grand Prix, but said he won't speak to the Spaniard after he called him an "idiot".

Alonso feeling "cautious" over F1 start at Spa after Canada erorrs

Fernando Alonso says he has “cautious feelings” starting third on the Formula 1 grid at Spa after mistakes in Canada saw Alpine squander a front row start.

Szafnauer denies breakdown in Alonso F1 relationship

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer insists that there is no issue with his relationship with Fernando Alonso, despite some intriguing revelations from the Spanish driver.

Alonso found F1 conspiracy theories over contract saga "sad and annoying"

Fernando Alonso found it “sad and annoying” to read suggestions of a conspiracy involving him, Flavio Briatore and Mark Webber in the latest Formula 1 driver market saga.

Alonso: "Strange feeling" as Alpine F1 talks stalled for a couple of months

Fernando Alonso says there was “always a strange feeling” in his Formula 1 contract talks with Alpine for 2023 before Aston Martin’s approach made him feel more wanted.

Aston Martin does not share Alpine’s F1 concerns over Alonso’s age

The Aston Martin Formula 1 team says it does not share concerns that Alpine had about Fernando Alonso’s form potentially dropping off with age.

F1 champion Alonso “very proud” of Aprilia’s MotoGP success in 2022

Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso says he is “very proud” of the “unbelievable” rise of Aprilia in MotoGP over the last two seasons.

Alonso: I need to destroy whatever strengths other people have

Fernando Alonso’s blowing open of the Formula 1 driver market this summer has its roots in the ability he continues to show on track. 

Alonso’s age a factor in why Alpine would not commit to long-term F1 deal

Alpine says that uncertainty about the impact of age on Fernando Alonso’s performances in Formula 1 was why it didn’t want to offer him a guaranteed long-term contract.

Alpine announces Piastri for F1 2023, but doubts remain

Alpine says it has signed Oscar Piastri to replace Fernando Alonso at its Formula 1 team next year.

Alpine learned Alonso had joined Aston Martin F1 in press release
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Alpine learned Alonso had joined Aston Martin F1 in press release

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer has revealed that he only found out that Fernando Alonso had signed to join Formula 1 rival Aston Martin when he read the official press release.

What Alonso’s Alpine exit means for the rest of the F1 driver market

For all of the suggestions that a Formula 1 contract extension between Fernando Alonso and Alpine would be a formality, it tellingly never appeared to move quickly.

How Aston Martin pulled off its shock Alonso F1 deal

Fernando Alonso has delivered a few shocks in his Formula 1 career, but Monday morning’s announcement of his move to Aston Martin is up there among the biggest.

Fernando Alonso switches to Aston Martin F1 team from 2023

Fernando Alonso has joined Aston Martin on a multi-year starting from the 2023 Formula 1 season.

Hungarian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Hungarian GP at Hungaroring, which charts the position changes.

Alonso frustrated to lose out to Ocon in qualifying with “mega” car Hungarian GP
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Alonso frustrated to lose out to Ocon in qualifying with “mega” car

Fernando Alonso was left frustrated in Hungary after losing out to Alpine Formula 1 teammate Esteban Ocon in qualifying despite having a “mega” car.

Alonso: Future with Alpine F1 can be decided by 10-minute talk

Fernando Alonso thinks it will take just a 10-minute conversation with Alpine this summer to sort out his Formula 1 future.

French GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard, which charts the position changes.

Hamilton picks Alonso as his toughest F1 competitor

Lewis Hamilton has nominated Fernando Alonso as the strongest competitor of his Formula 1 career ahead of the seven-time champion making his 300th grand prix start this weekend.

Alonso urges Alpine not to wait long on 2023 F1 car switch

Fernando Alonso has urged Alpine not to wait too long before throwing all its resources towards its 2023 Formula 1 car.

Alonso feels back at his best level in F1 2022

Fernando Alonso says he feels back to his best in Formula 1 now that he is able to produce the kind of unexpected performances that were a hallmark of his earlier career.

The Saturday morning tricks that expose Alonso's true mindset

They were unnoticed by many, and eventually rendered futile due to a car problem that prevented him from starting the sprint race. But Fernando Alonso's tactics in second practice at the Austrian Grand Prix revealed that the Alpine driver is as sharp as he ever has been and wasting no opportunity to gain an advantage, which will play to his favour when his recent run of poor luck turns

Alonso says "huge vibrations" forced extra pitstop in Austrian GP

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso believes he was "heading to P6" from last in the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix before “huge vibrations” on his tyres forced a late third pitstop.

Austrian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring, which charts the position changes.

Alonso happy to wait on Alpine F1 contract talks until after summer break

Fernando Alonso is happy to leave talks with Alpine over a new Formula 1 contract until after the summer break as he looks to extend his stay on the grid.

Alonso expected Leclerc F1 penalty for weaving during British GP

Fernando Alonso has accused Charles Leclerc of weaving excessively during Formula 1's British GP, the Spaniard saying he expected the Ferrari driver to be penalised.

British GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 British GP at Silverstone Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Alonso: F1 battery charge timing cost me better British GP grid spot

Fernando Alonso thought he lost “a couple of places” on the grid in Formula 1 qualifying at Silverstone after using his full battery charge before his final Q3 lap.

Ocon: Alpine F1 "tried to play the team game" to help Alonso in Canada

Esteban Ocon says that the Alpine Formula 1 squad "tried to play the team game" in order to help Fernando Alonso fend off Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Air leak cost Alonso the chance to race Mercedes in Canada

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says an air leak in Fernando Alonso’s power unit cost the Spaniard a chance to fight against Mercedes in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso drops to ninth after Canadian GP F1 weaving penalty

Alpine driver Fernando Alonso has received a five-second time penalty for blocking Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix, dropping him from seventh to ninth.

Canadian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, which charts the position changes.

Sainz: ‘Sending it’ at final corner cost me P2 to Alonso in F1 qualifying

Carlos Sainz believes he could have scored a front row start for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix had his decision to “send it” late in Q3 not backfired.

Alonso went “all in” for F1 front row lap in Canada qualifying

Fernando Alonso says he needed to go “all in” for his final qualifying lap at the Canadian Grand Prix which yielded his first front-row start in Formula 1 in 10 years.

Azerbaijan GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Azerbaijan GP at Baku City Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Alonso refutes Albon claims he was playing tricks in Baku F1 qualifying

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso has denied claims he was deliberately trying to hold up Alex Albon in Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying.

How classic Alonso strengths are helping him in a critical F1 phase  Prime

How classic Alonso strengths are helping him in a critical F1 phase 

Fernando Alonso has been involved in F1 for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Ben Edwards digs into the work ethic and team-building ability which underpins Alonso’s longevity.

Alonso questions driver salary cap when F1 is "asking more from us"

Fernando Alonso has questioned the possible introduction of a driver salary cap at a time when Formula 1 is "asking more and more from us" to promote the series.

Alonso: ‘Not my problem’ slow driving frustrated Hamilton

Fernando Alonso says it is “not my problem” that his slow driving to save his tyres after the red flag during Sunday’s Formula 1 race in Monaco frustrated Lewis Hamilton.

Monaco GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Monaco GP at Circuit de Monaco, which charts the position changes.

Alonso "not very proud" of qualifying after Monaco Q3 crash

Fernando Alonso admits that a lapse in concentration triggered his crash on his final run in Q3 in Monaco after a strong lap on his first set of tyres.

Spanish GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which charts the position changes.

Alonso clears air with Ben Sulayem after criticising FIA

Fernando Alonso has had a clear the air chat with FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem in the wake of the controversy over his Formula 1 Miami GP penalty.

Alonso to start last in home F1 race after engine change

Fernando Alonso will start Sunday’s Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking an all-new power unit for his home race.

Alonso slams "incompetent" Miami F1 stewards after penalty

Fernando Alonso has explosively accused the Formula 1 stewards at the recent Miami Grand Prix of “incompetence” and sees no improvement in the championship’s officiating despite the FIA’s post-2021 changes. 

Alpine expects Alonso/Piastri 2023 decision around British GP time

Alpine wants to wait until around the time of the British Grand Prix to decide on the Formula 1 futures of Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

Alpine seeks FIA talks over "wholly unjust" Alonso F1 penalty

Alpine plans to ask the FIA to improve the guidance race control gives to Formula 1 teams, following what it feels was a "wholly unjust" penalty for Fernando Alonso in Miami.

Alpine CEO: Alonso’s Miami F1 penalty "difficult to accept"

Alpine believes it would have successfully argued against Fernando Alonso’s post-race penalty in Miami that cost him two Formula 1 points, calling the ruling “difficult to accept”.