Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish racing driver with an impressive career in Formula One. He has won two World Drivers’ Championships and has driven for top teams like McLaren, Ferrari, and Minardi. Alonso has also achieved success in endurance racing, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Born in Asturias, Alonso started kart racing at a young age and quickly rose to become a champion in local, national, and world championships. He made his debut in Formula One with Minardi in 2001 and went on to win two drivers’ championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006. Alonso has since driven for other top teams, including Ferrari and McLaren, and has won 32 Grands Prix and 22 pole positions. He is the only Spanish Formula One driver to have won the World Championship and has received numerous awards for his achievements in racing, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports and the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit. Alonso is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and runs an esports and junior racing team.