Name: Fernando Alonso
Nickname: El Nano
DOB: Jul 29 1981
Place Of Birth: Oviedo
Most Races For: Renault - 105
- Alonso is the second driver after Michael Schumacher to score 100 or more points for three consecutive seasons, that is in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
- The Spaniard is the third youngest world champion at 24 years, 59 days, behind Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel
- Fernando Alonso won the first F1 GP held at night (2008 Singapore Grand Prix).
- He became only the seventh driver in Formula One history to win back-to-back world championship titles in 2006.
It was fantastic to fight with Michael, a privilege for me. I said in 2005 that it was important to become champion when Michael was still there, for the value and the recognition that people outside the sport would give to the championship. But people said we did not fight directly in 2005; this year, it was me versus Michael all year. It was a pleasure to compete against him.
- Alonso on beating Schumacher for the second time
Most successful drivers to have raced with Fernando Alonso