|First Race||2001 Australian Grand Prix|
|Championships||2 (2005, 2006)|
Fernando Alonso is a Spanish racing driver, driving for Renault in the Formula One world championship. Fernando started his career at Minardi in 2001 and has been at Renault ever since, apart from the 2007 season where he partnered Lewis Hamilton. He left McLaren after only one season after a series of reported arguments with Lewis Hamilton.
He is known for being the youngest ever world champion in 2005 at just 24 years of age. He has since won 21 races.
This season has been a fairly steady start from Alonso where he has gained an occasional point or two. But the usual lacklustre Renault got him pole in a crazy race in Hungary.