Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is a 32 year old Spanish Formula One racing driver who is currently with Scuderia Ferrari. He started karting at an unbelievably early age of three and with the support of his father participated in many karting competitions in and around Spain. Alonso won for the first time in the second race of his life held at Albacete. The very next season he stepped on to Formula 3000 which is the preamble for racing car drivers to Formula One. In 2001, when he debuted with Minardi at the Australian Grand Prix he was the third-youngest driver ever to start a Formula One race.

In 2002, Fernando Alonso became the test driver for Renault, who had by then taken over Benetton team. At the Malaysian Grand Prix he became the youngest driver ever to achieve a Formula One pole position. Alonso remained with Renault till 2006 and won the first race of 2006 in Bahrain. He took the pole position in the Monaco Grand Prix and this was followed by four more wins in Britain and Canada. He won the 2006 Australian Grand Prix.

In end 2005 Alonso announced that he would be moving to McLaren in 2007. After his split with Renault Alonso was linked to many teams that included Renault, red bull, Honda and Toyota. However on 10 Dec 2007 he signed a contract with Renault. He finished fourth in Australia and eight in Malaysia. The beginning of the 2009 season was disappointing for him. He took his only pole position of the season in Hungary. In 2009 he replaced Kimi Räikkönen at the Ferrari team and entered into a contract. 2011 proved to be eventful for the Spaniard as he started it with a fourth place in Australia, a sixth place in Malaysia and a seventh in China.

Alonso Paired With Kimi Raikkonen

Luca di Montezemolo, the president of Ferrari has confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will be pairing with Fernando Alonso in the upcoming championships of 2014. After Felipe Massa left Ferrari in December 2013 the Ferrari president and the whole team was desperate to find a suitable substitute for Massa and the best answer they got was Kimi Raikkonen. The boss admitted that it will definitely be a risk this year but it is a risk that they will have to take.

So far Fernando Alonso has been the prime figure at Ferrari with the whole team building the strategies around him. However Raikkonen would also want eyes to be turned towards him and although the he is not known to be a fictional character yet the chances can never be ignored. But the president believes that the managing team will do their level best to meet all the expectations of both the drivers. For the fans it seems that the season will be great.

Stefano Domenicali, the principle of Ferrari on questioning about Alonso said that he is hoping to give him a better car than what he got last season. When asked whether he was looking to move from Ferrari or not Alonso said that for the time being he is happy with Ferrari. He also has 2 years of contract left with Ferrari and he has no reason to leave Ferrari. The President spoke very highly of Alonso. He said that he and the management team are very pleased with Alonso and they will be looking to renew the contract after 2016. The president also added that the experience of Alonso and Raikkonen will help Ferrari in the long run and like every year they will impose great challenge to all the other teams in the championships in 2014.