Fernando Alonso Diaz is a professional Spanish racecar driver currently plying his trade in the Formula 1 circuit with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team and is one of the foremost racers on the circuit at the moment, competing with the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button for the drivers’ championship. Alonso was born on the 29th of July, 1981 in Oviedo in Spain. His father Jose Luis, who was an amateur kart racer in his time, had built a kart for his older daughter and Alonso’s sister Lorena, but she showed no interest in motorsport whereas the young Fernando loved taking the kart for a spin when he was just three years old.
The young Fernando Alonso Diaz used to take part regularly in karting competitions all over Spain and he was always accompanied by his father who was also his mechanic. However, the family did not have the financial resources to take young Fernando’s racing career to a new level but with racing victories came sponsors who brought in the funds used to build a car that would win him four consecutive Spanish championships in the Junior category as well as the Junior World Cup in 1996. He also won the Italian as well as the Spanish Inter A title in 1997 and the Spanish Inter A title again in 1998 alongside finishing second in the European Championships. He was first signed by Adrian Campos to race in the Spanish Euro Open MoviStar by Nissan Series where he won the title by a single point at the end of the season.
After having tested for the Minardi Formula 1 team before a stint in the Formula 3000, Fernando Alonso Diaz joined the Minardi team in his full capacity as a driver prior to the start of the 2001 season and he made his debut in the Australian Grand Prix. The following season, he moved to Renault and it was with Renault that he had the most successful seasons, winning back to back championships in 2005 and 2006. He moved again in 2007, this time to McLaren but the marriage didn’t last due to the team’s preferential treatment of Lewis Hamilton and he quickly terminated his contract to move back to Renault in 2008 before moving to the Ferrari team in 2010. Fernando Alonso Diaz so far has 27 race wins and 72 podium finishes in his glorious career.