Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is a professional Spanish racing driver. Fernando Alonso competes right now for the Alpine F1 squad. He is also the F1 era’s youngest world champion. In 2005 and 2006, Alonso won the coveted championship twice while racing for Renault.

To participate in the 1999 Spanish Euro Open, Fernando signed a contract with Adrian Campos.

He won the championship, switched to Formula 3000, and finished fourth that year.

Family and Birth

Fernando Alonso was born on July 29, 1981, in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.

Jose Luis Alonso and Ana Maria Diaz Martinez were his parents. Lorena Alonso Diaz is his older sister.

Net Worth & Earnings

Fernando Alonso’s estimated net worth is $240 million.

He is also regarded as the third-richest racing driver in Formula One history.

Alonso signed a 33 million euro, two-year contract with the Alpine F1 team in 2020 to make his F1 comeback.

He is also the third most-paid F1 racer in the world, earning $20 million annually.

Alonso became the highest-paid F1 driver for four straight years after signing with Ferrari in 2010, earning $40 million annually.

Likewise, he restored his position as the best-paid F1 driver in 2015 after joining McLaren.

Later, after finishing second the previous year, Alonso once more earned the highest salary in Formula One in the final year of his contract in 2017.

Additionally, Spaniard was earning $25 million annually from his prior contracts with Reanult and McClaren.


Since 2017, Alonso has been supported by Adidas.

Additionally, that year he signed a new contract with CitiBank and continued to wear and promote the brand.

Alonso and B&O signed a sponsorship agreement for 2020. Additionally, they jointly released wireless earbuds.

Alonso also became a stockholder and brand ambassador for Raw Sports drink in 2020.

It was also his first business venture after declaring his retirement.

The Spaniard also took on the role of Fi Network’s new brand ambassador later in February 2020.

He previously had endorsement contracts with Progressive, Richard Bells, Lucas Oil Products, and Bells Sports while competing in the Indy 500.


Alonso established the apparel line Kimoa in 2017. He represents the company as its brand ambassador.

Similarly to this, Alonso has already made T-shirts, swimwear, sweaters, shoes, sunglasses, and hats available.

About 150 nations worldwide are served by his brand. Kimoa collaborated with McLaren as well, in addition.

Then, in 2019, Alonso made a purchase from the online racing esports platform Motorsports Games.

He joined the company’s board of directors after purchasing sizable shares.

Additional Partnerships

In the same vein, Alonso collaborated with NOVO Holdings Groups in 2021.

He has investment ambitions for bicycle businesses.

The Spanish national’s plans to launch his own cycling team in 2015 were unsuccessful due to prohibitive costs.

He also owns Fernando Kart, in addition. The racing kart for kids is made by Original Tony Kart.

Children that compete in go-kart races primarily use FA karts to get their start in the racing industry.


Fernando Alonso’s impressive collection of automobiles includes a Ferrari limited edition model bearing his name.

In recognition of Alonso’s commitment to the brand from 2010 to 2014, Ferrari debuted the Ferrari 599 GTB.

Additionally, just 40 of these versions, each worth more than $300k, were released globally.

The Elegant-Ferrari 458 Italia, which costs $230k, is another supercar in his garage.

It also accelerates from 0 to 100 in just 3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 340 km/h.

After Alonso won the Malaysian Grand Prix, Ferrari gave him a beautiful Ferrari in California. The Godzilla-Nissan GT-R is one of Alonso’s particular favorites.

The Nissan GTR is the most prominent vintage sports car in his collection, embodying Japanese culture even if it is not an expensive automobile.

The Dashing-Maserati GranCabrio, which costs a staggering $355k, is one of the costly cars in his garage.

Professional Career

To participate in the 1999 Spanish Euro Open, Fernando signed a contract with Adrian Campos. He won the championship, switched to Formula 3000, and finished fourth that year.

Later, during the Australian Grand Prix in 2001, Alonso made his Formula One debut with Minardi.

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso posing with his racing car. Source: racingnews

He joined Renault as a test driver in 2002 and ran more than 1600 testing laps. He received a promotion to the Renault racing team the following year.


He went on to win the San Marino, British, and Brazil Grand Prix in 2005. With 133 points at the year’s end, he became the F1 champion at a young age.

Alonso set a record in 2006 by being the first driver to finish first or second in the opening nine races of a season.

He won his first race in Malaysia after switching to Mclaren in 2007. He also achieved victories at the Nurburgring and Monaco.

To make a comeback from retirement, he joined Alpine in 2020.

However, he was forced to withdraw from his first race for the team when plastic debris found its way into the brake duct of his vehicle.


In order to raise awareness of and support for children’s rights, Fernando Alonso was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador by the UNICEF Spanish Committee in 2005.

Later that year, Alonso took part in the UNICEF-sponsored “Beloved Child Project” in Brazil.

Alonso engaged with young children as soon as he arrived in India in 2011. Alonso visited an Indian hospital for a polio eradication effort.

Later, he even gave 5 patients the oral polio vaccine. Alonso also gave Diwali gifts to the patients with paralysis and the children in the wards.

Similar to how Alonso participated in UNICEF’s anti-cyberbullying initiatives in 2017,

Alonso worked with UNICEF to give 4,000 pieces of protective gear and 3,000,000 masks to healthcare workers during the COVID 19 pandemic.

To help children affected by 10 years of violence, Alonso joined the UNICEF #MIax10xSiria team in 2021.

The Foundation

Alonso established the Fernando Foundation in 2007 to advance driving education and training.

For the past ten years, his organization has held the Fernando Liberbank Foundation Race to raise money for food banks in Spain.

A total of 866 people participated in the virtual 10th edition of the event, which raised $4,330.

Additionally, Spaniards have played in numerous football tournaments for good causes. In a similar vein, he also offers up his racing memorabilia for auction to make money.

Alonso was one of the world champions who donated his autographed racing suits in 2012 to help Wings for Life research.

Fernando gave his race-related kit to Croce Viola, a volunteer ambulance organization, during his 250th Grand Prix in 2015.

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Movies and Books

In September 2022, Fernando will publish Racer: The Autobiography.

The book tells his life narrative from his early years to his ascent to fame, his reign as world champion, and key moments in his life both on and off the track.

The same year, Fernando, a five-part series on Amazon, debuted in honor of his incredible return to Formula 1.

A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio and Formula 1: Drive to Survive, among other documentaries, have both included Fernando.

In addition, he has a documentary called Fernando that is available on Amazon as a TV show.

The first season of the series was released in 2020, and a second season is forthcoming.

Similarly, Alonso performed as a voice actor in the Spanish version of the animated film Cars 2.