It happened today

Happy birthday, Fernando Alonso!

29 Jul 1981

Fernando Alonso was born on 29 July 1981 at Oviedo. To date, the Spaniard has taken part in 208 Grands Prix, driving for four different teams: Minardi, Renault, McLaren and Ferrari. His record includes two world titles, in 2005 and 2006, 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 20 fastest race laps. He has finished on the podium 91 times: apart from the aforementioned wins, he has 32 second places and 33 thirds. In total, Alonso has scored 1497 championship points, with only Schumacher, on 1566, having scored more.

This is Fernando’s fourth season with Scuderia Ferrari, for whom he has driven in 68 Grands Prix, winning 11, starting four times from pole position and setting seven fastest race laps. He has been on the podium 38 times and in the points 61 times, for a total of 920 points. At the wheel of a Maranello Formula 1 car, Fernando has covered a total of 18,625,937 racing kilometres, 2,555,464 of them in the lead.