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Fernando Alonso

Team Minardi
Date of Birth 29 July 1981
Nationality Spanish
Car Number 20
Marital Status Single
Personal Profile  

Fernando Alonso enters Formula1 at the tender age of 19-year-old. The young Spaniard has a limited experience of single-seater racing but impressed the Formula1 fraternity with his fourth place finish in International Formula 3000 last year, in only his second season of single-seater racing.

Alonso is contracted to the Benetton team, but has been loaned to Minardi for 2001 in order to gain racing experience. His win in Spa last year first cemented him in the minds of Formula1 onlookers as a rising young talent.

He joins Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen as the latest young and inexperienced driver to be brought into Formula1, but unlike Button does not possess the laid-back charm and cool that impressed so many during the Briton's debut season. Alonso is actually quite shy and will have to become accustomed to the attention that surrounds a Formula1 driver.

He was the first of the Minardi line-up to be announced, soon after the announcement that Paul Stoddart had taken over the team. He will not have the best equipment on the grid but, again unlike Button, he will have the opportunity to learn his craft in a less pressured environment before, as is very likely, he is recalled to Benetton.

Career Highlights
2000 Fourth in the International Formula 3000 championship with Team Astromega. Won in Belgium.

Euro Open champion with Nissan.


Runner-up in the European Kart Championship.


Spanish Kart Champion.


Spanish and World Kart Champion.


Spanish Kart Champion.

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