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Fernando Alonso

Born: July 29, 1981 (age 41)

Height: 5' 6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Oviedo, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Team: McLaren
Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
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Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Briatore 'handwriting' all over Piastri saga
Flavio Briatore's "handwriting" is all over the Oscar Piastri affair.
Aug 10, 07:43
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
'No evidence' of Piastri deal collusion - Szafnauer
Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Flavio Briatore may have "shared information" that led to the Oscar Piastri saga which appears destined for court.
Aug 9, 07:40
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Money 'likely' reason for Alonso switch - Szafnauer
It appears Aston Martin simply offered Fernando Alonso substantially more money than Alpine was willing to pay for 2023, according to Otmar Szafnauer.
Aug 8, 08:37
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Alpine to claim 'compensation' for Piastri snub
Alpine has a right to seek "compensation" if Oscar Piastri doesn't make his Formula 1 debut for the Renault-owned team in 2023.
Aug 8, 08:36
Sebastian Vettel pictured on July 28, 2022
Vettel retirement 'absolutely' right decision - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko says he "absolutely" supports Sebastian Vettel's decision to retire from Formula 1.
Aug 5, 06:31
Daniel Ricciardo pictured on June 30, 2022
'No problem' with Alpine return for Ricciardo
Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer says it would be "no problem at all" for Daniel Ricciardo to consider returning to the Renault-owned team.
Aug 4, 08:01
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Aston Martin not 'backwards step' for Alonso
Aston Martin "needed a driver like Fernando Alonso" to push towards the front of the grid, according to fellow Spaniard and friend Pedro de la Rosa.
Aug 4, 08:00
Mick Schumacher during the drivers' parade on June 19, 2022
Mick Schumacher could leave F1 after 2022 - report
Mick Schumacher risks falling out of Formula 1 in 2023, the major German newspaper Bild reports.
Aug 3, 07:51
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Piastri stars as F1 'silly season' explodes
Formula 1's 'silly season' has exploded into high drama just as the sport prepares to enter its August break.
Aug 3, 07:47
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alonso's Alpine future to be clear by Spa - boss
Only "little things" stand in the way of a new contract between Fernando Alonso and Alpine for the 2023 season.
Aug 1, 07:47
Max Verstappen pictured on May 22, 2022
Result: Max Verstappen extends lead with win at Hungarian Grand Prix
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen extends his World Championship lead with victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Jul 31, 15:43
Max Verstappen atop the podium on June 19, 2022
Preview: Hungarian Grand Prix - track guide, prediction, race preview
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, including predictions, a track guide and qualifying results.
Jul 30, 00:40
Mick Schumacher during the drivers' parade on June 19, 2022
Candidates build for Vettel's vacant 2023 seat
A list of potential successors for the retiring Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin is already starting to build.
Jul 29, 06:37
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Alpine, Williams admit Piastri 'loan' possible
Alpine looks likely to 'loan' Oscar Piastri to Williams next year, clearing the path for Fernando Alonso to stay with the Renault-owned team in 2023.
Jul 24, 09:01
Charles Leclerc celebrates winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 10, 2022.
Charles Leclerc claims pole for French Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claims pole for Sunday's French Grand Prix, edging out Championship leader Max Verstappen.
Jul 23, 16:01
Charles Leclerc celebrates winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 10, 2022.
Preview: French Grand Prix - track guide, prediction, race preview
Sports Mole previews Sunday's French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard, including predictions, a track guide and qualifying results.
Jul 23, 00:16
Esteban Ocon pictured on June 10, 2022
One Alpine driver 'completely dedicated' to team
Esteban Ocon insists he is "completely dedicated to Alpine" - but the same may not be true of his famous teammate.
Jul 21, 07:09
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alpine 'not failing Alonso' - boss
Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says he wants "two drivers" rather than one to be regularly scoring points for the Renault-owned Formula 1 team.
Jul 15, 07:33
Daniel Ricciardo pictured on June 30, 2022
Ricciardo speaks out amid raging new rumours
Daniel Ricciardo has taken to social media to calm raging new speculation that his McLaren seat for 2023 will be snatched by another driver.
Jul 14, 06:40
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
F1 still 'too boring' under new rules - Alonso
Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 is still "too boring" under the all-new technical rules that debuted in 2022.
Jul 13, 08:40
Charles Leclerc celebrates winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 10, 2022.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc relieved to win dramatic Austrian Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc admits that he was relieved to win a dramatic Austrian Grand Prix after witnessing teammate Carlos Sainz Jnr retire due to engine failure.
Jul 10, 16:15
Max Verstappen pictured on July 2, 2022
Max Verstappen cruises to sprint win in Austria
Championship leader Max Verstappen cruises to victory in the Austrian Grand Prix sprint race, earning pole position for Sunday's race in the process.
Jul 9, 16:03
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
No talks yet for new two-year F1 deal - Alonso
Fernando Alonso says he won't "put a gun" to the heads of Alpine's F1 team bosses as he pushes for a new two-year contract with the Renault owned team.
Jul 9, 09:31
Carlos Sainz Jnr celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on July 2, 2022.
Preview: Austrian Grand Prix - track guide, prediction, race preview
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, including predictions, a track guide and qualifying results.
Jul 8, 15:08
Carlos Sainz Jnr celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on July 2, 2022.
Carlos Sainz Jnr hails "special" British Grand Prix win after dramatic race
Carlos Sainz Jnr admits that his British Grand Prix win is "very special" as he posted his first Formula 1 victory at the 150th time of asking.
Jul 3, 20:42
Carlos Sainz pictured on June 12, 2022
Carlos Sainz Jnr earns career-first pole for British Grand Prix
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jnr will start Sunday's British Grand Prix on pole ahead of Championship leader Max Verstappen.
Jul 2, 16:03
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alonso wants two-year extension at Alpine
Fernando Alonso says he wants to keep racing in Formula 1 "for at least two more years".
Jul 2, 07:59
Max Verstappen atop the podium on June 19, 2022
Preview: British Grand Prix - race preview, prediction, driver standings
Sports Mole previews Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, including predictions, driver standings and constructor standings.
Jul 1, 15:40
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alonso could be five-time champion - Berger
F1 legend Gerhard Berger says he is "100 percent sure" Fernando Alonso would be charging for the title this year at the wheel of a Red Bull or Ferrari.
Jun 29, 07:41
Esteban Ocon pictured on June 10, 2022
Ocon happy if Alonso stays at Alpine
Esteban Ocon has indicated he would be happy if Alpine extends its contract with Formula 1 legend Fernando Alonso.
Jun 23, 07:17
Sebastian Vettel pictured on June 17, 2022
Sauber, Audi 'hiding' 2026 F1 buyout - boss
Sauber and Audi are "hiding" the fact that they will team up in a works collaboration in Formula 1 from 2026.
Jun 21, 07:10
Max Verstappen pictured on May 22, 2022
Max Verstappen holds off Carlos Sainz Jnr to win in Canada
Red Bull's Max Verstappen wins the Canadian Grand Prix, successfully fending off the challenge of Carlos Sainz Jnr in Montreal.
Jun 19, 20:40
Max Verstappen pictured on June 17, 2022
Verstappen 'a second faster' in Canada - Marko
Max Verstappen's dominance of Formula 1 is hitting new heights in Canada.
Jun 19, 04:44
Nicholas Latifi pictured on June 17, 2022
'No hurry' to rule out 2022 Latifi-Piastri swap
Formula 1's traditional 'silly season' is now in full swing, as the occupants of the race seats for 2023 begin to emerge.
Jun 19, 04:38
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix on June 18, 2022.
Max Verstappen on pole for Canadian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso in second
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen earns pole position for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after a wet qualifying session in Montreal.
Jun 18, 22:14
Nicholas Latifi pictured on June 10, 2022
Alonso points out 'advantage' over Piastri
The driver lineups at Alpine and Williams are becoming clearer for 2023.
Jun 14, 08:12
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alonso denies faking mistakes at Baku
Fernando Alonso denied faking slow pace, mistakes and even a trip into the run-off zone after Alex Albon slammed his "ridiculous" behaviour during Baku qualifying.
Jun 12, 07:45
Fernando Alonso pictured at the Monaco GP on May 29, 2022
Top drivers want better F1 management
Top Formula 1 drivers are asking for better official management of the sport's on-track action.
Jun 11, 08:38
Fernando Alonso pictured at the Monaco GP on May 29, 2022
Alonso hits out at driver salary cap talks
Fernando Alonso has revealed his opposition to the idea of a salary cap for Formula 1 drivers.
Jun 7, 08:26
Pierre Gasly pictured on April 21, 2022
Gasly should 'look around' for new F1 seat
Pierre Gasly should "look around" at the driver market, according to former F1 driver Marc Surer.
Jun 6, 10:02