Life Biography of Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso Diaz was born on July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, José Luis Alonso's son, then a teacher today industrial and sporting director Adrian Campos Motorsport, and Ana Diaz, clerk of the English Court in the provincial capital. He has a sister five years older, Lorraine medical profession. Despite his short career, Alonso already has a curriculum that surpasses the intensity and precocity of the great champions. After three years, his father gave him a kart that had built himself. The stocky Alonso became infatuated with the "toy" and became acquainted with the smell of fuel. That same year he won and his first race, organized by a shopping center and with the participation of children almost twice his age. That gave him courage to continue driving as he left the school, always guarded by his father, who already realized the innate qualities that your child was piloting.
Fernando Alonso devoted all his spare time to the child, despite receiving an offer to join Celta Vigo goalkeeper, playing position in the very young. From age four to fourteen (1985-1995) studied at the College St. Guardian Angel in Oviedo, where he attended primary and EGB.Later he attended the Institute Leopoldo Alas Clarin de San Lazaro, where he remained until 2000, when he dropped out because the sport commitments prevented him from further study, so that did not even finish the COU. With seven years in 1988 Alonso won his first race official karts, children's Asturias proclaimed champion after winning eight races that comprised the event.By then already held three years before the mandatory official license of the Spanish Federation. In it, the little guy recognizes that is fully aware of their actions and will abide by all standards. All fake, of course. His projection was brilliant, from city to city and from circuit to circuit, with an old Peugeot driven by his father, while the other competitors came in Mercedes or BMW. His father was a mechanic and a director.
In 1989 karting champions of Asturias and Galicia. The next year and should compete in cadet category, which for the modest family became prohibitive, "I bought a first-hand kart and should take care to eighteen years. We had to start competing in Europe and I had no money to deal with so many charges, "has confessed to his father. When they had decided to withdraw to the despair of the boy of eleven, came the "miracle." Appeared Genis Marco, karts importer, who took a fancy to the lad's qualities, to the point where it premiered in each race a kart and getting it dialed sponsors for travel or put himself out of his pocket money.
In category cadet champion of Asturias and the Basque Country in 1991, which was runner-up Spain because Fernando Alonso could not participate in some races. In 1993 and 1994 and won two separate championships in Spain in the junior category, which served as a passport to participate later in the World Championship. Thus, with a salary of 100,000 pesetas per month and fourteen, came to the World Karting. It was his first and went up and the podium as third place, ahead of another rookie, his competitor in Formula 1 Kimi Raikkonen. We are in 1995. At the end of that year successfully tested a Toyota. The brand asked him to race the Formula 1 Championship the following year, but Ferdinand, advised by his father, refused because economic conditions were ridiculous. In 1996 continued disputing kart racing, and that year became champion of Spain Trophy Summer in Italy, the Marlboro Grand Prix and, more importantly, world champion in junior category.
In 1997 Fernando Alonso competed in the International category A, in which the champion of Spain, Italy and Europe. In 1998, even in the same category, was again champion of Spain, and also won the Paris-Bercy Trophy The Industry in Italy and the Ford Open. Then came on the scene another key figure in the race for Fernando Alonso, former Minardi driver in Valencia Formula 1 Adrian Campos, which would be its shadow and manager. Campos Alonso knew since he was a kid and followed his career closely without the person noticing.In 1999 he joined as a substitute for Marc Gene in Formula Nissan, cars, a speed tournament designed for pilots, not brands. Alonso got pole position 9, 8 fastest laps and 6 wins, giving him the title of champion Euro Open Movistar.
Fernando Alonso got the pole at 21 years, 7 months and 22 days, surpassing who held the record, Rubens Barrichello (22 years, 3 months and 5 days) or champions like Jackie Ickx (23 years, 8 months and 3 days) Ayrton Senna (25 years 1 month) and Michael Schumacher (25 years, 4 months and 12 days). Throughout the campaign would highlight again with a runner in the Grand Prix of Spain held in Montmelo, but especially in the Great Prize in Hungary, where won with authority and was crowned at the top of Formula 1 26.6 seconds Squeezing his nearest competitor, Kimi Raikkonen, and bending none other than world champion Michael Schumacher. With 22 years and 26 days Alonso entered the history of Formula 1 to be the youngest to achieve victory, surpassing the record of Troy Ruttman (22 years and 80 days) and Bruce McLaren (22 years and 104 days) who won in 1952 and 1959. In 1999 Alonso met at a karting championship which is now his girlfriend, Rebecca, a music student at the Conservatory of Oviedo, where he plays the cello. They are little, because Fernando Alonso lives in Oxford, where the team is headquartered. According to those in his inner circle have caste, character and boundless self-confidence.
Fernando Alonso is convinced that no one can get more out of the car he drives. And, according to Campos and other experts, is a natural, Fernando Alonso power with very hard training. Moreover, despite its serious nature on the track, has a charisma that people love. Family and friends, is playful and fun. At home he is nicknamed Nano, his rival Magic reporters and Toro, due to a young major of 1.71 in height and 70 kilos. Fernando Alonso is passionate about all sports, used as training. Practice cycling, tennis, swimming and football, where his favorite team is Real Madrid. His favorite food, apart from the Asturian stew of his mother, is pasta, loves horror movies and sports hero par excellence is the cyclist who overcame cancer, the American Lance Armstrong. As Fernando Alonso aspires to be an accomplished champion, in another embodiment.