Fernando Alonso

Born: July 29, 1981 (age 34)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Oviedo, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Team: McLaren
Current Rank: No. 11 (8 points)
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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Renault team manager Frederic Vasseur pictured on February 3, 2016
Frederic Vasseur: 'Renault seek champion driver of 2020'
Frederic Vasseur says that Renault are looking to re-create their glory of the past by building towards success with a promising new driver.
May 5, 22:10
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
Fernando Alonso: 'McLaren-Honda can target podium in 2016'
Fernando Alonso says that a podium goal might not be too far away for McLaren-Honda in 2016.
May 4, 18:02
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
Fernando Alonso: 'Formula 1 drivers to discuss race start crashes'
Fernando Alonso says that Formula1 drivers will discuss the recent series of messy race starts in 2016.
May 3, 11:24
Jenson Button of McLaren Honda during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Jenson Button hopes to stay for Honda's new 2017 engine
Jenson Button confirms reports that Honda is working on a major redesign of its Formula 1 'power unit' for McLaren to use in 2017.
May 1, 08:59
Mercedes lewis Hamilton day 1 feb 2016 testing
Lewis Hamilton tops second practice in Russia
Lewis Hamilton goes fastest in second practice for the Russian Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.
Apr 29, 14:35
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
GPDA tried to derail 2017 chassis changes
The drivers' representative body, the GPDA, made a bid to derail the new chassis regulations that will be introduced in 2017.
Apr 29, 10:12
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
Fernando Alonso finally recovered after Melbourne crash
Fernando Alonso says that he is finally back to "100%" fitness, more than a month after his huge crash in Australia.
Apr 29, 09:46
McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso prepares to leave the pits during the first practice session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 15, 2016
Fernando Alonso: 'Private teams cannot win in new Formula 1'
Fernando Alonso is sure he is in the right place with one of the four car manufacturers in Formula 1.
Apr 25, 09:50
McLaren's Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne looks on ahead of the first practice session at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 1, 2016 ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix
Stoffel Vandoorne: 'Super Formula more demanding than F1'
Stoffel Vandoorne says that he is looking forward to the first race in his new Japanese racing adventure this weekend.
Apr 22, 07:29
McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso prepares to leave the pits during the first practice session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 15, 2016
Fernando Alonso: 'No motivation charge absurd'
Fernando Alonso insists that he is still fully motivated for motor racing.
Apr 20, 08:54
McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso prepares to leave the pits during the first practice session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 15, 2016
Full green light for Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso gets the green light to race on throughout the entire Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
Apr 15, 10:30
Fernando Alonso of McLaren-Honda during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Johnny Herbert: 'Fernando Alonso incident upset wife'
Johnny Herbert stands by his recent criticism of Fernando Alonso, even after the Spaniard's angry reaction.
Apr 14, 13:56
Claire Williams smiles as she walks through the paddock after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 10, 2015
Billionaire not buying into Williams
Williams denies speculation that a Canadian billionaire could soon buy into the British team.
Apr 14, 12:42
Fernando Alonso of McLaren-Honda during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
McLaren's Fernando Alonso 'provisionally fit' to race in Chinese Grand Prix
McLaren's Fernando Alonso is 'provisionally cleared' to race in the Chinese Grand Prix after missing Bahrain due to injuries.
Apr 14, 12:11
McLaren's Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne looks on ahead of the first practice session at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 1, 2016 ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix
McLaren: 'Stoffel Vandoorne on standby for Chinese Grand Prix'
Stoffel Vandoorne is "on standby" should FIA doctors once again sideline Fernando Alonso in China, McLaren-Honda confirm.
Apr 13, 11:37
Fernando Alonso of McLaren-Honda during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Fernando Alonso in China for Formula 1 return bid
Fernando Alonso is already in Shanghai as he bids to return to Formula 1 action this weekend.
Apr 13, 08:00
Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda arrives in the paddock before final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 28, 2015
McLaren 'confident' Fernando Alonso to race in China
McLaren are "confident" that Fernando Alonso will be shown the green light for his return to racing action this weekend in China.
Apr 11, 10:53
Ferrari F1 Feb 2016 test day 1
FIA clears Ferrari over 'coded' pit board message
Ferrari are cleared of wrongdoing in the wake of reports that Sebastian Vettel was shown an illegal 'coded' message on his pit board in Australia.
Apr 8, 12:59
Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne holds his trophy as he celebrates after winning the GP2 series race at the Monaco street circuit in Monte-Carlo on May 22, 2015
Stoffel Vandoorne preparing for possible second race in China
Stoffel Vandoorne says that he will remain race-ready ahead of next weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
Apr 7, 12:13
Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne holds his trophy as he celebrates after winning the GP2 series race at the Monaco street circuit in Monte-Carlo on May 22, 2015
Eric Boullier: 'Stoffel Vandoorne the next Fernando Alonso'
Eric Boullier praises Stoffel Vandoorne after the driver made an impressive race debut in Bahrain.
Apr 5, 17:04
Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne holds his trophy as he celebrates after winning the GP2 series race at the Monaco street circuit in Monte-Carlo on May 22, 2015
Stoffel Vandoorne: 'McLaren know they can count on me'
Stoffel Vandoorne says that he has made a good impression at McLaren with his performance at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Apr 4, 17:04
Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda arrives in the paddock before final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 28, 2015
Fernando Alonso "99%" sure of China return
Fernando Alonso says that he is "99%" sure he will be back at the cockpit of his McLaren in China.
Apr 4, 16:59
Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the Bahrain GP with some sparkling wine on April 3, 2016
Result: Nico Rosberg makes it two from two with Bahrain Grand Prix win
Nico Rosberg wins the Bahrain Grand Prix comfortably to continue his perfect start to the 2016 Formula 1 season.
Apr 3, 18:01
Red Bull - Feb Barcelona Testing day 1 - 2016
Red Bull drivers try 'halo' alternative
Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat try a mock-up of Red Bull's alternative to the 'halo' cockpit protection concept.
Apr 2, 08:10
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates after the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 28, 2015
Nico Rosberg pips Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain first practice
Nico Rosberg tops the standings in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, going half a second quicker than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Apr 1, 13:43
Max Verstappen of Toro Rosso during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 14, 2015
Max Verstappen confirms he apologised to Toro Rosso following Australian GP rant
Max Verstappen has revealed that he apologised to Toro Rosso for his foul-mouthed radio abuse in the Australian Grand Prix.
Apr 1, 12:37
Hass F1 - Feb testing barcelona day 1
Haas denies car failure caused Fernando Alonso to crash in Melbourne
Haas denies speculation that Fernando Alonso's crash in Melbourne was caused by a failure aboard the car driven by Esteban Gutierrez.
Apr 1, 12:24
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Fernando Alonso suffered collapsed lung, broken ribs
Fernando Alonso is sitting out the Bahrain Grand Prix with broken ribs and after suffering a partially collapsed lung.
Mar 31, 14:25
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Fernando Alonso to miss Bahrain Grand Prix
McLaren's Fernando Alonso will miss this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix following an assessment by FIA doctors.
Mar 31, 11:34
Mclaren F1 Jenson Button barcelona test feb 2016
McLaren plays down 'broken' seat reports
McLaren plays down reports Fernando Alonso's carbon seat was 'broken' in his high-speed Melbourne crash.
Mar 30, 19:02
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
FIA doctors must green-light Fernando Alonso return
Fernando Alonso will not be cleared to race in Bahrain this weekend until a meeting with FIA doctors on Thursday.
Mar 30, 15:14
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
FIA eyes Fernando Alonso's broken seat after crash
The FIA launches an investigation into Fernando Alonso's spectacular Melbourne crash, with insiders saying that the Spaniard was lucky to survive.
Mar 29, 09:19
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Doctor: 'No surprise Fernando Alonso aching after crash'
It is no surprise that Fernando Alonso endured a tough week in the wake of his terrifying Melbourne crash, an FIA doctor says.
Mar 29, 09:11
Dr Helmut Marko looks on in the garage during practice for the Austria Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring on June 19, 2015
Dr Helmut Marko: 'Red Bull halo alternative keeps Formula 1 DNA'
Red Bull's alternative to the 'halo' cockpit protection concept would be better for crashes like those suffered by Fernando Alonso in Melbourne, claims Dr Helmut Marko.
Mar 23, 08:55
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen's engines survived Melbourne
The engine, gearbox and monocoque aboard Fernando Alonso's otherwise-mangled McLaren-Honda survived his famous crash in Melbourne last Sunday.
Mar 23, 08:30
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
'Sore' Fernando Alonso goes home as halo debate returns
The controversial 'halo' concept is once again a talking point in F1 circles, following Fernando Alonso's huge crash in Australia.
Mar 22, 07:59
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates after the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 28, 2015
Result: Nico Rosberg claims season-opening win in Australia
Nico Rosberg gets off to a winning start at the Australian Grand Prix, while Fernando Alonso was involved in a dramatic crash.
Mar 20, 09:46
Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda smiles as he walks through the paddock after practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 27, 2015
Eric Boullier won't 'convince' Fernando Alonso to stay in Formula 1
Eric Boullier insists that it is not his "responsibility" to convince Fernando Alonso to keep racing in Formula 1.
Mar 19, 10:16
Mclaren F1 Jenson Button barcelona test feb 2016
Drivers: 'Honda not McLaren's only problem'
It is not just the Honda engine that is holding McLaren back, champion drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button reveal in Melbourne.
Mar 18, 07:56
Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda smiles as he walks through the paddock after practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 27, 2015
Fernando Alonso: 'Radio clampdown not good for Formula 1'
Fernando Alonso thinks that Formula 1 is taking a backwards step with the further clampdown on pit-to-car radio communication in 2016.
Mar 17, 08:01