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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Spain22
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
1981072986
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
519
RACESCAREER POINTS
1961364
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
302

driver profile

F.Alonso
Fernando Alonso has already made his place in history as a worthy champion, the prime reason being the fact that he holds the distinction of ending Michael Schumacher's reign as the undisputed ruler of Formula 1. And if once was not enough, Alonso repeated the feat by winning the championship for a second consecutive year in 2006 proving to all naysayers that he could challenge and win, and not just when his rival was in an uncompetitive car as was the case in 2005. From humble beginnings driving for Minardi in 2001 to being enlisted to test drive for Renault in 2002, Alonso's rise through the F1 ranks has been - much like his driving - quick. It hasn't all been rosy for the Spaniard though. He struggled in 2007 unable to deal with the alleged preferential treatment meted out to his then teammate at McLaren, the rookie Lewis Hamilton. For 2008 and 2009, Alonso was once again in Renault, but piloting a car that was far from competitive. His podiums during this somewhat murky period can be attributed to one thing alone - his sheer skill as a driver. For 2010, Alonso found himself welcomed into the arms of the very Scuderia that he famously beat, and in all probability, it is he who is the favoured number one at Ferrari. After starting the season with a one-two finish, he had his share of difficulties right up to his controversial win in Germany. But he turned the tables around to be the leading driver up to the last race. A poor race strategy in the season-finale meant Sebastian Vettel edged him out for his third title. 2011 was much worse for Alonso with only win to his name but he was back to a driving style that got the most out of a poor car, in what is a promising outlook for the future.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 8 4 12 12
British 30/06 9 3 15 27
Canadian 09/06 6 2 18 45
Monaco 26/05 6 7 6 51
Spanish 12/05 5 1 25 76
Bahrain 21/04 3 8 4 80
Chinese 14/04 3 1 25 105
Malaysian 24/03 3 22 0 105
Australian 17/03 5 2 18 123
Brazilian 25/11 7 2 18 141
United States 18/11 7 3 15 156
Abu Dhabi 04/11 6 2 18 174
Indian 28/10 5 2 18 192
Korean 14/10 4 3 15 207
Japanese 07/10 6 24 0 207
Singapore 23/09 5 3 15 222
Italian 09/09 10 3 15 237
Belgian 02/09 5 24 0 237
Hungarian 29/07 6 5 10 247
German 22/07 1 1 25 272
British 08/07 1 2 18 290
European 24/06 11 1 25 315
Canadian 10/06 3 5 10 325
Monaco 27/05 5 3 15 340
Spanish 13/05 2 2 18 358
Bahrain 22/04 9 7 6 364
Chinese 15/04 9 9 2 366
Malaysian 25/03 8 1 25 391
Australian 18/03 12 5 10 401
Brazilian 27/11 5 4 12 413
Abu Dhabi 13/11 5 2 18 431
Indian 30/10 3 3 15 446
Korean 16/10 6 5 10 456
Japanese 09/10 5 2 18 474
Singapore 25/09 5 4 12 486
Italian 11/09 4 3 15 501
Belgian 28/08 8 4 12 513
Hungarian 31/07 5 3 15 528
German 24/07 4 2 18 546
British 10/07 3 1 25 571
European 26/06 4 2 18 589
Canadian 12/06 2 22 0 589
Monaco 29/05 4 2 18 607
Spanish 22/05 4 5 10 617
Turkish 08/05 5 3 15 632
Chinese 17/04 5 7 6 638
Malaysian 10/04 5 6 8 646
Australian 27/03 5 4 12 658

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