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Born on July 29, 1981, in the Spanish city of Oviedo, Fernando Alonso’s racing career started when he was just three years-old, when he was the lucky recipient of a kart made by his father, originally for a less than enthusiastic older sister.
A fractious move to Mc Laren, and subsequent spells with Renault and Ferrari, yielded success in the form of 17 victories and three championship runner-up finishes - but not the one piece of silverware he really desires.
Perhaps ironically, it has been in inferior machinery that Alonso has come to be regarded as one of the finest drivers not just on the current grid, but in history.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, © Sutton Motorsport Images Fernando Alonso (ESP) World Karting Championship, Margutti, Parma, Italy March 1997.
Second place finisher Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mclaren and race winner Fernando Alonso (ESP) Mc Laren celebrate with the champagne.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Hungaroring, Hungary, 24 August 2003.