Fernando Alonso Net Worth Income Profile and Salary. Fernando Alonso Díaz was born on July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, son of José Luis Alonso, then an industrial master and now sports director of Adrián Campos Motorsport, and Ana Díaz, a clerk at El Corte Inglés in the Asturian capital. He has a sister five years older, Lorena, a doctor by profession.
In spite of his short race, Alonso already has a curriculum that surpasses by intensity and precocity to those of the great champions. At age three, his father gave him a kart he had built himself. The chubby Alonso became infatuated with the “toy” and began to familiarize himself with the smell of fuel. That same year it already gained his first race, organized by a commercial center and in which they participated children that almost doubled the age to him. This gave him the courage to continue driving when he left school, always watched by his father, who already noticed the innate qualities that his son had for piloting. He dedicated all his free time to the son, even though he received an offer to join Celta de Vigo as a goalkeeper, a position in which he played from a very young age.
From the four years to the fourteen (1985-1995) studied in the school Santo Ángel de la Guarda, in Oviedo, where he attended primary and EGB. He then attended the Leopoldo Alas Clarín Institute in San Lázaro, where he remained until 2000, when he dropped out of school because his sporting commitments prevented him from continuing to study, so he did not even finish the COU.
At the age of seven, Alonso won his first official karting race in 1988, claiming to be Asturias’ children’s champion after winning the eight races of the event. By then it had already had the obligatory official license of the Spanish Federation for three years. In it, the boy recognizes that he is fully aware of his actions and that he will abide by all the rules. All faked, of course.
His projection was dazzling, from city to city and circuit to circuit, with an old Peugeot driving his father, while the other competitors arrived in Mercedes or BMW. His father was a mechanic and a counselor. In 1989 he was proclaimed champion of karting of Asturias and Galicia. The following year he had to compete in the cadet category, something for the modest family became prohibitive: “I bought a kart first hand and had to take care of him until he was eighteen. We had to start competing in Europe and I did not have the money to face so many expenses, “his father confessed. When they had decided to give up in the despair of the boy of eleven years, the “miracle” arose. Genis Marcó, an importer of go-karts, appeared, who became infatuated with the qualities of the kid, to the point that he released a go-kart in each race and Marcó got him sponsors for the trips or put the money from his own pocket.
In the category cadet proclaimed champion of Asturias and of the Basque Country in 1991, year in which it was runner-up of Spain because it could not participate in some races. In 1993 and 1994 he already won two Spanish Championships in the junior category, which served as his passport to participate later in the World Championship.
Thus, with a salary of 100,000 pesetas a month and fourteen years, he arrived at the World of Karting. It was his first participation and he already rose to the podium like third classified, ahead of another debutante, its competitor in formula 1 Kimi Raikkonen. It’s 1995. By the end of that year he successfully tested a Toyota. The brand offered to run the Formula 1 Championship the following year, but Fernando, advised by his father, refused because the economic conditions were ridiculous.
In 1996, then, he continued to compete in karting races, and that same year he was proclaimed champion of Spain, the Trofeo Estival of Italy, the Marlboro Grand Prix and, more importantly, junior world champion. In 1997 he competed in the International A category, in which he was proclaimed champion of Spain, Italy and Europe.
In 1998, still in the same category, he was again champion of Spain, and also won the Trofeo Paris-Bercy, the Industry in Italy and the Open Ford. Then came another staunch character in the career of Fernando, the former Valencian driver of Minardi in Formula 1 Adrián Campos, who would be his shadow and manager.
Campos had known Alonso since he was a child and followed his path in detail without the interested party noticing. For 1999 it fichó like substitute of Marc Gené in the formula Nissan, of single seater, a championship of speed thought for pilots, not for marks. Alonso got 9 pole position, 8 fast laps and 6 wins, which gave him the title of champion Euro Open Movistar. He did not have a license and at seventeen he was flying in the circuits at more than 250 kilometers per hour. He pulled it out when he was eighteen, curiously driving a Renault Megane. The teacher warned him that the tests were faster, because in practical classes he was going too slowly.
Alonso, with his first title of single-seat under the arm, had to continue to progress, and the natural step was the formula 3.000, in 2000, the year of its debut, achieved its first victory in the Belgian Grand Prix and was second In the one of Hungary, integrated in the equipment Astromega. This successful debut already consecrated it as a promise of formula 1, in which it debuted, after exerting like tester of Minardi – the less competitive team -, in Great Britain of 2001 of 2001. Nevertheless it made the most of the Car, finishing nine races and surpassing widely and assiduously to Tarso Marques, his teammate.
After the experience with Minardi, Flavio Briatore, owner of Renault, for which he had signed for five years, called him from Minardi, where he was loaned, to practice throughout 2002 as a tester of the French brand, with results more than satisfactory .
In 2003 he was already official driver of Renault, a brand more competitive but still far from the Ferrari, the Williams or the McLaren. He was soon consolidated as the revelation of the championship, especially since, on March 22, he became the youngest driver to achieve pole position in the Malaysian Grand Prix, where, in addition, with his third place, was the First Spanish rider to get on the podium. Rubens Barrichello (22 years, 3 months and 5 days) or champions such as Jackie Ickx (23 years, 8 months and 3 days), took the pole at 21 years, 7 months and 22 days, surpassing widely who was the record holder, Ayrton Senna (25 years and 1 month) and Michael Schumacher (25 years, 4 months and 12 days).
Throughout the campaign he would again stand out with a runner-up in the Spanish Grand Prix held in Montmeló, but especially in the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he won authority and was crowned at the top of Formula 1, 6 seconds to his immediate competitor, Kimi Raikkonen, and doubling no less than world champion Michael Schumacher. At 22 years and 26 days, Alonso entered Formula 1 history as the youngest to win, beating Troy Ruttman (22 years and 80 days) and Bruce McLaren (22 years and 104 days), who Won in 1952 and 1959.
All these good results made Fernando Alonso finish the World Championship in a meritorious sixth place, below Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Without a doubt, it was the revelation of the season and everything to think that the following year would be the one of its definitive consolidation.
Nevertheless, throughout the 2004 World-wide one more time Schumacher was unbeatable and Alonso finished the season without having been able to raise with no triumph. In the retina of many fans there are, but, his great races leading like a true champion and the different podios obtained in the circuits of France, Austria, England and Hungary. In this way, the Spanish driver continued to stand out and was in the fourth place of the world championship, with 59 points.
Finally, in 2005, the consolidation of Fernando Alonso arrives as a Formula 1 driver. This season is the most important of the Spanish motorsport to date for being the first in which a national driver is very close to becoming World Champion of the specialty. It has been a very spectacular year for Alonso, who from the preseason has been able to establish the bases of this great triumph.
The first practice of the 2005 season already showed a particularly strong Fernando as rival of the great Michael Schumacher and very well backed by his team: Jarno Trulli left Renault and Giancarlo Fisichella became his new partner. His new R-25 car also helped the driver with spectacular changes over last year’s car: essentially a more powerful engine and improved aerodynamics in the chassis to fit the FIM regulations.
His splendid driving has allowed Fernando Alonso to be about to be nothing less than the first Spaniard and the youngest driver to become World Champion of the highest category of motorsport. They are counted the races in which he has not triumphed and numerous podiums he has achieved. The Grand Prix of Australia, Malaysia, Bahrain, San Marino (where he won after an exciting duel with Schumacher), France, Germany and Spain have been some of his best victories this year.
In 1999 Alonso met in a karting championship to which his girlfriend is today, Rebeca, a student of music in the Conservatory of Avilés, where he plays the cello. They look little, because Fernando lives in Oxford, where the team is based.
According to the people in his inner circle he has caste, character and excessive self-confidence. He is convinced that no one can outweigh the car he drives. And, according to Adrián Campos and other experts, he has a natural talent, which Fernando powered with very hard training. In addition, despite its serious character in the circuits, it has a charisma that enamora the people. In family and with friends, he is joking and funny. Nano, his rivals Magic and the press the Toro, nicknamed him at home because of his great size in a young man of 1.71 in height and 70 kilos of weight.
He is passionate about all sports, which he uses as training. He practices cycling, tennis, swimming and soccer, in which his favorite team is Real Madrid. His favorite food, apart from the Asturian stew of his mother, is pasta, he loves horror movies and his sporting idol par excellence is the rider who managed to beat the cancer: American Lance Armstrong. Like him, he aspires to be an accomplished champion, in another modality.