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Born on: 29th Jul 81 Born in: Spain Marital status: Divorced Occupation: Formula One racing driver
Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish Formula One racing driver. Twice he has been a World Champion and currently he is racing for Ferrari. On September 25 of the year 2005, at the age of 24 years and 58 days, Alonso won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title, at the time becoming the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion. As he retained the world champion title the subsequent year, Fernando also became the youngest two-time Champion at the time. Spaniard Fernando Alonso, has a net worth of $ 80 million. His annual salary is $40 million. Over the years Fernando Alonso has earned his wealth as a driver in the world of car racing, working with big players like Minardi, Renault, McLaren and Ferrari. He has participated in Grand Prix’s all around the world. Along with the earnings Alonso makes from the racing, he has also achieved quite the wealthy status by endorsing various world class products. According to Alonso, associating with world-class and prestigious brands has been a major part of his career and has played an important role in shaping the racing strategy from the beginning. Some of the brands endorsed by Alonso are Banco Santander, Telefonica, ING, Viceroy watches. Alonso was declared as the highest paid active driver in Formula One in 2010, reportedly making EUR30 million per season at Ferrari. Surprisingly this figure didn't include any of his external endorsements' earnings. Alonso had taken up the residence in Switzerland from 2006 to 2010. From 2006-2010, he was the owner of a house in Mont-sur-Rolle, located 2-3 km from the shores of Lake Geneva. In February 2010 he moved to Lugano in Switzerland, with the intention of being nearer to his new Formula One employer, Ferrari. It is a very much common occurrence for Formula One stars to occupy the residence in Switzerland to trim down their tax bills. During the winter of 2010–11, Alonso was back in Oviedo in Spain, so as to stay near to his family and friends, with an expenditure of likely £50 million in taxes. In Ferrari Alonso's company car is a Ferrari 458,but no with room for passengers, he spent $140,000 on a Maserrati Turismo Convertible a 5-seater, so that he could go out for a drive with family and friends whenever he want.At times Alonso also enjoys to spend his holiday time at luxurious destinations. Fernando Alonso was born in Oviedo, in Spain. His mother was a employee in a department store and his father worked as a mechanic in an explosives factory near Oviedo. Alonso has an elder sister, Lorena. Alonso's father was a non-professional kart racer and wanted to see his children to share his passion in kart racing. In his childhood days, Alonso took part in karting competitions around the Spain, with the help of his father, who also worked as his mechanic. Alonso’s family was short of financial resources required to build up a career in motorsport, but his success attracted sponsorship and the much needed funds. Alonso wedded Raquel del Rosario, main singer of Spanish pop band, El Sueño de Morfeo, on 17 November 2006. They declared their plan to divorce in December 2011. Alonso is also fascinated with other sports, like cycling, football and tennis. His favorite team is Real Madrid Besides Spanish, he also speaks English and Italian. At home, his nickname is El Nano. His favorite food is the Asturian stew prepared by his mother and he also loves pasta. He loves watching horror movies. His most favorite and par excellence sports hero is the American champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, who overcame cancer, and won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times.
Family & relationships
- Raquel del Rosario