Fernando Alonso Biography (1981)

Díaz (born 29 July 1981 in Oviedo, Asturias) is a Spanish  racing driver and a two-time World Champion, who will race for Ferrari  alongside Felipe Massa in 2010.

On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver’s Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days, breaking Emerson Fittipaldi’s record of being the youngest Formula One World Drivers’ Champion (this record was subsequently broken by Lewis Hamilton). After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion. In 2007, he became the second driver, after Michael Schumacher, to score at least 100 points for three consecutive seasons. Nicknamed El Nano, literally meaning “the guy” that is a typical nickname from Asturias, his place of birth, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF[1] and is one of the directors of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.

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