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101 Facts About Fernando Alonso
4. Fernando Alonso came to the Taylor team with Kamui Kobayashi, his teammate on the Le Mans victory, to create one of the strongest lineups in the field.
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5. Fernando Alonso made it to the big race in France and won in his debut, checking off a second box in racing's unofficial Triple Crown.
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10. On 26 October 2017 it was announced that Fernando Alonso would race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona—his first-ever endurance event—for the United Autosports sportscar team.
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12. Fernando Alonso enters the 101st Indy 500 with a Honda-engined IndyCar run by Andretti Autosport, owned by former McLaren driver Michael Andretti.
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15. Fernando Alonso finished tenth at Monaco Grand Prix after he accidently collided with a barrier and his tyre got punctured.
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21. Fernando Alonso conquered the title in 2006 before deciding to continue his career at McLaren.
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22. Fernando Alonso was born in Oviedo, Spain, on 29 July 1981.
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23. Fernando Alonso is the only Spanish driver to have won a Formula One as of March 2018.
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32. Fernando Alonso failed to finish in one of every five races he started in, DNFing 67 times in his 311 Grand Prix starts.
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34. Fernando Alonso finished his career in Abu Dhabi having made 311 Grands Prix starts.
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42. Fernando Alonso is the third F1 champion to win after Phil Hill and Mario Andretti.
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46. In early September 2013, Fernando Alonso announced his intentions to rescue the insolvent Euskaltel–Euskadi cycling team, reaching an agreement to buy their UCI World Tour licence in order to form a Spanish professional cycling team using many of its existing riders.
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53. Fernando Alonso put a Ferrari logo on the back of the helmet, just above the drawing two aces.
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55. On 27 November 2018 it was announced that Fernando Alonso would race in the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona for Wayne Taylor Racing.
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57. On 26 October 2017 it was announced that Fernando Alonso would race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona—his first-ever endurance event—for the United Autosports sportscar team.
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58. Fernando Alonso was named the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
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59. On 14 August 2018, Fernando Alonso announced that he would not race in Formula One in 2019.
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61. Fernando Alonso admitted seventh was a mere "coincidence" due to faster cars retiring and that McLaren had a lot of work ahead.
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62. Fernando Alonso managed to get the fastest lap of the race at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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67. At the Japanese Grand Prix Fernando Alonso was hit from behind at the first corner and retired.
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74. Fernando Alonso scored his fifth fastest lap of the year, enough to give him the 2010 DHL Fastest Lap Award after a countback with Lewis Hamilton.
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77. Fernando Alonso finished ninth in the drivers standings overall, scoring all of Renault's 26 points during the season.
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78. Fernando Alonso finished eighth in the Bahrain Grand Prix, despite struggling with a broken drinks bottle during the race, which resulted in him collapsing with dehydration during a post-race TV interview.
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79. Fernando Alonso finished the season fifth overall with 61 points, while enabling Renault to finish fourth in the constructors standings with 80 points, ahead of fifth-placed Toyota.
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80. Fernando Alonso dropped four places, but a fast final lap saw him reclaim the lost spots, passing Kubica and Sebastian Vettel at the final corner.
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81. Fernando Alonso failed to score in the next two races, finishing tenth at the Monaco Grand Prix, after puncturing a tyre against the barrier and a collision with Nick Heidfeld and retiring from the Canadian Grand Prix after crashing into the wall on lap 45, having qualified fourth.
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83. Fernando Alonso was linked with several teams for the 2008 season after his split with McLaren.
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85. On 19 December 2005, Fernando Alonso announced that he would be moving to McLaren for 2007.
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87. Fernando Alonso became the first driver in history to finish first or second in the first nine races of the season, a record equalled by Sebastian Vettel in 2011.
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89. Fernando Alonso took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix after Schumacher was penalised by the stewards for "deliberately [stopping] his car on the circuit in the last few minutes of qualifying", denying his rivals, Alonso included, the opportunity of recording fastest qualifying lap.
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90. Fernando Alonso qualified seventh at the Malaysian Grand Prix due to a fuelling error but finished second to teammate Giancarlo Fisichella.
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93. Fernando Alonso crashed out of the former, and in the latter all the Michelin runners withdrew due to safety concerns over their tyres.
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95. Fernando Alonso scored no points in the season and finished between his teammates Marques and Yoong in the standings; his best finish being tenth at the German Grand Prix.
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