That’s how Fernando Alonso’s F1 career has been since his last title in 2006

(CNN Español) — El español Fernando Alonso wrote his name with golden letters in the history of automovilismo. Si se retirara mañana, podría irse feliz de lo que ha consegido. Sin embargo, y para fortuna de todos los aficionados a la Formula 1este no es el caso, pues el piloto originario de Oviedo estará más tiempo compitiendo en el máximo circuito.

I’m herese informó que Alonso, de 41 años, correrá para la escudería Aston Martin a partir de la seasonado 2023 tras signar un contrato por varios años, según informó el equipo.

“The hiring of an especial talent like Fernando is a clear statement of intentions of an organization that has committed to developing an Fórmula Uno winning team,” Aston Martin said in a statement.

¿Qué ha ganado Fernando Alonso?

To say that Alonso is a “talento especial” es preciso y hasta se podría quedar short por los logros que tiene en su palmarés:

  • The Spaniard debuted in Formula 1 in 2001 with the Minardi team. That same year, his best position in a race was the tenth place he got in the German Grand Prix, according to Alonso’s official web site.
  • In 2003, he was designated the official pilot of Renault, the team with which he achieved his major achievements.
  • In that same season of 2003, he became the youngest pilot to win a pole position (in the Gran Premio de Malaysia, at 21 years old) and the youngest pilot to win a GP (in Hungary, when he was 22 years old ).
  • In the 2005 season, he won his first Fórmula 1 world championship with Renault, with which he became the youngest pilot in the world (at that moment).
  • But lo previous, se conviró en el primer español en ganar la F1.
  • In 2006, for the second consecutive year, he won the F1 World Drivers’ Championship in the Renault team.
  • Alonso’s 2005 and 2006 titles also meant breaking the reign of legend pilot Michael Schumacher, who until now is the greatest winner of F1 championships (together with the British Lewis Hamilton, ambos con 7).
Fernando Alonso in his Renault car while running the Gran Premio de Brasil in 2006. That day, October 22, the Spanish pilot finished in second place and with it he was crowned F1 world champion for the second consecutive year.

Fernando Alonso in his Renault car while running the Gran Premio de Brasil in 2006. That day, October 22, the Spanish pilot finished in second place and with it he was crowned F1 world champion for the second consecutive year. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

¿Qué siguió tras el championship de Alonso en 2006?

After the brilliant season that he had in 2006, Fernando Alonso had good results and great moments, but he did not win an F1 title.

  • In 2007, Alonso se fue a la escudería McLaren. In this season, he finished in the third place of the championship of pilots.
  • In the following two seasons, in 2008 and 2009, he returned to Renault, finishing in fifth and ninth positions in the championship, respectively.
  • In 2010, the Spanish pilot signed with the Italian Ferrari team. In that season, Alonso was runner-up in Fórmula 1.
  • Also with Ferrari, in the 2011 championship, he was fourth, while in 2012 and 2013 he was again runner-up. Ese ultimo año conseguiría lo que, hasta el momento, es su último triunfo en una carrera, al ganar el Gran Premio de España.
The winner of the race, the Spanish Fernando Alonso (at center), of Ferrari, celebrates his victory on the podium of the Gran Premio de España, on May 12, 2013. The second place went to the Finnish Kimi Raikkonen (left ), de Lotus;  y la tercera posición, in front of the Brazilian Felipe Massa, de Ferrari.

The winner of the race, the Spanish Fernando Alonso (at center), of Ferrari, celebrates his victory on the podium of the Gran Premio de España, on May 12, 2013. The second place went to the Finnish Kimi Raikkonen (left ), de Lotus; y la tercera posición, in front of the Brazilian Felipe Massa, de Ferrari. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

  • En diciembre de 2014, Alonso signed (una vez más) con McLaren before the 2015 season, la cual, according to the F1 web page, fue la peor “por mucho” para el español, con un monoplaza con motor Honda que no fue competitivo. Ese año terminó en la posición 17 del campeonato.
  • En 2016, la temporada mejoró, pero siguió el bajo rendido del car McLaren-Honda. Terminó el año en el decimo posto.
  • The situation worsened in 2017, the year in which their car did not rank with McLaren and ended the season in 15th place in the championship of pilots.
  • In 2018, McLaren ended its relationship with Honda before switching to Renault, which resulted in Alonso remaining in the team. In this season, still with a low-performing team, they finished 11th in the pilot championship.
  • Alonso decided to leave Formula 1 for the 2018 season. So far, he has accumulated more than 300 grands prizes, including 32 victories, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums.
  • El piloto español estuvo fuera de F1 en 2019 y 2020. Para la temporada 2021 regresó, ahora con la escudería Alpine, que previously era Renault, donde consiguió su bichampeonato. En ese año de retorno, culminó en la position 10 out the championship.
  • Todavía en Alpine en la actual temporada 2022, Alonso consiguió el record de la carrera deportiva en F1 más larga de la history: 21 años, 3 meses y ocho días desde su debut en 2001. Previously, el achievement le pertenecía a Michael Schumacher.

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