We are starting of the Fernando Alonso week by looking at his junior career! Fernando Alonso was born in Oviedo in Spain on the 29th of July 1981. Alonso his father was someone who regularly raced karts. He wanted to share his passion with his children and made a kart for his 7 year old daughter who showed no interest. A little 3 year old boy named Fernando Alonso did show interest and he would prove years later that he was going to be one of the best ever. Fernando raced in karting competitions around Spain with his father as a mechanic without any financial backing. Alonso needed to adapt to his competitors because they all where 4 years older than him and a lot of them where stronger and taller than him while Fernando didn't have a lot of strength and length to turn the wheel and reach the pedals. His parents also didn't have money for wet weather tyres so he needed to control his kart on slicks in the wet. This strength would also help him alot in F1, Brazil 2012 for example. Alonso won 4 Spanish championships back to back and the junior World cup in 1996. He moved on to the Spanish and Italian Inter A titles which he won in 1998. He also finished 2nd in the European Championship. Alonso was noticed immediately and managed to have a test with campos where he matched F1 driver Marc Gene after only 3 days. Alonso moved to the Euro Open Movistar by Nissan series where he won the 2nd race of the season. Alonso went on to win that title as well. Alonso got his first taste of F1 when he got an opportunity with Minardi where he lapped 1.5 seconds faster than the other drivers at the test.
Alonso moved to Formula 3000 where he finished 4th while he was the youngest driver in that category. Benetton had seen enough of his talent and signed Alonso as their test driver for 2000 and 2001. The story will continue tonight where we will look at his first years in F1, stay tuned!
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Cala il sipario sulla lunga stagione 2018 di Formula 1.
Il 10° Gran Premio di Abu Dhabi vedrà il successo dei plurivittoriosi di Yas Marina, ovvero Lewis Hamilton e Sebastian Vettel? Riuscirà la Ferrari ad ottenere la sua prima vittoria negli Emirati? Lo scopriremo soltanto domenica. Intanto ci avviciniamo al weekend di gara con il consueto appuntamento il mio ultimo articolo con i record e le statistiche del Gran Premio. Link in bio @vuliusgp
Lewis Hamilton - 2018 @f1
The last step - tomorrow the three Lewis Hamilton portraits go to abudhabi to get presented in the paddock clubs during the f1 finals - www.stephangeisler.com 🏎🏎🏎
The last step - tomorrow the three Lewis Hamilton portraits go to abudhabi to get presented in the paddock clubs during the f1 finals - www.stephangeisler.com
Uncrowned Champion🏆 #8
Carlos was born on the 12th of April 1942 in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Carlos started of racing in a Fiat saloon car. He raced in touring cars before he moved to F2 in 1970. He immediately got attention when he crashed into Rindt in his first race. Reutemann managed to finish 2nd in his 2nd year behind Ronnie Peterson. Carlos moved to F1 in 1972 with Brabham alongside 2 time world champion Graham Hill. Reutemann took pole in his first race ever infront of his homecrowd in Buenos Aires while Hill qualified 16th. Carlos took his first 3 victories in 1974. He managed to win as much as 1974 teammate and champion Fittipaldi but his consistency wasn't great meaning that he finished 6th in the standings. He joined Ferrari in 1977 replacing Regazzoni. He beat his teammate Lauda in the first 2 races meaning that he took the championship lead. Lauda reaffirmed his position as team leader during the season and managed to win his 2nd world title. Reutemann got partnered by Gilles Villeneuve in 1978. Reutemann won 4 races that season finishing 3rd behind the dominant Lotus. Reutemann moved from Ferrari to Lotus replacing Peterson who got killed during the 1979 season. Jody Scheckter won the Championship for Ferrari while Lotus went backwards that year. Reutemann joined Williams in 1980 which was a good step forward which saw him finishing 3rd in the standings. Reutemann battled for the championship in 1981 with Laffite and Piquet. Carlos led the Championship with 1 point coming in the last race. A gearbox failure meant that Reutemann finished 8th and lost the title to Piquet. Reutemann retired from F1 in 1982 after the first race. Reutemann went on to become a governor and a Senator in Argentina. He also considered running for president in 2011 in Argentina. Reutemann won 12 races, 45 podiums 6 pole positions in 146 starts. .
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i‘m just so fucking grateful that this men is part of my life. i don‘t know where i‘d be without him