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Fernando Alonso makes his F1 debut with Minardi in 2001 at the Australian GP
Fernando Alonso makes his F1 debut with Minardi in 2001 at the Australian GP
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Alonso takes his first podium at the 2003 Malaysian GP
Alonso takes his first podium at the 2003 Malaysian GP
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Five months later, Alonso scores his maiden F1 victory at the 2003 Hungarian GP
Five months later, Alonso scores his maiden F1 victory at the 2003 Hungarian GP
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Renault celebrates Alonso's first F1 victory, donning moustaches
Renault celebrates Alonso's first F1 victory, donning moustaches
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Alonso celebrates his first F1 title at the 2005 Brazilian GP, at the time becoming the youngest champion at 24 years and 59 days
Alonso celebrates his first F1 title at the 2005 Brazilian GP, at the time becoming the youngest champion at 24 years and 59 days
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Championship celebrations in parc ferme at the 2005 Brazilian GP
Championship celebrations in parc ferme at the 2005 Brazilian GP
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Alonso celebrates his maiden F1 title in 2005. A third place finish was enough to seal the crown with two races to go
Alonso celebrates his maiden F1 title in 2005. A third place finish was enough to seal the crown with two races to go
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Alonso ends the year with a victory in the final race of the 2005 season in China
Alonso ends the year with a victory in the final race of the 2005 season in China
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Alonso sits with the trophies he collected over the course of 2005
Alonso sits with the trophies he collected over the course of 2005
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It was all about Alonso vs Michael Schumacher in 2006
It was all about Alonso vs Michael Schumacher in 2006
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Alonso wins the 2006 Monaco GP, completing one third of the Triple Crown - an accolade he's currently chasing
Alonso wins the 2006 Monaco GP, completing one third of the Triple Crown - an accolade he's currently chasing
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Alonso wins in front of the home crowd at the 2006 Spanish GP
Alonso wins in front of the home crowd at the 2006 Spanish GP
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Alonso and Renault celebrate his second world title at Brazil in 2006. He became the youngest double F1 champion
Alonso and Renault celebrate his second world title at Brazil in 2006. He became the youngest double F1 champion
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He then joined McLaren for 2007, a relationship that would only last one year after rocky relations with team-mate and rising star Lewis Hamilton
He then joined McLaren for 2007, a relationship that would only last one year after rocky relations with team-mate and rising star Lewis Hamilton
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Alonso claims his first victory for McLaren at the 2007 Malaysian GP
Alonso claims his first victory for McLaren at the 2007 Malaysian GP
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Alonso blocked team-mate Hamilton in the pits in Hungary, stopping him from completing his final run in qualifying. McLaren was less than happy with the move
Alonso blocked team-mate Hamilton in the pits in Hungary, stopping him from completing his final run in qualifying. McLaren was less than happy with the move
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Alonso and Hamilton battle it out at the 2007 Brazilian GP. Both would ultimately miss out on the title to Kimi Raikkonen
Alonso and Hamilton battle it out at the 2007 Brazilian GP. Both would ultimately miss out on the title to Kimi Raikkonen
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Alonso's most controversial win, Singapore 2008. His team-mate Nelson Piquet Jr crashed, bringing out a safety car. When the race leaders dived into the pits, Alonso stole the lead of the GP having pitted before the incident
Alonso's most controversial win, Singapore 2008. His team-mate Nelson Piquet Jr crashed, bringing out a safety car. When the race leaders dived into the pits, Alonso stole the lead of the GP having pitted before the incident
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Alonso passes team-mate Felipe Massa for the lead of the 2010 Bahrain GP - he would go on to claim victory on his debut for Ferrari
Alonso passes team-mate Felipe Massa for the lead of the 2010 Bahrain GP - he would go on to claim victory on his debut for Ferrari
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"Fernando is faster than you"
"Fernando is faster than you"
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Tensions were high between Alonso and Massa following that team order radio message at the 2010 German GP
Tensions were high between Alonso and Massa following that team order radio message at the 2010 German GP
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Alonso wins a wet and wild Korean Grand Prix in 2010
Alonso wins a wet and wild Korean Grand Prix in 2010
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Alonso missed out on the 2010 title in the Abu Dhabi finale after he failed to pass Vitaly Petrov for sixth place to move up the order. Alonso was rather vocal on the radio about the Russian not moving out of the way
Alonso missed out on the 2010 title in the Abu Dhabi finale after he failed to pass Vitaly Petrov for sixth place to move up the order. Alonso was rather vocal on the radio about the Russian not moving out of the way
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A rather relaxed Alonso prepares for the 2011 Canadian GP
A rather relaxed Alonso prepares for the 2011 Canadian GP
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Alonso wins in front of his home crowd at Valencia in 2012
Alonso wins in front of his home crowd at Valencia in 2012
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Alonso was beaten to the 2012 F1 title to Sebastian Vettel by just three points
Alonso was beaten to the 2012 F1 title to Sebastian Vettel by just three points
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Alonso finished second in the Brazilian G,P but it wasn't enough to beat Sebastian Vettel to the 2012 crown
Alonso finished second in the Brazilian G,P but it wasn't enough to beat Sebastian Vettel to the 2012 crown
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The Hungarian GP in 2014 was the last time Alonso claimed a podium, although there's still time for him to break that spell
The Hungarian GP in 2014 was the last time Alonso claimed a podium, although there's still time for him to break that spell
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Alonso's most recent F1 win came in Spain in 2013
Alonso's most recent F1 win came in Spain in 2013
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Alonso makes his on-track debut with McLaren-Honda in pre-season testing, after joining the team for 2015
Alonso makes his on-track debut with McLaren-Honda in pre-season testing, after joining the team for 2015
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A stranded McLaren-Honda - a sight Alonso became accustomed to in 2015
A stranded McLaren-Honda - a sight Alonso became accustomed to in 2015
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Alonso helps marshals push his McLaren at the 2015 Hungarian GP after his engine shut down in qualifying
Alonso helps marshals push his McLaren at the 2015 Hungarian GP after his engine shut down in qualifying
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A familiar image of Alonso making his way back to the pits following an engine failure in Hungarian GP qualifying in 2015
A familiar image of Alonso making his way back to the pits following an engine failure in Hungarian GP qualifying in 2015
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A photo of a blown Honda engine, which has become synonymous with the McLaren-Honda era. It was another blow for Honda at the 2015 Brazilian GP
A photo of a blown Honda engine, which has become synonymous with the McLaren-Honda era. It was another blow for Honda at the 2015 Brazilian GP
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Alonso started the2016 season in a scary way with this horrific crash in the Australian GP season opener
Alonso started the2016 season in a scary way with this horrific crash in the Australian GP season opener
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Esteban Gutierrez and Alonso following their crash at the 2016 Australian GP
Esteban Gutierrez and Alonso following their crash at the 2016 Australian GP
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Alonso's McLaren is recovered after a his and Gutierrez's crash
Alonso's McLaren is recovered after a his and Gutierrez's crash
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Another angle of Alonso's scary 2016 Australian GP crash
Another angle of Alonso's scary 2016 Australian GP crash
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Alonso secures fifth at the US GP in 2016, the best result for McLaren-Honda in the modern era
Alonso secures fifth at the US GP in 2016, the best result for McLaren-Honda in the modern era
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McLaren team-mates, Alonso and Jenson Button
McLaren team-mates, Alonso and Jenson Button
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Pre-season testing in 2017 was a pretty woeful one for McLaren, and featured limited track running
Pre-season testing in 2017 was a pretty woeful one for McLaren, and featured limited track running
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Alonso fans at the 2017 Malaysian GP
Alonso fans at the 2017 Malaysian GP
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Alonso made it into Q3 for the first time in 2017 at the Spanish GP
Alonso made it into Q3 for the first time in 2017 at the Spanish GP
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Alonso missed the Monaco GP in 2017 to take part in the Indianapolis 500. His McLaren colleagues followed the action from their Monaco garage
Alonso missed the Monaco GP in 2017 to take part in the Indianapolis 500. His McLaren colleagues followed the action from their Monaco garage
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Famous for his memes, Alonso sets up a deck chair in parc ferme in Hungary 2017
Famous for his memes, Alonso sets up a deck chair in parc ferme in Hungary 2017
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Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne share a selfie and a kiss in Brazil in 2017
Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne share a selfie and a kiss in Brazil in 2017
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Alonso celebrated his 300th Grand Prix start at the Canadian GP in 2018
Alonso celebrated his 300th Grand Prix start at the Canadian GP in 2018
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Alonso duels with Daniel Ricciardo in Hungary 2018
Alonso duels with Daniel Ricciardo in Hungary 2018
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August 14, Fernando Alonso announces he will not take part in Formula 1 in 2019
August 14, Fernando Alonso announces he will not take part in Formula 1 in 2019
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