|Caption: This is Fernando Alonso, who is currently battling Sebastien Vettel for the 2012 Championship title.|
This week, we turn our attention to a current Formula 1 racing driver: Fernando Alonso who was born on 29 July 1981 and is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion, who is currently racing for Scuderia Ferrari.
Alonso started in karting from the age of 3. He won three consective karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997, and he became world karting champion in 1996. He made his Formula One debut in the 2001 season with Minardi, and then moved to the Renault as a test driver the next year. Starting in 2003 Alonso then became one of the main drivers of the team. On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion at the time. He joined McLaren in 2007, before returning to Renault for two seasons in 2008 and 2009, and in 2010, he joined Scuderia Ferrari who he continues to race for to date.
|Caption: Fernando Alonso in his Scuderia Ferrari 2010|
Source: Formula 1 world