He made his Formula One debut in the 2001 season with Minardi, and then moved to the Renault team as a test driver the next year.Starting in 2003 Alonso then became one of the main drivers of the team.Often referred to as the ‘Toughest footrace on the planet’, over a thousand runners congregate in the desert for what could be described as the grand national of multi-stage ultra marathons – the Marathon des Sables.Competitors run a marathon for six consecutive days, carrying all their food and supplies with them. Personally, I collect races – especially ones that claim to be the ‘toughest’ or the ‘longest’.
His strongest title challenges were in 20, finishing both seasons just adrift of title winner Sebastian Vettel.
Born in Oviedo, the capital of the autonomous region of Asturias, Alonso started in karting from the age of 3.
He won three consecutive karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997, and he became world karting champion in 1996.
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