Fernando Alonso Reinstated to Third at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso regained the third spot on the podium at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 after FIA review.

A two-time Formula 1 world champion, Fernando Alonso was born in Oviedo, Asturias. He started racing karts early before progressing to open-wheel car racing. He later dropped out of school to focus on his F1 career.

Alonso won two driver’s championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and became the youngest polesitter, race winner, and world champion in F1 history. He started his F1 career in 2001 with Minardi and later joined Renault, McLaren, and Scuderia Ferrari. He has won 32 races and 22 pole positions during his time on the grid. 

However, his career suffered a major setback when he failed to secure another title at Ferrari in 2011.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023

Formula 1 headed to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this month; with the fastest street circuit in the world, it has delivered all the drama & entertainment. Its fast-paced race took its toll on the drivers, with rapid temperature changes, the potential for sand to be blown into the track, and a variety of other factors adding more entertainment.

Two-time defending world champion Max Verstappen leads the way, followed by Sergio Perez and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso. After Aston Martin requested a Right of Review on Sunday night to FIA, Fernando Alonso regained third place in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and his 100th F1 career podium finish. 

Fernando Alonso’s Net Worth

The two-time Formula One World Drivers’ Champion Fernando Alonso has earned his fair share of money throughout his career. He currently earns $40 million each year as his earnings and endorsements.

Fernando Alonso Wife – Raquel del Rosario

Fernando Alonso is known for being charming on and off the track. Moreover, he is also known for being one of the most successful drivers in history. Fernando was dating Raquel in 2005 and got married to her in 2006 but did not make it public until 2008. After five years of their marriage, Fernando and his pop star wife Raquel del Rosario reportedly split up. Before their split, they lived in Oxford before they moved to Switzerland. Both were not very public about their relationship, and Raquel could barely be seen at the track for the F1 races.

Fernando Alonso’s girlfriend – Andrea Schlager

Andrea Schlager is an Austrian journalist and television host who has gained a reputation for her work on ServusTV. She has a background in motorcycling, tennis, and ice hockey. The former Ferrari driver is dating Austrian journalist Andrea Schlager. The two met in the F1 paddock while she was a sports presenter for the ServusTV network. Alonso and Schlager have been rumored to be dating for some time now. They met in the F1 paddock and have been together for over a year. The duo was spotted enjoying a trip to Florida as Fernando took part in the Miami Grand Prix. They were spotted smiling and laughing as they strolled across the beach together.

Fernando Alonso Retirement

Despite being the oldest driver on the F1 grid, Fernando Alonso has no plans to retire. He will continue to compete in Formula One for the next two years and has made multiple lifestyle changes to ensure he can maintain his fitness levels.

While he is the oldest driver on the grid, Alonso is still considered a top driver and is widely respected by his peers. He is currently ranked 10th in the drivers’ championship and has moved from Alpine to Aston Martin for the 2023 season.

During his time with Alpine, Alonso faced reliability issues that soured his relationship with the team. However, he is happy to have landed a new car for the 2023 season with Aston Martin.

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