Fernando Alonso Diaz born july 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion. On September 25, 2005 he won the World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days. He currently lives in Oxford England, and owns a house in Mont-sur-Rolle, near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. As a child, Alonso participated in karting competitions around Spain. Alonso became test driver for Renault in 2002 and did 1,642 laps of testing that year. In 2003 Briatore dropped Button and put Alonso in the second seat alongside Jarno Trulli.
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