Formula One star Fernando Alonso made his start in motor racing, aged three, at the wheel of a kart his father originally bought for his sister.
He arrived in Formula One with Minardi in 2001 and four years later won his first world championship. Alonso ended Michael Schumacher’s five year dominance of the drivers’ championship when he won the first of his titles in 2005 becoming the youngster ever driver in F1 history to win the title. A second consecutive crown sealed his brilliance.
From 2013 to 2015, he held the record for most career championship points and is the only Spanish driver to have won a Formula One Grand Prix. As a winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Alonso is one of thirteen drivers to have won two of the three races that make up the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
In recent years Alonso has branched out into other series including winning the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race at his first attempt.
In August 2018 Fernando Alonso announced his retirement from F1.
As his racing career draws to a close, we’re thrilled to have him on board as a first time donor to the Small Steps Project with these Adidas racing boots, size 8, worn by Fernando during the 2017 Grand Prix season.