World Champion Fernando Alonso Formula 1 Memorabilia Auction
Formula 1 Memorabilia Auction
Race enthusiasts worldwide know Fernando Alonso as the famed Spanish Formula One racing driver and two-time World Champion currently racing for Scuderia Ferrari.
But to his super-fans, he’s something of a phenomenon.
It’s called Alonsomanía — that fanaticism dedicated to the superstar player with an incredibly loyal fanbase. He became Spain’s first Formula One World Champion and the youngest in the sport’s history at the time in 2005 — that wild success fueled an increase in interest in Formula One in Spain. On 25 September 2005, a huge party began in Alonso’s home town of Oviedo.
The party just won’t stop.
He began his career in his teens winning countless go-kart and second-tier races. In 2001, he moved up to Formula 1, racing for Minardi. He then became the third-youngest rookie in F1 history when he debuted at the Australian Grand Prix.
Check out this incredible footage from the race featuring the suit:
World Champion Fernando Alonso 2008 Japanese Grand Prix Worn Race-Suit
We sold in our Formula 1 memorabilia auction for $18,750 this racing suit worn by Fernando Alonso in the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix in his final GP victory for Renault. The Renault race-suit features Alonso’s name embroidered to the self-belt. Suit in white, blue, orange and yellow features an embroidered FIA accreditation to the back of the collar. Suit is covered in embroidered sponsor logos, most prominently Renault itself on the back with ING and Mutua Madrilena, and the front shows logos from Bridgestone, Chronotech, Elf, Pepe Jeans, Puma, Unicef and Universia. Puma brand suit features a concealed zip closure, zipping up the front behind a velcro panel with brand label sewn into panel. Tag is hand-labeled, ”Alonso / 12.10.08” in blue ink. Measures 19” across the chest with 31” inseam. Blurring to ink on label, else near fine. Originally from Formula Sport in Luxembourg.
With his fourth place finish in the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix, scoring his 1,571st career point, Alonso took over the record for most championship points in his career.