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Meet Fernando Alonso at the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix

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Spain’s two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso will be the special guest at our Paddock Club™ Party at the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix.

What is F1® Experiences’ Paddock Club™ Party?

The Paddock Club Party is part of our Friday activities at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which begin after the on-track action has finished for the day. We start with Insider Access to the F1® Paddock (stops on the tour can include a team garage, media room, Pirelli tent and Safety Car
Garage) and a Podium Photo Op. Next up, we head to the luxurious surroundings of the Formula One Paddock Club for drinks and
hors d'oeuvres with our special guest Fernando Alonso, who will take part in a Q&A and interact with guests.

How to Access Our Paddock Club Party?

To meet the two-time World Champion in Barcelona, you will need to secure your Official Ticket Package with us before it’s too late. Access to the Paddock Club Party is available with Trophy Packages and Hero Packages, both of which include a selected grandstand seat for the weekend and our trademark inclusions that you cannot buy anywhere else. Already have your weekend ticket to the Spanish Grand Prix? No problem! You can purchase a Hero Upgrade, which includes our Paddock Club Party with Alonso plus additional exciting inclusions.

 

Fernando Alonso Biography

Hailing from Oviedo in Northern Spain, Fernando Alonso is a 2-time Formula 1® World Champion and is widely considered by many to be one of the greatest drivers of all time. After early success in karting, Alonso made the move to single seaters in his late teens. It wasn’t too long before his strong performances in Formula 3000 were noticed by the F1® teams. After testing for Renault in 2000, he was called up for a race seat at Minardi in 2001. The car was poor, but Alonso did enough to show his potential to teams further up the grid.

Alonso was signed by Renault for the 2003 season, thus beginning his most successful stint in Formula 1 that culminated in back to back World Championships in 2005-2006. He returned to the team after an unhappy year at McLaren in 2007, before setting his sights on a drive with Ferrari in 2011. Alonso’s first year with the Scuderia was his most successful, with five wins on the way to a very close 2nd in the championship behind Sebastian Vettel. After narrowly missing out on the driver’s crown two more times, Alonso moved to McLaren in 2015 when the team began using Honda engines. With reliability issues and power – or lack thereof – a common occurrence, Alonso spent the last few seasons in the back half of the grid.

In 2017, Alonso also competed in the Indy 500 as a rookie driver. He performed strongly, leading the race at one point before his Honda engine broke. Alonso remains with McLaren for 2018, with the team now using Renault engines.

Topics: Spanish Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso

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