Fernando Alonso salary and net worth
The two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alons makes his comeback to the sport in 2021. Alonso still is one of the best and most popular drivers in F1 but how much does he earn and what is his net worth?
Fernando Alonso returns to Formula 1 this year with the newly rebranded Alpine F1 team after a two-year sabbatical. The Spaniard is considered one of the best Formula 1 drivers of his generation, having become the youngest F1 world champion when he won the title in 2005.
Alonso defended his drivers' championship in 2006 and has won 32 Grand Prix in his F1 career which began in 2001. He came close to another title in 2010 and 2012 during his time at Ferrari but was beaten on both occasions by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
For nearly two decades, Alonso has been one of the most highly rated drivers on the grid due to his ability to extract every amount of performance from the car.
What is Alonso's net worth?
Alonso's net worth is estimated to be $240m from his 18 seasons in F1 as a driver for Minardi, Renault, McLaren and Ferrari. The Spaniard has started 311 Grand Prix and is third most experienced driver in the history of the sport.
Should Alonso start 13 races in 2021, he will overtake Rubens Barrichello to go second on the list.
Alonso and the Indy 500
Whilst Alonso had to watch Lewis Hamilton notch up seven world titles, he decided to exploit other motorsport events. In 2017, he came close to winning the Indy 500 on his debut with Andretti Autosport having qualified for the 'Fast Nine' shootout.
Alonso led 27 laps of America's biggest race before his engine gave up, forcing him to retire. A disastrous 2019 Indy 500 saw Alonso fail to qualify for the 500 miles race and he was unable to battle at the front of the field on his third effort in 2020.
Alonso and the Triple Crown
The Indy 500 was Alonso's first major activity outside of F1 before he went on to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018 and 2019.
He won the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours on his first attempt in the Toyota alongside Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in 2018 and defended his crown 12 months later. The Le Mans 24 Hours is part of motorsport's Triple Crown which Alonso is trying to complete.
Only one driver has managed to achieve the Triple Crown (win the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 Hours and Indy 500) which is Graham Hill. Alonso has won in Monaco on two occasions in 2006 and 2007.
Should he manage to win at Indianapolis, he will etch his name onto the history books as one of the greatest racing drivers ever.
How much does Alonso earn?
RacingNews365.com has learned from sources based within the Formula 1 paddock that Alonso will earn an annual salary of $20m at Alpine. This figure excludes driver performance bonuses and personal sponsors.
In previous seasons, Alonso earned as much as $40m in salary and endorsements. Alonso is the founder and brand ambassador of Kimoa, his own fashion brand which sponsors him. You will often see the Spaniard wearing Kimoa merchandise in the F1 paddock.
When did Alonso last win an F1 race?
Despite his talent, Alonso has not been in a race-winning car for a long time. His last victory in F1 came at his home race at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix when he memorably went around the outside of Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen through the long turn three on the opening lap in his Ferrari.
Alonso's last podium came at the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix when he just missed out on the win due to Daniel Ricciardo's late race overtake.
Remarkably, Alonso has only had two podiums in F1's turbo-hybrid era after a dismal period with McLaren-Honda where he was running towards the back of the field alongside teammate Jenson Button.
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