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Fernando Alonso is one of the absolute best Formula 1 drivers on the Planet. Hailing from Spain, he won the Formula One World Driver’s Championship title on September 25, 2005 – at the age of 24 years and 58 days, making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers’ Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion. Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias, his place of birth, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

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