Being a 2-time F1 world champion, Fernando Alonso would have amassed a significant amount of coin in his bank account. Obviously, the Spaniard needs to invest his money somewhere, so he has bought a few houses.
He is the proud owner of a luxury apartment in a 52-storey building in Dubai. According to reports, that apartment is worth £130m, which isn’t surprising because Dubai is the playground of the rich.
However, instead of living there, he favours a fiercely private home life. The former McLaren driver loves to kick-back in some of his stunning holiday homes. Two of them are reportedly located in Switzerland, while a third one can be found in Oxford.
As it turns out, he has several other houses dotted across Europe. During his Ferrari days, Alonso moved house in order to be closer to Ferrari. Up until that time, he lived in Switzerland, so he was searching for a new home closer to the Maranello outfit’s headquarters.
Reports suggested that Alonso perused the market for a property in Lugano, near the Italian border. Alonso’s previous residence was at Mont-sur-Rolle. Comparatively, Lugano cuts the commute to Ferrari by nearly half, as compared to Mont-sur-Rolle.
Admittedly, the Spaniard denied claims of house-hunting in Switzerland. However, he did not deny that he was in the Italian-dominated region in Switzerland. When he spoke to the media, he insisted that he was on vacation and merely looking for a hotel.
According to former F1 driver Marc Surer, Alonso’s house and his parents were constantly pestered by fans and media. However, moving to Switzerland offers him and fellow F1 drivers a chance for peace and quiet. So, this likely explained why the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen like it in the Alpine country.