From an F1 Museum to the Fastest Cars on the Planet, a Look at Fernando Alonso’s Flamboyant Lifestyle

Published 11/27/2021, 9:45 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Third placed Alpine’s Fernando Alonso celebrates on the podium with champagne REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani


From celebrations after a win to his unbreakable defense, Fernando Alonso has been an icon of Formula 1 for years. And also, a helmet collection and expensive cars. The double champion has had an extravagant lifestyle with a museum and karting team to his name.

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Looking at the life of the driver, GQ extensively lists the multiple things Alonso possesses. First, his brand Kimoa. Usually proudly displayed on his cap, Alonso’s Hawaiian-themed brand has boomed. From sunglasses, Hawaiian shorts, and shirts to a dedicated F1 department, Kimoa has it all. From a million euros collected from its first year, the brand has grown so much more.

 

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Alonso has an E racing team as well. FA Racing takes part in various F1-related events. Then, there is the famous museum. Filled with F1 achievements, the museum has Alonso’s cars, complete with a wall of helmets. His championship-winning tubs are displayed in all their glory; the wall has his helmets and ones collected with helmet swaps.

Adding to the list, he also has his famous karting team. Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, Esteban Ocon, and Oscar Piastri add to the list of famous names associated with the team. The FIA credited track beside the museum has held multiple competitions since its inauguration in 2018.

Cars and more cars for Fernando Alonso

Having been a part of many teams over the course of his F1 career, Alonso has many supercars lined up in his garage. Although the Alpine is now a humble addition, the rest of the garage is as fast as they come.

Alonso harbors a Godzilla in his garage- the Nissan GT-R. Adding on to the speed is the phenomenal Ferrari 458 Italia. Now discontinued, the red V8 monster is a classic addition to the collection.

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Then there is the McLaren P1. An iconic silver beauty, Alonso’s time at McLaren got him yet another V8 in the garage. Alonso also owns a converted Honda NSX. A successor to the original 1990s car, designed with the help of Ayrton Senna, Alonso’s V6 powered machine, is another beautiful possession.

With four-wheelers being a heavy list, Alonso also has some fast two-wheelers in hand. Another monstrous machine, the Aprilia RS660 sports bike, is fitting for the champion.

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With a life filled with speed and fashion, the F1 icons’ lifestyle is far from surprising. Maybe there’s some more place in the garage. Alonso can add some more to the list soon.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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