Alonso was the first Spanish driver to be crowned world champion.
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His move to IndyCar in 2019 may well see him realize the ambition. He has two legs in the bag, the Monaco Grand Prix and this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.His parents said Alonso showed a competitive spirit at a young age and, like F1 legend Michael Schumacher before him, Alonso embarked on a karting career.He won three Spanish karting titles before winning the world juniors in 1996 . He jumped stables back to Renault for 2008 and 2009, before Ferrari came calling where he followed in the footsteps of late aristocratic compatriot Alfonso de Portago, who raced for them in the 1950s.He finished second in the world championship three times for the Italian marque, before rejoining McLaren in 2015 .The winner of 32 Grands Prix typically has promised to see out the 2018 season with "more commitment and passion than ever".
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