Visiting the Fernando Alonso Collection [Madrid, F1]

A few weeks ago, I visited the Fernando Alonso Collection in Madrid. Unfortunately, the exhibit ( is closed now; Ha and I went on its very last day at the El Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Madrid on May 4th, 2014. I don’t follow F1 as much as I used to, but Alonso is perhaps the best race car driver in the world today with two F1 World Championships already at the age of 32.

What surprised me is how much gear Alonso has from throughout his career. He’s not only kept his track suits, but also his helmets and virtually all his cars from when he was a young age until today. I am not even sure how that is possible, as the cars particularly must cost a lot of money. Beyond his many personal artifacts, there are some great displays that talk about the skills of the F1 driver, with videos showing specific skills in action (the initial jump from the starting line, for example, or the complexity of the steering wheel).

If Alonso allows his collection to be exhibited again, I highly recommend it if you are a F1 fan. Below are some of the photos I took, but you can see the complete collection through my Smugmug gallery.



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