“The most ambitious show that has ever been held about a Formula One driver”-that is the definition that the Fernando Alonso Collection office has published on its website.This space is an unforgettable choice if you like racing and don’t know what to do in Madrid. Read this article to discover the secrets of this amazing gallery.
Fernando Alonso Collection is an exhibition located in Fundación Canal, in Plaza Castilla, in the north of Madrid. This building has been filled with hundreds of objects that the Spanish driver has used during his career, such as clothes, helmets, shows, and overalls. There are all kinds of pieces that serves as a summary of his years in Renault, McLaren and Ferrari teams. The exhibition is full of pictures, showing the best moments of his career, but most especially the seasons in which this driver became World Champion, in 2005 and 2006.
Of course, the most attractive objects are the cars. This collection is a unique opportunity to see several Formula One cars at the same time. You will be amazed by their designs, but also with their technical specifications. This visit makes it the perfect opportunity to learn about the development of the competition over the last few years.
Road Safety Circuit
Beyond admiring the featured pieces, you can also engage in the many activities and events the collection organizes, most of which are geared towards the younger crowd. One such example is the Road Safety Circuit, in which the youngest of the family will learn the basic rules about safety and driving. Educational programs and workshops are usually held as well.
The Fernando Alonso Collection is also a meeting point for all kinds of Formula One fans. In fact, the fans of this competition can get in here to watch the races live. GPs like Australia and Malaysia have gathered dozens of Alonso’s fans, as well as supporters of Sebastian Vettel or Lewis Hamilton. This exhibit is also a venue to promote Fernando Alonso Foundation, which is an organization born to stimulate initiatives in road safety and research of technical improvements.
How to get there
The best way to get to the Fernando Alonso Collection is by Metro: Plaza de Castilla Station is the nearest one (Lines 1, 9 and 10). Beyond that, that square is one of the biggest bus stations in the city, so you can also take many bus lines to visit the exhibition.