Aged 22 years, 26 days, Alonso became the youngest ever Grand Prix when he cruised past the chequered flag in the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, surpassing Troy Ruttman's 49-year-old record.
Alonso started his career with Minardi and in the process, became the third-youngest driver ever to start a Formula One race.
In 2002, Alonso became the test driver for Renault and only a year later, he found himself working alongside Jarno Trulli in the second seat for the team. Fernando achieved pole in the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix but failed to convert it into a win. He, however, achieved the same feat at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but unlike the previous race, he duly grabbed the opportunity.
Starting from pole, Alonso opened a comfortable seven-second lead in the first three lap before stretching it to 21 seconds in 13 laps. After his first pitstop, Alonso rejoined the race on the second spot, with Kimi Raikkonen leading the chase. A pitstop for the Fin, however, gave Alonso his lead and the Spaniard went on to win the race with a comfortable 16.8s lead over the second-placed Raikkonen.