Alonso and singer wife split

2011-12-21 10:52

Fernando Alonso and his wife Raquel del Rosario have announced their separation.

Spaniard Alonso, then a Renault driver and reigning back-to-back World champion, married Del Rosario, the lead singer for the Spanish rock band El Sueno de Morfeo, in 2006.


Earlier this year 30-year-old Alonso - who now drives for Ferrari - moved from Switzerland to return to his native Asturias.

"We are separating from marriage, but never as friends", a joint statement issued by the couple said. "We ask that the media respect our personal lives which we have always been keen to protect."