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Fernando Alonso

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  • Spanish nationality or passport

Fernando Alonso

Formula One racing driver

He is a two-time winner of the Formula One World Driver's Championship, in the seasons 2005 and 2006. Alonso took up residence in Switzerland from 2006 to 2010. He moved back to Spain in order to be closer to friends and family. He remarked at the time, “It's great to go home. I'm happy to pay the money. I'm not poor — just a little bit less rich now.”

File details

Alonso was client of HSBC starting 2002. He was linked to the numbered client account “MAFDAF 851 ” that previously was held in the name “Fernando Alonso Diaz”. It listed four bank accounts that together held as much as $42.3 million in 2006/2007. The leaked files do not specify the exact role that Alonso had in relation to the account.

Comment

Luis García Abad, Alonso’s manager told ICIJ that Alonso has been tax resident in different countries since 2001 and "has always declared all these accounts and investments in each of the countries." He said that while Alonso was a Swiss tax resident his wealth was mostly managed by Swiss banks. He explained that later Alonso moved from Switzerland to Spain, transferring most of his wealth to Spain, and that the accounts and investments he maintains in Switzerland and in other countries have been duly declared in Spain.