Formula 1 Grand Prix champion Fernando Alonso relaxes in Queensland
by Rob Mundle on 4 Apr 2011
Two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso took a well deserved break at Hamilton Island Golf Club just days after competing in the recent Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
F1 driver, Fernando Alonso relaxing on his buggy at Hamilton Island © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/
Alonso spent his time at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island, staying at luxurious resort qualia
. After reaching speeds in excess of 300kph in Melbourne, Alonso enjoyed taking the wheel of a near silent bright red electric buggy while he explored the Island hitting a maximum speed of 20kph – and loved every minute of it.
Alonso’s stay saw him playing a round or two of golf at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, relaxing at Spa qualia and spending time with the Australian 'locals' at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. He also enjoyed a number of dinners at the elegant Long Pavilion restaurant at qualia.
'The peace and quiet of Hamilton Island was the perfect way for me to wind down before moving on to the next round of intense competition on the international circuit,' said Alonso.
Alonso will be back in the driver’s seat on 8 April at Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur.