After winning the Karting European Junior Championship in 1998, Alvaro Parente made his debut in auto racing in 2001 at the age of 16. He won the 2005 British F3 championship, scoring a total of 11 wins.
For 2006, Parente joined the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with the Victory Engineering team, and achieved his first win at Istanbul in only his fifth race in the category. He took two further wins at the Nürburgring and Circuit de Catalunya to finish fifth in the final standings. During the 2007 season Parente took five podium finishes, including two race victories at Monaco and Spa with Tech 1 Racing, and was crowned at the final round in Barcelona.
He is currently under contract with McLaren racing their GT cars for several customer teams.
The World Series by Renault team wishes him a very happy birthday.