• Jan 17, 2007

Now that's more like it. The best Renault could seem to offer their driving ace Fernando Alonso was a Renaultsport Megane after winning two back-to-back world championships. But now that the defending champ has switched over the McLaren-Mercedes, his patrons have awarded him more suitable wheels: the 650-horsepower Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722, a special edition of the supercar of which only 150 are being made. This, apparently, comes as a special treat in addition to the beautiful Mercedes CLS four-door coupe which will reportedly serve as Fernando's daily driver. Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.

No word yet on what Ferrari will give their new wonderboy Kimi Raikkonen, but it'd be a blast to see Kimi in a 599 GTB square off against Fernando in his SLR McLaren. Oh well, we'll just have to watch them duke it out in Formula One race cars instead. This should be an interesting season.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Raikkonen got his Ferrari long before his contract with Ferrari was made public. He just could not hide it. It's an Enzo! (By the way, the motorbike in the front is a (German) Walz Hardcore Motorcycle.

      go to the link below and on the right, click on "Kimi's Iceman"

      http://www.walz-hardcore-cycles.com/englisch/index.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mercedes ran an ad like 20 years ago, that claimed 80% of F1 drivers chose a Mercedes as their road car. The picture was of the grid at Brands Hatch (that dates it) made up of Mercs (obviously). Does anyone know if that's still true today? With sponsorship and the like, I'm sure it's not. But maybe if we knew the make of each driver's wife's car, that would be a pointer to which road cars the wheelmen prefer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd take a Ferrari 430 over this anyday
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting, what Michael Schumacher has get in his winning time?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Massa? Surely you must be joking. He'll never get around Alonso (even if McLaren's reliability problems continue) let alone his own teammate who has ice water running through his veins. I'd put money on Jenson Button before I'd wager on Massa.

      But then again, no one tipped Alonso (and his silly dances) before the 2005 season.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Blech- the SLR is bloated and has the skanky taint of being Paris Hilton's preferred ride. I'd rather take the Renaultsport Megane.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm fortunate to be able to afford one of these. It looks wonderful sitting on my desk. And it's only a little over 10" long, and uses damn little fuel. German silver, of course. How could I miss when I saw it at Costco for less than ten bucks?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Of all the cars in their portfolio they chose this over the Viper? (sarcasm)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd bet he's pissed no 7g-tronic.