• Jun 30, 2010
Fernando Alonso takes the Ferrari F10 around Fiorano – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty may have made the world a better place, but the test ban in place in Formula One has had some other rather interesting effects. Take Jaime Alguersuari, for example, who was racing in actual grands prix before getting a chance to actually test out the machinery. Or Michael Schumacher, who had to sharpen his skills in a GP2 car before coming out of retirement. Or in this case, Fernando Alonso, who had never even lapped Ferrari's iconic private Fiorano test track... until now.

Ferrari took advantage of a loophole in the regulations that allows teams to run their cars during the season for "promotional purposes." So in order to test the revisions that the Scuderia made to its F10 racer in advance of this past weekend's European Grand Prix, and allow their two-time world champion to get some track time at Fiorano, Ferrari had to release this clip. Follow the jump to watch the video from inside the cockpit, and consider the team suitably promoted.

[Source: Ferrari via Axis of Oversteer]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Worth of notice, the tires used in these tests are quite less performing too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they did put new parts on the car that's a complete abuse of the testing rules. They did not need to put them on the car for promotional purposes only to test them which is completely against the rule. Lets bet the FIA does nothing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I call that color Orange Drink Orange.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All that money and they couldn't afford an HD Hero?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd be surprised if an HD hero could withstand the vibrations caused by the V8 engines in the current F1 cars. I worked for an F1 team, and the amount of electronics that can't handle the vibration is surprising, even parts that work fine on Indy cars etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Seriously. 480p? eff that noise.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unedited with sound of car not Fernando.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49LKHZB-bV0
        • 4 Years Ago
        Insane skills. Must feel like he's barely moving when in a regular production car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks, I was going to comment on how I would rather have the car sound instead. That last left looks tricky by the way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Piece of cake I do all that with my eyes closed
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone know where I gets one of those puma gloves? That glove look good!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a weak promotional video. An onboard lap in any race weekend is way more interesting, specially with commentary from Martin Brundell. If that's all the promotion there is, it is quite obvious they were just trying to get around the testing ban.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's blatant, unapologetic cheating.

        It appears that Ferrari have exactly ZERO integrity.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "If that's all the promotion there is, it is quite obvious they were just trying to get around the testing ban."

        ...exactly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      unless he's going to show us how to get any ferrari product around the ring faster than they've managed to claim the title of fastest lap time, i don't care.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Flat out in 6th through turn 7?

      Nay, I heard a lift...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Que the fanfare "It's not fair .... It's not fair" from all the other teams, in fact I bet Ferrari will also chip in with the 'It's not fair's' just so they don't feel left out.
      Nice lap though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope other teams make use of this loop hole.
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