Ferrari sure had a lot to celebrate this past weekend at Silverstone. Not only did Fernando Alonso score the team's first win of the season, but he did it on a rather momentous occasion for the Scuderia: Sixty years ago in 1951, José Floilán González scored the team's very first victory at the same grand prix, held on the same second weekend in July as this year's race.

In what might be seen as a bit of a premonition of Alonso's victory, or maybe just a little touch of good luck, the two-time world champion borrowed the very same car in which González took the checkered flag there sixty years ago around for a couple of hot laps, and even got it a little sideways coming out of the corners.

The 1951 Ferrari 375 today belongs to F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone, who was evidently glad to bring it over to the Northamptonshire circuit for the historic demonstration and entrust it to a pair of hands that, as proven on race day, are some of the most skilled in the world. Follow the jump to watch the video.



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      BLee13
      • 3 Years Ago
      You know it actually looks funnier driving one of these while not in period costume
        Ralph Waldo Emerson
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BLee13
        That was one of the first things the commentators said, "That helmet looks kind of silly. He should be wearing something a little more "period, no?" Totally in agreement by the way.
      captainflag
      • 3 Years Ago
      They ruined the video with the jaw jacking.
      Tizona
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is unbelievable. They chattered non-stop for the entire length and destroyed the very essence of the video.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brought a smile to my face. Just beautiful!
      Kghd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whoa! I must drive that thing before I die..oh my God. *sigh, one day I guess...
      murciered
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's so beautiful. I wish we could hear the engine a little more.
      Hi There Paul
      • 3 Years Ago
      I give up. I wanted to hear the car, not Italian babling for 6:47
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, who wouldn't want to drive that baby at a track?! What a beautiful machine, and for the little bit that you can hear it, it sounds mean! I was very happy to see he was willing to give it at least a bean or two rather than dink it around the track the whole time, the spirit of car like that lives at WOT. :)
      ssbjohn
      • 3 Years Ago
      agree with the boffins couldnt they just have shut the hell up so we could here that sounnd--i love to see the old ones come out to 'play' when they do but a big part of that is the glories noise
      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice to see that car being pushed a bit around that track 60 years later. Alonso rocks.
      Leviathan18
      • 3 Years Ago
      amazing how it holds after 60 years
      Stephen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny seeing him wearing a HANS device and full racing get up in there.
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