Even at a team like Ferrari (which has more grand prix victories to its name than any other team in Formula One – 217 to be specific), every win counts. Especially these days when they're far more scarce than they were in the Michael Schumacher days of back-to-back championships. So when Fernando Alonso took home the checkered flag in Malaysia this past weekend, there was cause for celebration in Maranello.

After winning the second race of the season and taking the lead in the standings, Alonso swung by Ferrari headquarters for a nice long chat with chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, some training in the on-site gym and the traditional raising of the flag to mark the occasion, after which the two-time world champion apparently was gifted a brand-spankin' new Ferrari FF.

Whether the four-seat, all-wheel-drive, V12-powered shooting brake was a bonus outlined in his contract or a simple gesture of appreciation from his employers is likely known only by Alonso, Montezemolo and very few others, but either way, we doubt Fernando is complaining. The FF joins a growing stable of cars the star driver has received since signing with Ferrari, including a custom 458 Italia, a Maserati GranTourismo Convertible, an Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari and a special edition Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Nice work if you can get it.
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Montezemolo meets Alonso in Maranello

Maranello, 26 March - Ferrari Chairmain Luca di Montezemolo met Fernando Alonso today for a long meeting in Maranello. After he had spoken with Montezemolo the Spanish driver met the Team's technicians and mechanics, who didn't go to Malaysia. Later on he went to the gym for some exercise after he had taken part in the usual presentation of the flag with the Prancing Horse, which is run up at the entrance to the Scuderia department after every victory.


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      Drivesolo
      • 2 Years Ago
      So did the cost of the FF come out of Massa's salary for this season?
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh to be a Ferrari F1 driver... Rich enough to buy every Ferrari model on sale, talented enough to exploit 100% of their performance, and you get them handed to you, free, on a silver platter. All to pilot the most exhilarating and advanced piece of 4 wheeled engineering in the world, an F1 car.
      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fernando gets a whole car and Massa is going to get just the door.
      stuck in 90s
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nicely rewarded... the Company is very good to him... especially for preventing the new driver from catching up and for almost spoiling this gift for Alonso...
      Seph
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about Sergio Perez?
      Brian Lara
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sergio Perez should get one as well.
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      The FF joins a growing stable of cars the star driver has received since signing with Ferrari, including a custom 458 Italia, a Maserati GranTourismo Convertible, an Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari and a special edition Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Nice work if you can get it. Show full PR text Dude, you must be so jaded by now. hum, lets see, what car to take to teh grocery store? I need those kinds of choices. hats off
        Lexusboy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chirowolf
        Yeah, & I'll bet Alonso probably wishes he had the McLaren MP4 12C... oops, meant the 2012 McLaren F1 car (whatever it's called)...
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      i know the awd system has most of its torque in the rear like 80%
      regionrat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, I'd love to take that for a ride. Oh, look, there's a Ferrari in the picture too!
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can clearly see how overwhelmed he is to own such a beautiful piece of ferrari's history. I'd have to wash my hands with HCl after touching something so hideous and blasphemous...
        dnsh
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        You're right. It probably doesn't compare to what, your Playstation Corvette ZR1? Anybody overly dramatic claiming you need to wash your hands with acid after touching a Ferrari most likely has no point of refference to support their childish assertions. He's probably a Chevy Malibu driver.
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a rental car in slot C4 at the airport...
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