Fernando Alonso makes first official appearance for Ferrari (Pictures & Video)

Fernando Alonso at Ferrari's Wrooom media event

Fernando Alonso at Ferrari's Wrooom media event

Fernando Alonso has appeared as an official Ferrari driver for the first time.

He donned Ferrari red at the team’s annual PR event at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.

Update: Video and pictures of Alonso with his new team below.

Fernando Alonso’s first appearance for Ferrari: pictures

This week sees the 20th running of the Wrooom pre-season event which Ferrari holds with the Ducati motorbike racing team.

Alonso was joined by new team mate Felipe Massa and test driver Giancarlo Fisichella.

Alonso attended the Ferrari World Finals at Valencia last year, but as he was still under contract to Renault at the time he wasn’t allowed to appear in Ferrari team clothing and donned a rather fetching jumper instead.

Fernando Alonso’s first appearance for Ferrari: video

Images (C) Ferrari spa

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56 comments on Fernando Alonso makes first official appearance for Ferrari (Pictures & Video)

  1. James Bond said on 11th January 2010, 18:17

    He & fisi look really nasty with all that red. Always preferred that mild seven Renault blue.

    Hope Felipe wipes that smirk off his face by the end of the season.

  2. I don’t know why but looking at that picture I feel sorry for Fisichella. For a long time now I’ve found him a mournful figure!

  3. James Bond said on 11th January 2010, 18:20

    Whats Nicky Hayden doing there?

  4. DanThorn said on 11th January 2010, 18:25

    Fantastic – I’ve been waiting years for this!

  5. It looks a little bit like the Masons… but a bit more… red.

    Hayden is a Ducati driver is he not?

  6. It looks a little bit like the Masons… but a bit more… red.

    Hayden is a Ducati rider is he not?

    • Yeah, this is his second year at Ducati after seemingly a million years in that Repsol orange and Honda red.

  7. Grace said on 11th January 2010, 18:39

    YES!!!
    I beat you Keith! I posted these in the forum before you posted them on the blog! (by a whole hour)! lol

  8. Oliver said on 11th January 2010, 19:33

    “So long as you don’t go red”….

    A comment made by Alonso 3 or 4 years back while on the radio to a departing team personnel. Seems he himself didn’t keep to that advice. But in all a welcome addition to the Ferrari family.

  9. Kimi looked better ;)

  10. CoolGav said on 11th January 2010, 21:42

    Just wondering if Alonso requested Fisi to be at Ferrari. When Fernando won his 2 championships his team mate was Fisi, so perhaps there was free exchange of set-up data back then, and Alsono hopes it will help him to have a test driver who he knows. Just a thought…

    • Jay Menon said on 12th January 2010, 2:52

      Never looked at it like that before.

      Fisi is best suited to testing for now. He’s been off the pace for a couple years now, testing could be his forte from here on in.

      He’s vastly experienced and his technical feedback on car setup would be invaluable to Alonso and Massa.

  11. Tombong said on 11th January 2010, 22:23

    To me Ducati’s jumper looks much more stylish than the ferrari’s… just hate the white color on the shoulders

  12. I wonder shall we see more white in Ferrari livery based on the team gear we saw today?

    • NO

      Real Ferrari’s are red and black, the white they used in the late 80’s early 90’s (from memory?) just looked like crap.

      • That doesn’t mean they won’t use it… Besides, they only went back to their classic Ferrari red recently, they used ”Marlboro” red for a whole decade before that.

  13. Uncle said on 11th January 2010, 23:08

    Thats the fastest Giancarlo Fisichella will go this year.

  14. Well CoolGav, if Fisico should give him his experience of the F60, then all will be well at Ferrari :-)……. Mhaahaahaahaaaa!!!!

    And BTW, Ducati and Ferrari have the same sponsor. That is why they always celebrate together.

  15. Icthyes said on 11th January 2010, 23:17

    Alonso spots the Santander logo on his jacket. He rubs it, and some of the red falls off. He rubs it harder, with huge flakes of red falling off to reveal silver underneath. He spots a Mercedes logo and realises, too late, with a shriek of “NOOOOO…”, that this has all been an elaborate ruse to get him back at McLaren.

    Sorry, my imagination can be quite sadistic sometimes!

  16. Is is just me, or is red really not Nando’s colour….

  17. wasiF1 said on 12th January 2010, 1:55

    Alonso is looking very happy.

  18. bwells said on 12th January 2010, 2:38

    The long wait has finally come to an end… I think what you really have to look at is just how happy Fernando looks… he knows that he will be in a contender and love him or dislike him we all know what he can do… this year is shaping up to be one for the ages!! love it…

  19. Jay Menon said on 12th January 2010, 5:17

    FORZA FERNANDO!!

    I cant wait for the season to start. I hope its going to be a straight fight between Alonso and Vettel!

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