Helmet-cam video lap of Fiorano with Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari F10

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The helmet camera footage shows Alonso driving around Ferrari's test track
The helmet camera footage shows Alonso driving around Ferrari's test track

Ferrari have published two videos of Fernando Alonso’s shakedown of the updated Ferrari F10 at Fiorano last week.

You can watch both the videos below.

Ferrari used a filming day at their test track to evaluate updates to the F10 including Red Bull-style exhausts which feed air to the diffuser.

While all teams are allowed to conduct filming days the limits on the amount of running they can do and the cost of circuit hire may discourage Ferrari’s rivals from doing it. As Ferrari have their own test track it is probably more cost-effective for them.

In the first video Alonso talks us around a lap of the Fiorano circuit:The second shows Alonso’s track time in full, with him leaving and returning to the garage and performing a standing start:

As ever the helmet camera gave a fabulous impression of what it’s like to be behind the wheel, even if the video Ferrari has supplied is not very high quality.

If only we saw pictures like this during races instead of the flat and unexciting onboard footage we’re used to.

Here’s a satellite image of the Fiorano circuit where Ferrari have tested their F1 and road cars for decades:

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Read more: Ferrari bringing new exhausts to Valencia

52 comments on “Helmet-cam video lap of Fiorano with Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari F10”

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  1. Hey the red/white smoke brand bar codes (or the not the smoke brand) where on Alonsos gloves. ;)

    1. I want a smoke now.. lol

  2. cheeting or not, what ever, thank you for the video ferrari!

  3. Interesting onboard video, but the camera really was too high to give impression of what drivers can see.

    And where are the overtaking opportunities? The comment on the lap was kind of pointless to me, I don’t think many people would be interested in such a private track.

  4. This camera positioning is much better than the one Coulthard used in Brazil if I recall correctly…

  5. Interesting to see the santander logo reflected in the wing mirrors. Now that all the mirrors are inboard, I wonder if more teams will take advantage of the commercial opportunity and reposition logos so the reflections appear in onboard footage.

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