Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Alonso passed Massa before spinning in the ice kart race
Alonso passed Massa before spinning in the ice kart race

Ferrari finished off its pre-season festivities with a kart race featuring both its 2010 race drivers.

Felipe Massa was unable to repeat his 2009 victory but he fared better than new team mate Fernando Alonso who crashed on the penultimate lap of the race. See video and pictures from the race and the rest of the event below.

The race was split into two parts. The first part was in Fiat Pandas which Massa won followed by Ducati Moto GP riders Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden. Giancarlo Fisichella was fourth ahead of Alonso and Massa’s younger brother Dudu.

Part two took place in karts and as the video below shows the new Ferrari team mates had a fine scrap with Alonso passing Massa and getting a cheeky tap for his trouble, before spinning to a halt later on. Hayden won overall.

It’s all good fun of course but the competition between the two will be rather more serious when the racing proper gets underway.

Ferrari ice kart race and Wroom event pictures

Ferrari ice kart race and Wroom event video

NB. There is no sound on this video

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Image (C) Ferrari spa / Ercole Colombo

28 comments on “Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)”

  1. nice to see Nando’s helmet for this year (so far) won’t be much different to previous year’s one…

    1. Infact isn’t it his 2008 one? Last years was more Ferrari like, with the Red

  2. Excellent video – love it!

  3. Who would have ever thought Giancarlo Fisichella and Fernando Alonso would reunite as teammates? at Ferrari!

    1. fisichella is like a bad rash that won’t go away. 17 years of getting blown away by your teammate???

      1. Except that he was never beaten by a teammate until he came up against Alonso. Ralf, Wurz, Button, Sato, Firman, Massa – he beat all of them.

        1. I don’t understand where this misinformation is coming from, I keep hearing negative opinions of Giancarlo.

          I never expected him to be world champion, but he clearly deserves his spot in Formula One, for exactly the reason Andy has pointed out.

  4. Prisoner Monkeys
    16th January 2010, 0:38

    I like those Pandas.

  5. How cool doesice karting look.

    1. Yeah, it looks sweet. Power slides into every corner. This is a way to make F1 more interesting. Every race has to be on ice.

  6. You know, after watching that, I can’t think why Kimi could have been so keen to avoid as much Ferrari PR duty as possible. Like a nightmare christmas torture session of charades. How long does it go on for? 3 days? Jesus.

  7. José Baudaier
    16th January 2010, 7:27

    In the first race I’d rather drive the pace car.

  8. I presume this event is organised by marlboro, if so this gives a reason why ducati are there too. Does anyone know if this years Ferrari will have the barcode on it, or is banco Santander the new sponsor completely?

    1. Praveen Titus
      16th January 2010, 19:06

      The barcode is almost sure to be there. Marlboro would want some form of publicity for sponsoring Ferrari. The Santander logo and name will be prominent though.

  9. CounterStrike
    16th January 2010, 8:47

    I wonder if Massa will be asked to return the crash favour back during the season. You know what I mean.

    1. No we don’t know what u mean
      c’mon now, do you honestly think Alonso was asked to crash?

      1. CounterStrike
        16th January 2010, 10:05

        Well, this is a crazy sport & anything can happen.

  10. This is a fantastic “season opening”.

    Keith, you should move some contacts for being invited next season!

  11. Thanks very much Keith :D
    I love this event, it look so fun. I want a Panda now and to ice kart. Ferrari knows how to have fun :)

  12. The video was soundless :-( or was my own making? ……

    1. Don’t worry about your making…

      if you look just below the youtube window, you will find a remark telling:

      “NB: There is no sound on this video”

    2. Yeah mine didn’t have sound either.

  13. Dont worry about the sound, mates. This link below have sound:

    Anyway, I just cant stand to hear Lobato. Give me some nausea…

  14. Keith, is there any chance for non-optimized pictures in the future, as it used to be?

    1. The pictures weren’t non-optimised before, they were less optimised than they are now. I need to strike a balance between quality and site performance, but I will use the best-quality pictures I can without impairing load times.

      1. Okay, thanks for the info. I hope these pictures aren’t close to the limits.

  15. That looks like great fun. I want to have a go…

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