Video: Alonso and Massa drive Ferrari 458

See how Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa fare in this video as they take a Ferrari 458 Italia out on track

Being a Formula 1 driver involves a lot of PR work, featuring in adverts or videos you might not enjoy to keep sponsors happy. But for Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, a day behind the camera isn’t necessarily painful work – it can involve throwing a 458 Italia V8 supercar around the Circuit de Catalunya for a few laps. This video, where Alonso and Massa take turns at fast laps in the 458, is interesting not only to see how each driver fares in a road-going supercar, but how they get on as passengers. There are some interesting facial expressions and hand gestures shared between the teammates… The Ferrari 458 Italia’s 4.5-litre V8 engine produces 562bhp, enough for a 3.2sec 0-60mph time and a 202mph top speed. Those figures are probably a little way off the Ferrari F138 Alonso and Massa are driving in the 2013 Formula 1 world championship, but they’re impressive nonetheless. Alonso and Massa manhandle a Ferrari 458 on track

Most Popular

Renault 5 set to relaunch as an EV – Alpine eyeing hot hatch variant
Electric Renault 5 concept
Renault 5

Renault 5 set to relaunch as an EV – Alpine eyeing hot hatch variant

A new Renault 5 has been confirmed as part of the company’s future strategy presented by CEO Luca de Meo, with an Alpine hot hatch variant also on its…
14 Jan 2021
Porsche Boxster 25 Years revealed – limited edition inspired by original Boxster concept
Porsche Boxster 25 - rear
Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster 25 Years revealed – limited edition inspired by original Boxster concept

It’s been 25 years since the Boxster first hit the road in 1996, so Porsche has revealed a limited edition to celebrate
12 Jan 2021
UK-based tuner Litchfield announces Toyota GR Yaris tuning programme
Litchfield GR Yaris test
Toyota

UK-based tuner Litchfield announces Toyota GR Yaris tuning programme

One of our favourite tuners is getting its hands on one of our favourite new cars
12 Jan 2021