Fernando Alonso made an eye-catching simracing debut in The Race Legends Trophy last weekend at Zandvoort.
The two-time Formula 1 world champion retired from both races after accidents, but he showed how quickly he could take to racing in the virtual world by qualifying on the second row of the grid for race one.
In this video, we revisit the onboard footage from Alonso’s qualifying run, as he got to grips with drifting the Brabham BT44 1970s F1 machine that all drivers use in the Legends Trophy.
Alonso returns to action this weekend to take part in our special Legends event on the Indianapolis oval, as part of a star-studded field that now includes Mario Andretti as well.
The drivers have been taking part in practice sessions this week to get accustomed to the track and modern IndyCar machinery, and as the video below shows, some wheel-to-wheel action too.
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