Fernando Alonso is to get some extra mileage at Silverstone tomorrow morning when he has a go in a 1951 Ferrari 375.
Owned by Bernie Ecclestone, the car is the one used by Jose Froilan Gonzalez to win that year’s British GP – the first World Championship win for the Italian marque.
It was hoped to get Gonzalez over to the UK for the 60th anniversary celebrations, but the 88-year-old was unable to travel.
He will however be in a TV studio in Argentina tomorrow to receive a message from the team. He doesn’t yet know that Alonso will be driving his old car.
Fernando has previously driven a similar car that was built for the Indy 500.