Vijay Pattni25 May 2011

Watch Alonso nail a 458 around Fiorano

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Contrary to what you may have seen or heard on television or on Internet, Fernando Alonso is not slow.

Yes, his Ferrari may lack the magic currently allowing Vettel to post in his race victories from the comfort of his space palace, but there's no denying the expensively-thumbed, generously forearmed Spaniard has the talent and the stones to cut it.

And here's the double-world champion on his day off, presumably. We've just come across this video of Alonso, in a Ferrari 458, at Ferrari's Fiorano test track. Driving quite quickly.

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