Alonso hits the track in his new Ferrari

Tom Webster

Fernando Alonso has been out on the track in a Ferrari F1 for the first time.

The Spanish driver was photographed on the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France as part of a photoshoot for Ferrari sponsors Santander. The livery is likely to be the one we'll see next season, and it's believed an ulterior motive for shoot was to test how the car looked under lights and on film.

We'll have to wait a bit longer to see the shape of next year's new Ferrari though - beneath the stickers and paint is the body of the 2009 car.