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'Intense' two days for Alonso at Ferrari 27 Nov 2009

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the Ferrari World Finals, Valencia, Spain, November 15, 2009. © Ferrari (L to R): Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Ferrari, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault and Massimo Rivola (ITA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday, 1 November 2009

Although still officially contracted to 2009 employers Renault, it seems Fernando Alonso is eager to make himself at home at Ferrari ahead of his debut for the Italian team next season. And this week Alonso made his second semi-official visit to their Maranello headquarters, just a few weeks after his first trip.

The Spaniard spent two ‘intense’ days with the team, touring the factory and talking to engineers as they continue their preparations for 2010. He made his first visit earlier this month, just after the end of the season, when he met with team principal Stefano Domenicali and Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo.

With the FIA’s test ban still in place, the two-time champion will have to wait until February to test Ferrari’s new Formula One car on track. However, the 28 year-old did have time during his trip to complete several laps of the team’s Fiorano test circuit in a 458 Italia and a 599 road car.