The first ever Qatar Grand Prix is being run this weekend, with the race a late addition to the 2021 calendar.

    Formula 1 cars have never previously run on the Losail International Circuit, while only two of the current drivers – Nikita Mazepin and Sergio Perez – have ever raced on this track, so the first practice session of the race weekend was a step into the unknown for almost everyone.

    Hit play on the video above to ride onboard with Alpine's Fernando Alonso to get a first look at this circuit from an F1 car's POV...

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