Fernando Alonso severs further Ferrari tie to pocket multi-million cheque

Jamie Woodhouse
Fernando Alonso speaking into a microphone. Austria, Spielberg. June 2023.

Fernando Alonso is 17 from 17 for Q3 showings.

Fernando Alonso is some €5.4 million richer after his Ferrari Enzo went to auction and found a new home.

Alonso is well accustomed to Ferrari in the world of Formula 1, having raced with the team from 2010-14.

That stint never did bring about his third World Championship, despite a couple of very near misses, but his 11 grand prix wins in Ferrari red did place him as one of the most successful drivers in the team’s history.

Fernando Alonso cashes in on iconic Ferrari

For many years after, Alonso continued the connection through his Ferrari Enzo, an iconic V12-powered supercar dating back to 2002, which yet had only 4,800 kilometres on the clock after all these years.

This high-power classic is though now under new ownership after an auction which took place on June 8, under the watch of Monaco Auctions House.

And the new owner had to part with a fee of €5.4 million in order to make what was formerly Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo theirs.

“It means a lot to me. I had a great time with the car, it’s a magical work of art”, said Alonso, as per Marca, in a video message played to the bidders.

“Take care of the car and enjoy it!”

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Despite having not raced for Ferrari since 2014, it was with the iconic team that Alonso claimed what is still his most recent Formula 1 victory, that coming all the way back at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, Alonso’s home race.

But, Alonso is arguably now in his strongest position yet since leaving Ferrari to challenge for that elusive win number 33, spearheading Aston Martin’s push to finish P2 in the Constructors’ Championship and claim a first victory.

The dominant Red Bull team, which has claimed nine wins from nine to start the season, are admittedly making that a very tough task indeed.

Next up though is a race very much on home soil for Aston Martin as they head into action for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where they are based.

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