Alonso drives Senna’s 1988 McLaren MP4/4


This afternoon McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has shared a video of him behind the wheel of Ayrton Senna’s iconic title-winning MP4/4.

Alonso himself posted a YouTube link from his own Twitter which sees him and team-mate Jenson Button driving at the Circuit de Catalunya, with the Spaniard in the MP4/4 and the Brit in this season’s MP4-30, while the voice of Senna speaks over the footage.

The video is a trailer for “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”, a film campaign McLaren has launched to celebrate its 30-year partnership with TAG Heuer.

Alonso posted the video to his followers on this afternoon:-

The video comes with McLaren expected to reveal a tweaked livery in Barcelona, though it seems unlikely the team will adopt the iconic red and white colours of the Honda-powered MP4/4.

The 1988 challenger is one of the most dominant cars in F1 history; winning all but one race and claiming all but one pole that season. Senna pipped team-mate and rival Alain Prost to the championship, which was the first of his career.

The full film will be released by the McLaren team on May 7 in Barcelona.


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