Alonso will test new McLaren in Jerez

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FOLLOWING the hugely anticipated launch of the new McLaren-Honda Formula 1 car for the 2015 season this Thursday, Spanish racing fans will get a chance to see their hero Fernando Alonso run the car through its paces at winter testing in Jerez on Sunday.

Always an immensely popular event for people who may not be able to travel to races during the season, the traditional Formula 1 winter testing attracts thousands of people each year to catch a glimpse of the new batch of cars that will compete in the coming season.

Alonso’s new team for 2015 will launch their MP4-30 online this Thursday, with Spanish fans in particular eager to see exactly what Alonso will be driving this year after his disappointing stint at Ferrari.

Alonso will get testing underway in Jerez on Sunday, February 1 and will get behind the wheel again on the third day (Tuesday) of the four-day test. His new teammate, former world champion Jenson Button, will handle the driving duties on days two and four.

Motorsports fans will also be eager to see how Sebastian Vettel handles the new Ferrari, due to be launched online this Friday. Most of this season’s Formula 1 teams will be present in southern Spain this weekend, including Mercedes, Williams, Red Bull, Force India, Lotus, Sauber and Toro Rosso, along with McLaren and Ferrari.

The 2015 Forumla 1 season gets underway on March 15 in Australia.

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