Fernando Alonso returned to Ferrari on Saturday. Just two days after being announced as Jenson Button’s team mate at McLaren Honda for the 2015 Formula One season the Spaniard joined former team mate Kimi Raikkonen and members of the Scuderia Ferrari team for their annual Christmas dinner.
Alonso took the opportunity to thank the team for the previous five seasons having joined the Maranello based outfit as Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement ahead of the 2010 season.
The Spaniard was also introduced to new Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene, who joined was confirmed as Marco Mattiacci’s replacement at the team on Monday 24TH November, the day after the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi.
During his time with Ferrari, Fernando Alonso finished runner up in the championship in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
The Spaniard along with his new team Jenson Button are excited by the challenge of the new Honda power unit.
© Ben Johnston 2014