If there’s one thing that journalists fear the most, it’s doing interviews with subjects who have no interest in talking to you. They daze off. They give canned answers. And worst of all, they appear completely disinterested in having wasted precious minutes of their lives.
But every so often, a subject is gracious enough to give an interview and in the case of Ferrari F1 driver Fernando Alonso, do it while actually driving the Ferrari F12berlinetta around the Nurburgring.
During the 15-minute interview with RTL, Alonso covered a whole bunch of topics. He was engaging, candid, and seemed to enjoy himself answering questions in a setting that usually needs silence and concentration.
Obviously, the journalist hitching a ride with Alonso was pretty thrilled scoring a 15-minute sit-down (or is it drive-along?) with the two-time F1 champion without having to fight with other microphones in getting Alonso’s attention.
Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari F12berlinetta
One of the most powerful road cars Ferrari has ever built, the F12berlinetta is a bona fide Italian jewel, glistening in the sun with its dazzling looks all while concealing a ferocity that few supercars in this world can match.
The bold combination of style and aggression that enough to make even the most experienced driver a little uneasy. And that isn’t even taking into account the F12berlinetta’s massive 6.3-liter V-12 engine that produces a staggering 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque, good enough to rocket the exotic from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 211 mph.