Fernando Alonso takes Ferrari’s latest supercar for a spin (VIDEO)

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Before Formula One’s “summer vacation” got rolling, Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso took some time to take advantage of the perks that come by riding with the Prancing Horse.

The two-time World Champion, who has battled mightily to keep Ferrari in this year’s title race, was recently able to sample the marque’s latest road-faring supercar, the LaFerrari. The hybrid machine, of which only 499 models will be made, pumps out an impressive 963 horsepower thanks to both its V12 engine and KERS system, and also has a 0-60 mph time of less than three seconds.

Earlier this week, the marque released a video clip of Alonso putting the LaFerrari through its paces. You can check it out at the top.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.