Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson swapped cars Monday in Bahrain on the Grand Prix circuit.
The seven-time NASCAR champion transported Johnson’s No. 48 to the Bahrain International Circuit. Alonso rolled out a 2013 Formula 1 car.
This was the third time that a Formula 1 and NASCAR driver have swapped rides. In 2003, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon drove one another’s cars at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2011, Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart did so at Watkins Glen International.
After piloting the unfamiliar cars, the session ended with the two drivers doing doughnuts at the end of pit road.
Here are some highlights:
It’s Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And that means hours of coverage for IndyCar fans, just days away from the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Coverage on NBCSN will include the Indy Lights Firestone 100 at 1 p.m. ET, a live edition of NASCAR America from Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 3:30 p.m. ET with Krista Voda, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Letarte, A.J. Allmendinger and Marty Snider, and new Indy-centric episodes of Proving Grounds and Off The Grid. Jake Query will call the Indy Lights Firestone 100 alongside analyst Anders Krohn and pit reporter Katie Hargitt.
Click here to watch online or on the NBC Sports app.
All this leads up to Sunday’s race (11 am ET on NBC), but don’t forget about Saturday’s Indy 500 parade coverage, which you can watch on NBC Sports Gold.