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Alonso to shave beard before 2011 season

Fernando Alonso has vowed to shave off his beard before the 2011 season begins officially in Bahrain. The Spaniard has been wearing a 'three musketeers'-style goatee at Ferrari's 'Wrooom' media event and also for the launch and track debut of the...

Fernando Alonso has vowed to shave off his beard before the 2011 season begins officially in Bahrain.

The Spaniard has been wearing a 'three musketeers'-style goatee at Ferrari's 'Wrooom' media event and also for the launch and track debut of the team's new 2011 car.

Asked if it will still be there when the racing begins in March, Alonso told Reuters: "I don't think so. My mother doesn't want it."

A more important issue for the 29-year-old is the seating position of the new F150 car due to the higher nose.

Both Alonso and his shorter teammate Felipe Massa appeared to be straining over the cockpit to see the corners when they tried the car for the first time at Fiorano.

"We've had to change it (the seating position) as visibility could be a problem," said Alonso before the maiden test.

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