Scuderia Ferrari official driver Alonso and test driver De la Rosa launch the Shell LEGO Challenge

Fernando Alonso and Pedro de la Rosa had fun in Budapest taking on a special contest in the Ferrari motorhome.

Scuderia Ferrari Official Driver Fernando Alonso and Test Driver Pedro de la Rosa were on hand in the Ferrari motorhome today to help launch the Shell LEGO Challenge. The drivers went head to head to see who could build the Ferrari F1® model LEGO car in the quickest time. De la Rosa was in impressive form and took an early lead, never looking back as he took the chequered flag with an impressive time of 2:45.44, Alonso coming in a close second with a time of 4:08.68. This meant de la Rosa took his place in pole position on the Shell leader board with Alonso joining him on the front row.

Throughout the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix race weekend, Shell will also be putting members of the accredited media through their paces as they too attempt the #ShellLEGOChallenge. Media will strive to beat the Scuderia Ferrari duo’s times, as well as each other’s. They will battle it out to take pride of place at the top of the Shell leader board with a chance to win some fantastic Shell LEGO prizes.

(L to R): Pedro De La Rosa, Ferrari Development Driver and Fernando Alonso, Ferrari play the Ferrari Shell Lego Challenge
(L to R): Pedro De La Rosa, Ferrari Development Driver and Fernando Alonso, Ferrari play the Ferrari Shell Lego Challenge

Photo by: XPB Images

Shell has worked closely with both Ferrari and LEGO to produce six exclusive Ferrari model LEGO cars based on some of the most iconic vehicles in Ferrari’s motoring history: the Ferrari 150° Italia, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta short wheel base, the Ferrari F40, the Ferrari FXX, the Ferrari 458 Italia and a Scuderia Ferrari Truck. The Shell LEGO promotion is available in a number of countries.

Alonso commented after the challenge: “The Shell LEGO Challenge was a lot of fun; obviously there was a great deal of pressure to build the car as quickly as possible. It was a close contest, but Pedro got a great start and I wasn’t able to catch him to take pole on the Shell leader board grid.”

The results of the #ShellLEGOchallenge will be announced on Saturday 27 July and the winners will be presented with their prizes on Sunday 28 July at 10:30, before the race, by Scuderia Ferrari Official Driver Felipe Massa and Test Driver Marc Gené.

Shell Motorsport Media

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Marc Gene , Fernando Alonso , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news
Tags alsonso, berlinetta, budapest, challenge, de la rosa, ferrari, gene, hungarian gp, lego, massa, scuderia, shell