As part of a TAG Heuer advertisement the watch company managed to persuade McLaren to put Alonso in Ayrton Senna’s championship-winning MP4/4 from 1988.
With Honda power the Brazilian won eight of that season’s 16 races (team-mate Alain Prost won seven) and, famously, he qualified at Monaco 1.427 seconds ahead of anyone else. In short, it’s a pretty awesome machine…
TAG Heuer video
Tracking shots lap
Alonso tells Button what it was like on track