Last year a distraught young Kimi Raikkonen fan had his day made much better when F1 got him into the paddock to meet his hero and this year, another young fan has had some similar treatment.
During qualifying, cameras picked up a young McLaren fan going absolutely nuts.
Another Q3 for @alo_oficial
P8 finish in qualifying
Home fans = happy 👀 😉#SpanishGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/mvP4EtjVsI
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 12, 2018
Fernando saw it and asked for him to be brought to the paddock so he could meet him.
Ey @f1, bring this kid tomorrow to the paddock 😇👍 https://t.co/Z9kAfAZxT8
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) May 12, 2018
Now when Fernando asks for something he usually gets his way (unless it’s for a competitive car, or number one status over Lewis Hamilton) and this morning… well, guess what?
Aquí lo tenemos! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/MQ2LsdBXid
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) May 13, 2018
That’s probably the happiest Fernando has ever been to see something with a Honda badge on it. Someone update the kid’s jacket!
All joking aside, bravo, Fernando – and well done Formula 1 for making it happen!