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Fernando Alonso tries his hand as a Formula One cameraman

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The penultimate race of the season is set to take place on Sunday at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

However, the fun seems to have begun early with Fernando Alonso giving viewers a reason to smile.

During the second practice session, the Spaniard's car broke down and was urged by his team to park the car. 


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The instructions on the team radio were to "please stop the car" and that there was a "hearse problem". Commentators were heard to say "that is his session over". 

Another commentator said: "Fernando Alonso is going to go and have a sit down somewhere," and that is exactly what the racer did, but he didn't pick just any chair. 

What followed was a rather bizarre act from the former world number one and provided for some interesting viewing.

Alonso managed to produce a lighthearted moment despite his sheer frustration. 

After carefully steering the car out of the track, knowing his session was done, the McLaren driver took over cameraman duties at a nearby spot, which can be seen in the video further down this article.

Taking over the reigns from the in-charge cameraman, Alonso wore a pair of headphones and tried his best to cover his fellow drivers still on the track. 

This is what the commentators had to say: "He's got one of the camera guys down there. He has given Fernando Alonso some headphones. And Fernando can now have a go at the camera himself. He has found the deck chair to lean back in, excellent!"

However, they weren't impressed by the driver's abilities on the camera and one could see why the Spanish driver might be better off on the circuit rather than beside it. 

The commentators added: "He's rubbish. What's he doing? He's the worst camera operator ever."

Alonso quickly realised that he was going nowhere with his new job and laughed off the incident on another camera, apologising for his shocking work. 

Reacting to his actions, the commentators said: "Stick to the driving Fernando."

This is in-fact the second time in a row where the 35-year-old's car failed to complete practice in Brazil. 

Last year, the Spaniard was seen to rest on a deck chair after his car gave up on him. We'll have to wait another year to see what the racer comes up next. 

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