From the Racetrack to the Church
Jean Alesi was one of the most beloved Formula 1 drivers in Ferrari’s history. The Frenchman, who won only one Grand Prix in his F1 career, earned the affection of motorsport enthusiasts in the 1990s, especially among the fans of the Prancing Horse. His immense talent, combined with an unwavering passion for Maranello’s colors and the incredible misfortunes that marked his career, endeared him to the hearts of many.
However, this Christmas, the former star of Tyrrell, Scuderia Ferrari, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, and Jordan decided to gift himself a very different experience from the ones he was accustomed to when racing at 300 km/h on the track, yet equally moving. Jean Alesi served as an altar boy during the Christmas Mass held at the Ambrosian church in Milan.
A Special Christmas
The former French driver posted a video on his official Instagram profile, capturing the moment he discovered the statue of the baby Jesus during the service. On Twitter/X, other images of worshipers recognizing and filming the former Ferrari Formula 1 driver with their phones as he walked down the church’s main aisle, carrying a large cross, went viral. “I am proud to have had this experience – Jean Alesi said – it was truly emotional.”
«Sono molto orgoglioso di aver fatto quest’esperienza: devo dire che è stato molto emozionante». Jean Alesi ieri sera ha fatto il chierichetto durante la messa della Chiesa ambrosiana di Milano.#Natale #F1 #BuonNataleAncheATe pic.twitter.com/C261FgGqvX
— LauraF1 🏁Seb e Schumy 🇩🇪🏁 (@LauraLuthien86) December 25, 2023