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Alonso accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates Montezemolo and Briatore (VIDEO)

Aug 23, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

Following the example set by Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso has become the latest member of the Formula 1 paddock to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of the ALS Association.

This challenge has gone viral over the summer, raising millions of dollars for the ALS Association. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects thousands of Americans, damaging nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, thus impacting muscle movement.

Participants are dared to pour a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads and donate some money to the fund, before nominating three people to do the same.

Alonso had been challenged by Felipe Massa and soccer player Juan Manuel Mata to film his effort and put it online, and the Ferrari driver was happy to following practice for the Belgian Grand Prix yesterday.

He then nominated Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, former F1 team principal Flavio Briatore and Spanish musician Placido Domingo to take a turn.

Massa also challenged Williams engineer Rob Smedley, and the Brazilian made sure that it was completed, pouring a glass of ice cubes onto his head in the team’s motorhome. You can watch that video here.

For more information on ALS, visit the ALS Association’s website.

  1. techmeister1 - Aug 23, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Dirtbag Briatore should be barred from F1 for life.

    • redrock81 - Aug 24, 2014 at 5:05 AM

      he already has a lifetime ban

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