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Photo of the day: Sparks

Submitted by on February 2, 2015

SparksJean Alesi uses his Ferrari to unleash the fireworks at Spa in 1993 with this sparks show. Wind the clock back 22 years, let’s relive the moment.

Image: The Cahier Archive

This terrific shot by Cahier captures the magic of an old-school Formula One spark show with Jean Alesi and his V12 powered Ferrari F93A.

MORE: Jean Alesi in 1990, France

Alesi looked good in the lead up to the 1993 Belgian Grand Prix (and we’re not just talking about the Sparks!) – he qualified fourth. Sadly lucky did not go his way come race day, and he had to retire lap four with suspension issues. Damon Hill would win the race.

MORE: The great duel of Jean Alesi and Ayrton Senna at the 1990 USA F1 Grand Prix

Jean Alesi placed sixth overall in the 1993 Formula One World Championship. At the time, it was his best overall points finish to date.

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