Alonso ready to give the kids a spanking on the banking!

Fernando Alonso officially kicks off his preparation today for the Daytona 24 Hours race with the event's preliminary 'Roar Before the Rolex 24' three-day test.

The Spaniard presented in Florida a new helmet livery dedicated to his run in the US endurance classic where he'll share a United Autosport Ligier JS P217 with a pair of teenagers, McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris and reigning Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 Champion Phil Hanson.

Alonso won't be spoon feeding his young team mates, but they'll be attentive to his every move.