Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 next year. The 38-year-old driver will race for the team of Renault, where he previously became world champion in 2005 and 2006.
The two-time world champion put an end to his king-class career at the end of 2018 after a moderate period McLaren, but has never been able to leave the sport behind completely. The Spaniard has since thrown a few balls to make his comeback on the highest podium, provided he can join a team that competes for the marbles. Apparently, Alonso has enough confidence in the French factory formation, because Renault has just confirmed through a series of Tweets that the outspoken routine will sit next year on the seat of Daniel Ricciardo, who in turn leaves for McLaren.
Alonso made his debut on the highest podium at the 2004 Australian Grand Prix with the Minardi team. He did this at the age of nineteen, placing him in seventh place on the list of youngest debutants in Formula 1. After spending a year as a test driver, he made the switch to Renault in 2003, where he took over the seat from Jenson Button . There he became world champion in 2005 and 2006, before switching to major competitor McLaren in 2007.
One year later Alonso returned to Renault, but in 2010 he left for the big one Ferrari. At the end of 2014, Alonso announced that he would drive for McLaren again, after which he put a (temporary) point behind his career in Formula 1 in 2018. In total he managed to win 32 Grands Prix and drove 1899 points together. Alonso has been on the podium no less than 97 times so far, adding a lot of experience to the grid.