A return after three years of absence from the circuits. Spanish driver Fernando Alonso will find Formula 1 within Renault “From the 2021 season”, confirmed the French team in a press release Wednesday July 8. The duration of Alonso’s contract, 39 years on July 29, is not specified.
Returning to where he won his two world champion titles in 2005 and 2006, the Spaniard proves that the sacred fire is still burning within him. “Renault is my family, these are my best memories in Formula 1, says Alonso. I will bring all my racing experience to share it with everyone, engineers, mechanics, teammates. The team wants and has the means to find the podiums, too. “
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His future boss, the Frenchman Cyril Abiteboul, completes: “It will also bring to our team which has grown very quickly [depuis son retour en F1 en 2016] a culture of racing and winning to overcome obstacles together. “
Alonso’s inglorious withdrawal from the top motorsport category in late 2018 after a series of disastrous campaigns at McLaren did not taste like an epilogue. The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Dakar, the 500 Miles of Indianapolis, the Iberian displayed his still keen love for motor racing and his desire to return to F1. Alongside the young French hope Esteban Ocon, the one we nicknamed the Asturian Bull – 17 victories on the clock between 2003 and 2008 – will have a new opportunity to prove it in a single-seater from the diamond stable.