Alonso: “Renault is my family and it has given me the chance to return to the first level”

Alonso: "Renault is my family and it has given me the chance to return to the first level"

The Spanish rider thanked the team for the chance with which he was twice world champion. In addition, he said he will aim for the podium in 2021.

Fernando Alonso He is immensely proud to have the opportunity to return to the first level of motorsports after confirming that he will be a Renault the next season of the Formula 1.

The Spanish driver will make his return to the top flight after leaving the sport at the end of the 2018 season. The Oviedo-born 38 years ago won his world titles with Renault in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

“Renault is my family, my best memories in Formula One are my two world titles, but now I am looking to the future. It is a great source of pride and, with immense emotion, I return to the team that gave me the opportunity to beginning of my career and now it gives me the opportunity to return to the highest level, “said the Spaniard after the announcement of his return.

On his goals for the 2021 season, he commented: “I have principles and ambitions in line with the team’s project. Your progress this winter gives credibility to the goals for the 2022 season and I will share my entire career experience with everyone from engineers to the mechanics and my teammates. The team wants and has the means to return to the podium, it is what I want. “

Alonso, who will replace Daniel Ricciardo (will be a McLaren driver in 2021) at Renault and will be Esteban Ocon’s partner, has won 32 grand prizes in his career. However, he has not reached a podium since 2014 with Ferrari.

Renault had no podium finishes in 2019 and finished fifth in the constructors’ championship. Ocon finished eighth last weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix, which marked the start of the 2020 F1 season after the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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