The 38-year-old Spaniard and two-time champion of the highest category agreed with Renault and will compete for the French team since 2021.
The versions were confirmed and it is official: Fernando Alonso will compete again in the Formula 1, from next season, after accepting the proposal of Renault.
The Spanish left the highest category of motorsports in 2018, but agreed to replace Daniel Ricciardo in 2021, while the Australian driver will head towards McLaren.
The two-time world champion, who will turn 39 this month, will join Esteban Ocon to live what marks his third term with the French team.
Fernando Alonso joins Renault DP World F1 Team
Renault DP World F1 Team is pleased to confirm Fernando Alonso alongside Esteban Ocon in its driver line-up for the 2021 season.
– Renault F1 Team (@ RenaultF1Team) July 8, 2020
The Asturian won consecutive titles in 2005 and 2006 during his first stint with Renault before joining McLaren, where he was in 2007 before returning to the French team.
Between 2010 and 2014 he enjoyed his time at Ferrari, where he garnered three second places in the drivers’ championship as highlights, and his subsequent seasons saw him back at McLaren, where he stitched four disappointing seasons.
It is worth noting that Alonso did not move away from speed at this time, but lived through the challenges in other categories such as the Indy Car Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 500 Miles of Indianapolis, the 24 Hours of Daytona and, last January , the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
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