In the last days, Fernando Alonso He commented what were the plans he had with the team Renault in the next few months. However, from the French team they assured that there is the possibility that the Asturian will be present in the tests that will take place at the Abu Dhabi circuit, although it is not known if in the post-race, or in an official race session.
This was confirmed by the Renault team chief, Cyril Abiteboul, to Motorsport.com. According to Abiteboul, the Spanish driver is eager to get back into a Formula 1 car. He also confirmed that if he is in an official practice, the Asturian is not qualified according to the International Automobile Federation (FIA), so they must request an authorization.
The Spanish pilot had confirmed through social networks that the plans that came with the team were clear. «There is very little left to start my work with the team this 2020. Simulator, attend Grand Prix, help in whatever way I can, and prepare everything for the return. Charged batteries. Let’s go for it, ”Alonso had said. However, it seems that the arrival of Alonso could be precipitated.
The regulation of the FIA, would not allow Alonso to be present at the first free practice session in Abu Dhabi. According to the 2020 regulation, “the drivers who can be selected for this purpose must not have competed in more than two races of Formula 1 throughout its trajectory ».
Finally, Abiteboul said: “We would like to see you in the car because I can feel you are hungry. Seeing that we are starting to have interesting battles on the track, Fernando smells blood: in a positive way. He wants to see what he can get, ”the Frenchman told Motorsport.com.