Fernando Alonso will get back on the Formula 1 as an official team driver after two years. The 2021 season will mark the return of the two-time World champion to the team Renault (which will be called Alpine) to the highest category. After conducting a test at the Barcelona circuit, the French team confirmed the date of the next test.
On Friday morning, the Renault team confirmed through its social networks that Fernando Alonso already has a new date to get on a Formula 1. He will do so at the Bahrain circuit, on November 4 and 5. However, the test will not be the same as the one carried out in the Barcelona circuit, since Alonso will get into the car that his compatriot used, Carlos Sainz in 2018.
In this Friday’s publication, the Renault team shared some images in which you can see the testing carried out on the Spanish circuit. That day Alonso was able to do approximately 100 kilometers. In addition, in Barcelona the Renault team made some shots for sponsors, apart from testing the skills of the Spanish.
Alonso’s sensations in Barcelona
After getting off the Renault 2020, Alonso compared the different categories he was in throughout the year. «The last three cars I have driven have been the Dakar in January, that of IndyCar in August and now Formula 1, and they couldn’t be more different. With F1 it was easier because I have driven it all my life, “said Alonso.
In addition, Alonso assured that driving the 2020 car was a great satisfaction. «The car was a positive surprise. We know that he has performed well in the last two races. I felt like I had good grip, good potential. Regarding the engine, the last time I drove with a Renault engine was in 2018 and I think that the step forward is quite important there, “he said.