Fernando Alonso is preparing to return to the Formula 1 next year. In the last hours he could be seen in the paddock of the Imola Grand Prix for the first time since last year. However, one of the news of the weekend was the controversy between the Asturian and the different equipment about the end-of-season tests.
Alonso will be able to ride again at the Bahrain circuit, however he will not be able to do so with this season’s car. The car chosen by Renault will be the one you used Carlos Sainz in 2018, as he had a test at the Barcelona circuit a little less than a month ago. At that time, Alonso asked to do 100 kilometers around the Spanish track.
However, Alonso hopes to be able to ride the 2020 car in practice at the Abu Dhabi circuit at the end of the year. This test is for young pilots who seek to add kilometers in the national category. However, in the Renault team they seek to be able to seat the two-time champion. So much McLaren, Ferrari, Y Racing point They already anticipated the rejection of Alonso being in this test.
The regulations indicate that those who can enjoy this test are those who have played less than two great prizes. For his part, Alonso started 314 races. That is why most teams oppose the Spanish being present. Cyril Abiteboul, head of the Renault team, spoke about it and showed his disgust for the situation.
Abiteboul said: “I cannot speak about what has been discussed in the Formula 1 Commission, only about what we will see in the Abu Dhabi young drivers test. When the pandemic started, we voted to change the regulations so that they were for the sole purpose of testing young pilots.