Spanish driver Fernando Alonso will replace Daniel Ricciardo for what will be a third spell with Renault. Continue reading on Yahoo Sports
Since Alonso last raced in F1, he has taken on challenges including the Indianapolis 500 and World Endurance Championship but will be back on the grid next year.
“Fernando is a great driver returning to F1 enriched by other experiences and willing to build with his much-loved team,” Renault said in a statement as his signing was confirmed on Wednesday.
“The tenets of work, surpassing oneself and ingenuity as well as Fernando’s DNA defined by tenacity and pure talent make this union an obvious one.
“He will be an asset in the many efforts to win back the title and will give meaning to Renault’s commitment to the highest level of motorsport.
“The desire is to build a team around two complementary drivers, combining experience and youth, and pooling their values and talent in the service of the project.