Renault has confirmed Fernando Alonso will partner with Esteban Ocon at its Formula One team next year. Continue reading on ESPN
Renault has confirmed Fernando Alonso is making a shock return to partner with Esteban Ocon at its Formula One team next year.
Alonso, 38, will replace Daniel Ricciardo, who signed a deal earlier this year to move to McLaren for 2021. Alonso’s two-year deal will see him return to the team that he secured his two titles with in 2005 and 2006.
“Renault is my family, my fondest memories in Formula One with my two world championship titles, but I’m now looking ahead,” Alonso said. “It’s a great source of pride and with an immense emotion I’m returning to the team that gave me my chance at the start of my career and which now gives me the opportunity to return to the highest level.
“I have principles and ambitions in line with the team’s project. Their progress this winter gives credibility to the objectives for the 2022 season and I will share all my racing experience with everyone from the engineers to the mechanics and my team-mates. The team wants and has the means to get back on the podium, as do I.”