Fernando Alonso set to return to Formula 1 in 2021
Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 with Renault next year.
The Spanish two-time world champion, who will be 39 later this month, has signed and will be confirmed soon, sources have told BBC Sport.
Alonso will return to the outfit with whom he won his World Championships,
and for whom he has already driven twice during his career.
Fernando Alonso left F1 in 2018 and is due to make a third attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren in August.
A spokesperson for Renault said the team “declined to comment on rumours”.
Alonso will partner Frenchman Esteban Ocon and replace Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who is moving to McLaren at the end of this season.
When he left the sport, Alonso said he was doing so because he had “achieved in F1 more than I dreamed of and it’s time to achieve bigger things outside F1”.
But Alonso is known to have been in talks with Renault since November last year,
and in May this year his adviser, Flavio Briatore, said he was “motivated and ready to return to F1”.
In addition to his two world titles, Alonso has won 32 grand Prix, which puts him sixth on the all-time list,
and is regarded as one of the greatest racing drivers in history.
Fernando Alonso also narrowly missed out on another three World Championships
– in 2007 with McLaren, and in 2010 and 2012 with Ferrari.
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