TASS, July 8. The double champion “Formulas-1” Fernando Alonso will return to the “Royal racing” next season, the Spaniard has signed a contract with team Renault. About it reports a press-service of the team.
38-year-old Spaniard will replace in the team of Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who at the end of the season will be in the “McLaren”. Partner Alonso in the Renault will be a Frenchman Esteban Windows.
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Renault – my family, my best memories in “the Formula-1″ are connected with two world championship titles, but now I look to the future, ‘ said Alonso. – I have great emotions back to the team that gave me a chance early in his career and which now gives me a chance to return to the highest level. I have principles and ambition, I will share all my experience with the team, we want to get back on the podium”.
The head of the team Renault Cyril abiteboul said that the signing of Alonso is part of a plan to return the team to the top of “Formula-1”. He said that the experience and tenacity of the Spaniard will help the team to derive maximum benefit.
Spanish driver made his debut in the “Formula 1” in the Italian team’s “Minardi” in 2001. In 2003, Alonso has signed a contract with the team Renault, which has twice won the title (2005, 2006). After that, the Spaniard spent a season in the McLaren, then returned for two years in Renault and in 2010 moved to Ferrari. After spending five seasons with the Italian team, Alonso returned to McLaren, where he finished in racing series in 2018.
During his career in the “Formula 1” Alonso had 314 Grand Prix (started 311 races) in which he scored 32 wins and have won 22 of the pole. In 2020, Alonso participated in the rally “Dakar” in the standings SUVs team Toyota, he is also a two-time winner of the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans.”