The French Renault F1 Team has announced the signing of the Spanish driver Fernando Alonso for 2021 and 2022, with an option for a third year. After his farewell to the Great Circus in 2018, the Asturian has made true his dream of returning to his natural habitat.
Along with the French racer, Esteban Ocon, he will lead a project to return the Enstone team to the top, replacing the Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who will head to McLaren.
Although it is not officially known, ‘El Nano’ will receive about 10 million euros per season.
“Renault is my family. My best memories in Formula One are with them: my two World Championship titles. But now I am looking to the future. It is a great pride and I return with an immense emotion to the team that gave me my first opportunity, and that now gives me the chance to return to the highest level, ”said Alonso.
I have principles and ambitions in line with the team project. Its progress this winter lends credibility to the goals for the 2022 season and I will share all of my racing experience with everyone: from engineers to mechanics to my teammates. The team wants (and has the means) to return to the podium, just like me, “concluded the 38-year-old.
Images of Fernando Alonso: Wikipedia.