Renault announced the return of Fernando AlonsoJuly 11, 2020
Renault officially announced the last few days – two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will return to the team in 2021. Next season, the Spaniard, together with Esteban Okon, will help Renault prepare for 2022, when Formula 1 will switch to the new technical regulations.
Fernando Alonso: “Renault is my family, and the most pleasant memories are associated with two champion titles, but now I look to the future. I am overwhelmed with emotions, and I am proud that I am returning to the team, which at one time gave me a chance to start a career, and now it gives me the opportunity to return to the highest level.
I have principles and ambitions that are consistent with the project team. Their progress this winter confirms the possibility of achieving the goals set for the 2022 season. I am ready to share my racing experience with everyone in the team – from engineers to mechanics and my partners. The team, like me, wants to return to the podium. “
Cyril Abitebul, managing director of Renault Sport Racing: “The contract with Fernando Alonso is part of Renault’s long-term plan, as it remains in Formula 1 and seeks to return to the lead.
His presence will be a very important asset for our team, strengthening its sports potential, but also for the Renault brand, to which Fernando is very attached. It is the strength of these ties that exist between him, the team and its fans, that determined our natural choice.
But this is a mutual choice, which will not only be a continuation of the past successful cooperation – it is also directed to the future. The experience of Fernando, his focus on the result will allow both parties to reveal their best qualities and bring the team to the level that is required in modern Formula 1.
In addition, he will bring to our fast-progressing team that racing culture that will work together to overcome all obstacles. His task is to help Renault F1 Team to prepare for the season 2022 with the highest quality possible together with Esteban. ”
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