While rumours have been flying around that Fernando Alonso has rejoined Renault since Daniel Ricciardo’s departure, the Spaniard is certainly poised for a return to Formula One and has been quoted as such in the most recent interview given.
A real musical chair game has been going on in Formula 1 over the last few days. Ferrari has decided not to extend the contract of Sebastian Vettel, who will leave the Italian team at the end of this season.
To replace him, the Scuderia has set its sights on Carlos Sainz Jr, who will be replaced at McLaren by Daniel Ricciardo. Renault is therefore looking for a driver capable of succeeding the Australian and a name is emphatically being put forward.
There are rumours of a possible return of Fernando Alonso to Renault. World champion in 2005 and 2006 with the French team, the Spaniard left the world of Formula 1 in 2018, but has never stopped driving whether in the World Endurance Championship or the Dakar Rally.
Asked about his future, Fernando Alonso doesn’t rule out a return to Formula 1:
“From a physical point of view and in terms of motivation, I am at the top, so I would like to be able to concentrate on a major championship, whether it be a return to F1, the World Endurance Championship or the Indycar.
“I want to take on a challenge at the highest level. I feel that I am still at 100% of my abilities,” said the Spanish driver during a conference organised by the Real Madrid Universidad Europea school.