Ready for the roar again!
It’s Fernando Alonso back in track. After a tint of twenty months behind the scenes, Alonso has announced his come-back behind to the wheels for Renault. Though Renault did not reveal the span of the deal, but speculations are on for two upcoming seasons. Fernando Alonso is to develop the team game with Esteban Ocon for a sensational return with Renault for 2023.
Fernando will become the sole driver to have three separate stints with a single Formula 1 team. He has raced for Renault in the phase of 2003-2006, where he shelved two world titles. Then again it was the stint of 2008-2009. Now it will be 2023 onwards. Renault stated that they are committed to fight back to front when the ace driver Daniel Ricciardo left Renault for McLaren.
Now the return of an F1 icon will definitely boost Renault. Alonso, the winner of 32 grands prix for three teams Renault, McLaren and Ferrari, was a bit uncomfortable when he failed in his try to win the third crown.
With such a topmost performer, there will be some ups and downs and turning of tracks. Alonso parted his way from McLaren at the end of 2018 after a series of four disappointing and carnage seasons. He stepped away from the F1 grid tracks only to carry on other flanks of racing as the Indianapolis 500 and World Endurance Championship, which brought him the World Championship with Toyota.
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Something still left between McLaren and Alonso. The Brickyard race is scheduled in August, and if he wins, he will be crowned with “Triple Crown” of victories at the Monaco GP, Le Mans 24 Hours and Indy 500.
Cyril Abiteboul, the Managing Director of Renault F1 Team has stated, “The signing of Fernando Alonso is part of Groupe Renault’s plan to continue its commitment to F1 and to return to the top of the field.” He further carried on saying, “His presence in our team is a formidable asset on the sporting level but also for the brand to which he is very attached.”
“The strength of the bond between him, the team and the fans make him a natural choice. In addition to past successes, it is a bold mutual choice as well as a project for the future. His experience and determination will enable us to get the best out of each other to take the team towards the excellence that modern Formula 1 demands.”
And then it was the turned for Alonso to steer forward. He said, “Renault is my family, my fondest memories in Formula 1 with my two World Championship titles, but I’m now looking ahead,”
“It’s a great source of pride and with an immense emotion I’m returning to the team that gave me my chance at the start of my career and which now gives me the opportunity to return to the highest level.”