Alonso’s Returns To His Renault Home

Fernando Alonso Returns to Renault for 2021
In a press release announced this morning, Fernando Alonso has finally confirmed what many have wondered for months now, years even since his exit from the top class. With his Indy 500 drive secure, now was the perfect time to make the announcement.

Check out why Alonso to Renault makes sense as predicted previously on this site if you are curious why a deal this like transpired.

Below are the statements made by Fernando Alonso and Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Racing regarding the 2x WDC homecoming.

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing:
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. 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. He will also bring to our team, which has grown very fast, a culture of racing and winning to overcome hurdles together. Alongside Esteban, his mission will be to help Renault DP World F1 Team prepare for the 2022 season in the best possible conditions.”

Fernando Alonso would go on to echo much of the sentiment Cyril had displayed. As predicted, the rhetoric here is very firm and both parties have unfinished business. Renault seem to hold many of the cards. But not all of them. 

Fernando Alonso
Renault is my family, my fondest memories in Formula One 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. I have principles and ambitions in line with the team’s project. Their progress this winter gives credibility to the objectives for the 2022 season and I will share all my racing experience with everyone from the engineers to the mechanics and my team-mates. The team wants and has the means to get back on the podium, as do I.”

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