- Alonso will be replacing Ricciardo at Renault next year
- This will be Alonso’s third stint with Renault
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso will be returning to the pinnacle of motorsport next year, with Renault confirming the Spaniard has signed a new contract with the team.
The news comes nearly two years after Alonso decided to retire from F1 (at the end of 2018) following an uncompetitive stint with McLaren. However, even at the time, he’d refused to rule out returning to the series in the future.
2021 F1 grid takes shape
Even before the 2020 F1 season could get underway in Austria, Sebastian Vettel’s shock announcement that he would be parting ways with Ferrari at the end of 2020 kicked off a flurry of changes in the drivers market.
Ferrari wasted no time in announcing Carlos Sainz as Vettel’s replacement, opening up the opportunity for…