Formula 1: Two-time champion Fernando Alonso set to return to Renault in 2021, say reports
Alonso, who left Formula One at the end of 2018 after a final season with McLaren, won his championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula One with Renault in 2021, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
Alonso, who left Formula One at the end of 2018 after a final season with McLaren, won his championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.
The Spaniard, 38, has made no secret of his desire to return to the Formula One grid, with the French manufacturer having a vacancy.
Alonso could join Frenchman Esteban Ocon and replace Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who is moving to McLaren at the end of the 2020 season.
“I don’t know if he is going to join or not with us but definitely if he could come back here I’d be very happy,” Ocon said last week.
Renault were not immediately available for comment.
Romain Grosjean will also drive a 2019 Mercedes, the W10 model in which Lewis Hamilton won the world championship, on June 27 in 'demonstration laps' ahead of the French Grand Prix.
Raikkonen received the penalty after the race in Imola for not following procedure at a restart.
Monaco announced 10 days ago an easing of health restrictions in the Principality, but without a decision on the Grand Prix, the fifth round of this season's calendar.