The test is scheduled for young drivers, but Renault hoped that after his long absence from Formula One, Alonso would be allowed to join them.
Formula 1 2020: Daniel Ricciardo to pick tattoo for Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul after podium finish in Eifel GP
Ricciardo and Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul had a bet that Abiteboul would get a tattoo of Ricciardo's choice if he could finish in the top three of a race this season.
Ricciardo is one of the sport’s highest paid drivers, earning as much as $25 million a year according to media reports.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula 1 team Renault furlough majority of staff until end of May, management to take pay cuts
Renault said the engine factory at Viry-Chatillon in France had moved to a part-time schedule from 6 April for a provisional 12 weeks
Formula 1: Frenchman Esteban Ocon set to join Daniel Ricciardo at Renault from 2020 season on two-year contract
Ocon, 22, is currently reserve driver with world champion team Mercedes, who announced earlier Thursday that Finland's Valtteri Bottas would remain with the team next season
Formula 1 2019: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff takes dig at Renault's Cyril Abiteboul, says Esteban Ocon will return to racing next season
Mercedes-backed Ocon raced for Force India, now Racing Point, last season but was left without a drive when Renault sprang a surprise and signed Australian Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull for 2019
Formula 1 2019: Four team bosses call for end to Ferrari's power of veto, Red Bull's Christian Horner says provision is 'outdated'
Christian Horner, Claire Williams, Zak Brown and Cyril Abiteboul all supported suggestions that the veto was no longer an acceptable part of a modern global sport
Formula 1 2019: Renault need to focus on improving reliability, says team principal Cyril Abiteboul after Bahrain debacle
Nico Hulkenberg said he lost power suddenly while Daniel Ricciardo, a new arrival to Renault from Red Bull, blamed a problem with the MGU-K energy recovery system.
Formula One: Renault aim to usurp dominant trio in 2019 season aided by acquisition of Daniel Ricciardo, new RS19
Ninth in the constructors' title race on their return as a team to F1 in 2016, Renault then improved to sixth in 2017 and fourth last season, and will attempt to improve even further in 2019
Formula One, Belgian GP Paddock Diaries: Lewis Hamilton's attack on Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen's rare smile and more
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