Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate and nearest title rival Valtteri Bottas was third, nearly half a second off the pace, ahead of Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Alpine has a history in motorsports with the Renault-powered Alpine car winning the Le Mans 24 hours race in 1978.
Verstappen clocked a best lap in one minute and 43.744 seconds to outpace the Australian by 0.048 seconds, leaving championship leader Lewis Hamilton down in third for Mercedes, 0.096 adrift of the pace-setter.
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
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Formula 1 2019: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff takes dig at Renault's Cyril Abiteboul, says Esteban Ocon will return to racing next season
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