Renault DP World F1 Team secures Fernando Alonso for 2021 season

Fernando Alonso

Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso has just been lined up for the 2021 season of the World F1 team under Renault DP. This isn't the first time Alonso will race under the French F1 racing team though, as the pairing had already won two world championship titles together, back in 2005 and in 2006. 

Alonso's impressive track record consists of winning 32 Formula One races, 22 pole positions and 1,899 points from 311 starts. The renewed partnership between the two legendary names in racing is set to bring a "bold and meaningful future" for both parties. 

Fernando Alonso

“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," shares Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing.

"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

Alonso himself considers Renault DP as his family, having worked with the brand before. “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,” he added. 

Alonso's tenacity and pure talent, matched with the legendary track record and accomplishments of Renault DP, make the association a sure win.  

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