The Renault team has announced that the two-time Asturian world champion, Fernando Alonso will be returning to the team by the end of 2021 after negotiations have intensified in recent weeks. The French squad tried to incorporate him this year, but his commitment to the Indianapolis 500 prevented this from happening.
Given this new addition to the team, Renault has become the centre of media attention throughout the day. It definitely did not refrain from giving its followers a certain ‘hype’, with tweets recalling, for example, what the V10 engine sounded like when Alonso won the first of his championships or his unmistakable cry in Brazil 2005 when he celebrated his win.
Alonso now returns to the team in which he won his two World Cups, in what will be his third stint with the French squad.
EWN reported back in March that Fernando Alonso was very close to signing a two year deal for Formula 1 racing next season.
Renault was the refuge he found after the tumultuous year at McLaren in 2007 before he joined Ferrari in 2010. Earlier, from 2003 to 2006, he managed to rise up as champion two times, in which the last time was even more special as he won the title from Michael Schumacher.
His salary will adapt to the situation of the team (Renault, as a company, is not in its prime) and of Formula 1 itself. His salary will be around €10 million, approximately half of what Daniel Ricciardo currently earns.