The world of motorsport is an fascinating one. And this, not 48 hours after the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, wherein McLaren’s Lando Norris scored his first Formula 1 podium and have become the third-youngest driver of all time to face on the rostrum.
Whereas nothing is formally introduced but, due to Matt Porter with an inside scoop on this massive information, Fernando Alonso seems set to return to System 1 in 2021 with Renault.
In keeping with a number of information websites as nicely, together with BBC Sport, the phrase is touring quick and broad. The within scoop that we at Supercars have managed to acquire is that the Spaniard has already signed and might be confirmed in a press launch as early as tomorrow, July 8.
The return, and particularly with Renault, is vital for Alonso regardless of his leaving the game in 2018 after a couple of dismal years at McLaren. Renault is the place he scored each of his world championships, in addition to a group he has raced for and partnered with all through a few years.
Regardless of turning 39 later this month, Alonso has not sat on his laurels. He has gained a number of 24 Hours of Le Mans races with Toyota, and races with Arrows-McLaren Andretti Autosport in Indycar, attempting to win the Indianapolis 500 in order that he can obtain the last word purpose of any racing driver: the Triple Crown.
For these unaware, the Triple Crown is when a driver wins the Monaco Grand Prix (2006 with Renault), the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2018 and 2019 with Toyota), and the Indianapolis 500. Up to now, just one driver has ever achieved the feat, Graham Hill.
Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, and Fernando Alonso are the one three at present lively drivers which have gained two of the three occasions to win the crown and competed in all three.
Alonso can even be part of with Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (40 years outdated) on his return as being amongst the oldest drivers within the present System 1 paddock.