Alonso Set For Formula One Return With Renault 

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula One with Renault in 2021, with a deal expected to be announced anytime soon.

Renault declined to comment when asked about the news. A report in Spain suggests Alonso has signed a two-year contract.

Alonso stepped away from F1 at the end of 2018 following a difficult four-year spell at McLaren without a victory or a podium. He came close to winning championships with Ferrari in 2010 and 2012 but suffered agonising near-misses at the final race of either campaign.

Return to Renault means Alonso will be reunited with the former constructor in which he won his two world championship crowns in 2005 and 2006.

Renault needs a replacement for Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, who will join McLaren at the end of this season.