Fernando Alonso is actually one of the contenders for a Renault seat in 2021. Team boss Cyril Abiteboul confirmed to the French RMC Sport that the two-time world champion is an option for Renault. He also emphasizes that there are more candidates than just the Spaniard.
"There are a number of options and Alonso is one of them," Abiteboul told the radio station. "But there are plenty of other drivers available if you look at 2021." For example, Sebastian Vettel will be a free man next year, after it was announced that his expiring contract with Ferrari will not be extended.
Renault has no plans to rush with a decision for next year's driver duo, which Esteban Ocon will be part of. "We take the time to reflect when it is a very important decision we have to make," says Abiteboul. "We find the policies of Ferrari and McLaren strange, as they have already announced other plans for the future when the season has not even started yet.We don't want to follow that path."(photo: McLaren F1 Media)