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coming back By Billy Hawkins 7th July 2020, 3:52 pm Updated: 7th July 2020, 4:18 pm Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 as a driver for Renault next year. Alonso, the two-time world champion, left F1 in 2018 after four unsuccessful years with McLaren – the team Daniel Ricciardo is joining from Renault to free up space for the Spaniard’s return. AFP via Getty Images Alonso won Renault their only two world championships in 2005 and 2006 The announcement that Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the season after the two parties were unable to agree terms on a new contract began a domino effect which resulted in Carlos Sainz being hired by the Italians for 2021, with Ricciardo swiftly hired to replace Sainz. And Alonso will now return to F1 as the Australian’s replacement at Renault, BBC Sport claim. Renault will partner Alonso with Esteban Ocon, the 23-year-old Frenchman who began his two-year deal with the Oxfordshire-based team at the start of this season. Alonso has tried his hand at endurance racing since leaving F1 – winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 and 2019 – and also raced in the IndyCar Series. His other venues away from F1 include twice competing at the Indianapolis 500 – finishing 24th in 2017 and DNQing last year; he is due to enter this year’s race with Arrow McLaren SP and will hope for success at the third attempt. Getty Images Alonso appeared to race for the final time in F1 at the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP – but he will drive again next season replacements Jorge Masvidal can take hope from the UFC fighters who won on short notice a chance Kairi Sane’s reported WWE departure far from final – new deal set to be offered lifeline? Wigan Warriors owner in bid to save beleaguered neighbours Wigan Athletic bang In his last fight, Usman hit Covington so hard the welterweight champion broke his jaw adversity Sharron Davies reveals she trained with two broken arms amid gymnast abuse claims Looking ahead Jorge Masvidal has two names he wants to defend welterweight title against lucrative Mahome’s staggering £403m contract dwarfs Messi, Ronaldo and De Gea HISTORY Watch as Prince Naseem Hamed’s sons start training at Ingle Gym horsing about Tyson Fury set to pay visit to equine namesake Tyson Fury after debut win dates UFC schedule 2020: All upcoming events including UFC 251 on Dana White’s Fight Island The Spaniard, who is regarded as one of the greatest drivers ever, began his F1 career at the 2001 Australian GP, winning his first race two years later in Hungary. He moved to Renault in 2002 and won back-to-back world championships in 2005 and 2006 – the only constructors’ and drivers’ titles the team have claimed since entering F1 in 1977. A one-year stay with McClaren ended in a third-place finish, before returning to Renault and then joining Ferrari in 2010 for five years – finishing second in the drivers’ rankings on three separate occasions. His ill-fated McLaren move followed in 2015, before ending his time in F1 in 2018 – until now, with Alonso returning to drive for Renault next season.,

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