Fernando Alonso is a two-times Formula 1 world champion and a formidable, uncompromising competitor. For all his faults, Renault couldn’t have chosen better for 2021.
Fernando Alonso is expected to make his comeback to Formula 1 in 2021 at Renault, the team with which he won both his world championships.
Esteban Ocon was over six-tenths of a second slower than Daniel Ricciardo, but his team told him more than half of that was due to not having a slipstream.
Esteban Ocon says he’s doing everything he can to avoid catching the Covid-19 coronavirus, while Daniel Ricciardo admits he’s “got through a lot of cleaning products”.
Daniel Ricciardo says he expects to get “back to business” as normal at Renault despite his decision to leave the team at the end of the year.
Esteban Ocon says Renault will bring a significantly revised car to the first race of the 2020 F1 season next week.
Daniel Ricciardo’s impending departure will leave a gap in Renault’s driver line-up next year. Who should they hire to replace him?
Renault has become the first Formula 1 team to add a face mask designed to safeguard against Covid-19 to its official range of branded merchandise.
Daniel Ricciardo’s departure will leave a vacancy at Renault for 2021. Who should they hire to take his place?
Ferrari has closed its factory in Maranello due to the Coronavirus but Mercedes, Renault, Racing Point and Williams’ British and French bases remain open.
Renault’s RS20 has run in two interim liveries ahead of the new season. It appeared in the team’s 2019 livery in a filming day at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Ferrari is the only team which hasn’t beaten either of its benchmark lap times from 2019 in pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Valtteri Bottas’s Mercedes headed the final pre-season test day of 2020, though the top three cars were covered by less than a tenth of a second.
Daniel Ricciardo headed the morning of the final day of pre-season testing as seven different teams set their fastest lap times of testing so far.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has been impressed by reliability levels in testing so far, though Haas has done the fewest laps of any team.
Ferrari and Mercedes had contrasting fortunes on the fifth day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel was quickest, Lewis Hamilton stopped.
Sebastian Vettel took 1.2 seconds off Ferrari’s best time of pre-season testing so far after he and several other drivers had spins on Thursday morning.
Mercedes became the first team to break the 3,000 kilometre mark on the fourth day of pre-season testing but power unit problems held Williams back again.
Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica was quickest as F1 testing resumed at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Robert Kubica set Alfa Romeo’s quickest time of pre-season testing so far as he headed the morning’s running at the Circuit de Catalunya.