This text first appeared in GP Racing journal.
Why has Renault signed Fernando Alonso for a return to System 1 in 2021 and past? A greater query could be, ‘why would not it?’.
This, in spite of everything, is among the biggest drivers within the historical past of F1. If a group looking for to return to success might pay money for the type of efficiency that Alonso can convey – efficiency that, for instance, might nearly single-handedly make the second-slowest automobile on the grid end sixth within the constructors’ championship solely two years in the past – why would that group not take the chance?
That is what you get with Alonso – a driver who will coax efficiency out of a automobile that just about no different driver can.