Fernando Alonso has been one of the novelties of the paddock of the circuit of Imola, which returns to Formula 1 fourteen years later to contest the third race this year in Italy, baptized in this case Emilia Romagna GP.
The Asturian had already warned that he would travel to the legendary Enzo e Dino Ferrari Autodrome to see live how his team, Renault, acts and to get used to the processes, customs, schedules and others that he must comply with in 2021 when he is already an official team driver.
Unless unforeseen, Alonso will not get on the Renault RS20 again, which already premiered on a filming day this year. In fact, if it were up to him, he would not climb, although he is available in an emergency. As has happened at Racing Point, which has pulled Nico Hulkenberg for the positives of Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll, he is fit to get on … although that would mean something bad has happened.
“If I compete in 2020 it is because something has happened to one of the two current drivers and I hope that does not happen,” he admitted, on the possibility of indisposition of Daniel Ricciardo O Esteban Ocon. Ditch like this, therefore, the hoaxes that existed from before even if he was confirmed as a Renault driver.
That does not mean that Alonso will not get into Formula 1 again this year. In fact, Renault has confirmed that the Spaniard will take a test in Bahrain next week with him RS18, the car from two seasons ago, which was also the one that Carlos Sainz drove in his only full season with the French team.