Signing a long-term contract with Esteban Ocon, Renault had high hopes for their compatriot, but this season Esteban is consistently inferior to team-mate Daniel Riccardo in qualifications and races. According to Blick, such results of Okon do not suit the management, and the team is already looking for a new partner for Fernando Alonso for 2021.
The Swiss newspaper claims that Renault is in talks with another French driver, Pierre Gasly, who took the lead in AlphaTauri this season and won his first career win at Monza. If the negotiations are completed successfully, Renault will completely change its roster next season.
If Gasley leaves, Alex Albon will return from Red Bull Racing. The second AlphaTauri driver in 2021 will be Japanese Yuki Tsunoda – it is believed that the announcement of his contract is only a matter of time. If Elbon leaves Red Bull Racing, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will be able to claim his place.