Next year, Fernando Alonso will again play for the Renault factory team, with which he once won two championship titles, and Carlos Sainz believes that the moment to return to Formula 1 is very well chosen.
From 2020, the team will be called Alpine, but in fact this will entail nothing other than a change of the sign and, probably, a different color scheme, in which the cars built in Enstone will be painted.
“Renault – or Alpine – is doing a great job right now and the team is clearly heading in the right direction after a tough 2019 season,” Carlos said. – They found the right approach to modernizing the car, which seriously complicates our life at McLaren.
In my opinion, Fernando joined Renault at a very good time, when several difficult years are behind us, and this is great news for our sport, for the whole Formula 1. “
Alonso will take a place in the factory team of the French concern, which will be vacated by Daniel Riccardo, while the Australian will replace Carlos Sainz in McLaren, and he will continue his career at Ferrari, becoming the new partner of Charles Leclair.
But if Renault and McLaren this season claim the third place in the Constructors’ Cup and are fighting for it with Racing Point, then Scuderia, six stages before the end of the championship, takes only the sixth place in the team standings.
However, Sines assures that he does not regret his decision: “To be honest, everything is going very well, and I do not regret anything. Now I enjoy playing for McLaren, I like being a Formula 1 driver. It seems to me that the team was able to make me perform at the limit of my capabilities, and I try to give my best for her 100% … “