Alonso motivated to lead Alpine team says de Meo

Fernando Alonso is “very motivated” to return to Formula 1 with a car in iconic French colours. It was announced at Monza that Renault will switch from yellow next year to race from 2021 in France’s blue, white and red under the Alpine name – the famous French sports and racing car company. Now fully committed to the 2021-2025 Concorde Agreement, de Meo denied that he was ever poised to pull Renault out of Formula 1 altogether. De Meo, 53, began his career at Renault but then moved on to Toyota, Fiat and Volkswagen. Among his next mission is to restructure Renault’s sporting activities – with Alpine at the forefront of that. “When I returned to Renault, I rediscovered the Alpine brand and it seemed nostalgic.

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