Alonso’s return was already reported to the BBC on Tuesday, but a day later the team also officially confirmed this fact.
38-year-old Alonso left F-1 after the 2018 season. For the last year and a half, he has competed in other car races, such as IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, 24-hour races in Daytona Beach and Le Mans, but debuted in a rally this year Dakara.
It is planned that Alonso will replace the Australian Daniel Richtero, who will move to McLaren, and will be a member of the French team Estebana Okona.
Exactly Renault Alonso became the F-1 champion in 2005 and 2006. The French carmakers were considering leaving the F-1, but hiring Alonso has apparently changed their plans.
During his F-1 career, Alonso has represented the Minardi, Renault, McLaren and Ferrari teams. He has competed in 314 races, won 32 times and climbed the podium a total of 97 times.
The Spaniard won his last victory in May 2013 Ferrari triumphing in competitions held at home.