After the many rumors of the last few weeks, today the Renault she came out of the closet admitting that she is evaluating the hypothesis of an engagement of Fernando Alonso starting in 2021. The French team, which confirmed its commitment to Formula 1 despite the profound crisis in its automotive sector, cannot however afford a large investment on the Spanish champion both for financial but above all ethical issues.
Renault, Abiteboul: “Alonso is an option”
“If you fire most of your staff (there is talk of 15,000 jobs at risk, ed) and then spend a fortune to convince Alonso, you run the risk of provoking one real revolution – declared to L’Equipe Marco Andrea Zecchi, former Ferrari team manager (from 1989 to 1992) – Unions may ask why the company fires workers. “
However, Zecchi believes that it can still be done find an alternative way to recompose that winning combination that led to the world titles of 2005 and 2006: “If during the management meeting Renault presents its economic plan by insisting on the group’s desire to relaunch and promote the brand, to produce electric models and need to have a new ambassador in the figure of Alonso, there may be more reasons for this to be accepted. “