“His experience and determination will enable us to get the best out of each other to take the team towards the excellence that modern Formula 1 demands.
“He will also bring to our team, which has grown very fast, a culture of racing and winning to overcome hurdles together.
“Alongside Esteban, his mission will be to help Renault DP World F1 Team prepare for the 2022 season in the best possible conditions.”
Alonso will come in as Daniel Ricciardo’s replacement, who will leave to join McLaren.
But the F1 legend may have to accept that he may not have a competitive car in his first season back with the new rule changes being pushed back to 2022.
All F1 teams are being asked to use their 2020 cars next year and they’ll have little opportunity to make big developments due to the coronavirus pandemic.