Fernando Alonso turned down an offer to move to Red Bull for the 2008 season.
That is the claim of Spain's El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, reporting that the Spaniard was the energy drink-owned team's "first choice" before he decided instead to return to Renault.
According to correspondent Elvira Gonzalez, Red Bull's talks with Alonso followed the double world champion's acrimonious split with McLaren at the end of 2007.
"Fernando Alonso had it in his hands to change the course of his own - and formula one's - history in November 2007," Gonzalez wrote.
But Alonso actually opted to return to Renault, while Red Bull stuck with its existing drivers Mark Webber and David...
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