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Renault petitioning FIA to allow Alonso at young driver test

Renault is in talks with the FIA to allow Fernando Alonso to take part in the end-of-season test in Abu Dhabi, it was revealed on Tuesday. Traditionally a chance for junior and development drivers to get some running in Formula 1 machinery, Renault – which will rebrand as Alpine in 2021 – wants to use the test immediately after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 13 to re-acclimatise Alonso to the sport ahead of his return next season. Signing for the team in July, Alonso originally had no interest in racing the current car, with both his and Renault's focus on the raft of technical changes coming in 2022. However, the encouraging performance of the RS20 in the hands of...
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