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Fernando Alonso opposed Alpine's plan to ‘pension him off into sportscars'

Given the previous comments of Renault CEO, Luca de Meo, Alpine played a waiting game while deciding whether they wanted to go with Fernando Alonso or Oscar Piastri next year, but they waited too long. Alonso re-signed with Alpine last season after taking a two-year sabbatical from Formula 1 having left McLaren for the second time at the end of 2018. The Spaniard scored points 15 times over the course of 2021, and managed his 98th career podium at the Qatar Grand Prix. Alonso might even have bettered that result had it not been for some huge slices of misfortune this season, displaying that, at 41 years of age, he is still one of the very quickest on the grid. Stats aside, he has matched,...
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