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Has "hungry shark" Alonso timed his Renault return perfectly?

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Fernando Alonso sees his 2021 return to Formula 1 with Renualt as a building year ahead of the 2022 rules shakeup. After many mistimed career steps, Daniel Ricciardo's recent form suggests Alonso may be doing a bit more than simply laying foundations

As Daniel Ricciardo stood on the podium at the Nurburgring and raised his third-place trophy to the cheers of the Renault team members below, there would surely have been a pang of sadness.

All of the work that Ricciardo and Renault have done together since his arrival in 2019 had been leading up to that moment - and yet their partnership has just six more races to run.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Renault F1 Team
Author Luke Smith