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Fernando Alonso picks up pace with Renault


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The Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso (Renault) continues to take steps forward on its return to Formula 1 and he rolled a total of 93 laps at the Bahrain circuit, where he has a double shift this week.

Three weeks ago Alonso got into an F1 car for the first time after almost two years. He did it at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya at the wheel of the RS20, but he barely rolled 100 kilometers during a day designed for audiovisual filming.

This time, the two-time world champion would have two days of tests without limit of kilometers at the Sakhir circuit, although with the disadvantage that he did it driving the R.2.18, the car that the French team used two seasons ago, in compliance with current regulations.

Alonso drove a total of 503 kilometers on the Arab circuit at the wheel of a completely black car in its external appearance, but identical on the inside to the one that Carlos Sainz drove during his time at the diamond mark. This Thursday, the Oviedo will have a new opportunity to continue accumulating kilometers.

Last summer, Renault announced the return of Alonso next season, who already played for the French team during two stages (2003-06 and 2008-09). The two-time champion, who achieved his two F1 titles with the diamond mark, had been out of competition since 2018, when he closed his second spell at McLaren.

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