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Season 2008 - Renault make Alonso offer

Season 2008 - Renault make Alonso offer
Eurosport - Sun, 04 Nov 10:47:00 2007
Renault have made former world champion Fernando Alonso a formal offer for 2008, according to team boss Flavio Briatore.

The 26-year-old Spaniard was released from McLaren this week, and Renault, with whom he won world titles in 2005 and 2006, would appear to be the ideal team for him to join next season.

But Briatore has insisted that nothing has been finalised yet, and is still waiting to hear back from Alonso.

"Let's see what happens from here to Tuesday," the Italian told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I have presented a project for the future to Fernando. If his desires coincide with ours, it can happen."

The potential sticking point for Renault is that Alonso only wants to sign a one-year deal for 2008, leaving him a free agent for 2009, when a Ferrari drive would appear to be available, for now at least.

Briatore confirmed that this is the case, and said that in order bring Alonso back to the French manufacturer, he would have to relent on this.

"I know how much he can still give Renault, but an agreement for one year would have no sense with an outlook projected for a period of time," Briatore added.

Should Alonso not sign for Renault, his options would be limited to Toyota, Williams and potentially Red Bull, although a deal to join the latter would revolve around Briatore moving his client Mark Webber over to Renault to free up a seat.

Jamie O'Leary / Eurosport
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