Alonso enjoying ‘every single lap’ back in F1 car

Michelle Foster
Fernando Alonso Renault test

Fernando Alonso Renault test

Wrapping up a two-day test in Abu Dhabi, Fernando Alonso “enjoyed every single lap” in the RS18.

Alonso’s preparations for his comeback continued on Sunday and Monday as the Spaniard took to the Yas Marina circuit in a two-year old Renault.

Formula 1 regulations state that any running not done on a grand prix weekend must be conducted in a car that is two, or more, years older that the current car.

Alonso covered 74 laps on Sunday before adding a further 116 to his tally on the Monday.

“Just finished our second day of testing here in Abu Dhabi, we had two in Bahrain and two here,” he said.

“It was fantastic to be back in the car, to feel the Formula 1 speed again in the 2018 car, and getting to know the procedures of the team.

“I enjoyed every single lap.

“I can’t wait until next year to be back racing and meanwhile I will support the team in the final races.”

The Spaniard will return to the Formula 1 grid next season with Renault, partnering Esteban Ocon with Daniel Ricciardo off to McLaren.