Were you surprised to see Fernando Alonso sign with Renault? And will Renault be able to manage him better than McLaren did?
Joe Childs, via email
I wouldn't say I was surprised, no. I've always had a feeling that Fernando wasn't finished with Formula 1. For the team, it's a bit of a coup, but with Sebastian Vettel on the market he's probably jumped at the chance to come back in. He's now 38, and will be 39 when the season starts, so knows he's going to be at the end of his racing career fairly soon.
I think he's grabbed it because he likes to be in the limelight and he's not got a full programme this year, which will be difficult at this stage of his career. But he's still fit and hungry, he can still achieve great things and I'm sure he will have gained an enormous amount from doing LMP1 with Toyota.
But even without that experience of broadening his horizons, he will bring a lot to the team because he knows what he wants from the car. Cyril Abiteboul is going to have his work cut out to keep him happy because you can't have any bullshit with Fernando, he'll expect the best.