Briatore: Alonso Confirmed for 2006

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso will drive for the Renault team in 2006, managing director Flavio Briatore said on Saturday

Briatore: Alonso Confirmed for 2006

Alonso, currently leading the Championship after winning the last two races, is believed to have a contract which expires at the end of the 2005 season, but Briatore said the Spanish driver will stay with the French team for another season.

Briatore, however, said the Spaniard's future after next year was still in the air.

"He is confirmed, but after that, no, he is like us," Briatore said at Imola today. "We want to stay at Renault, just keep Renault competitive. I don't know the future."

Renault also extended Briatore's contract as boss of their Formula One team to the end of 2006.

Briatore, a flamboyant character with a playboy lifestyle, won World Championships with Michael Schumacher at Benetton in 1994 and 1995.

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