Renault wait to hear from Alonso

Renault have made Fernando Alonso an offer to return to the squad with which he won the 2005 and 2006 world titles, team chief Flavio Briatore confirmed

Renault wait to hear 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."

Briatore has confirmed speculations that Alonso and Renault disagree on the length of the Spaniard's contract, as he seeks to sign for just one season - leaving him free for 2009.

"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.

The Spanish driver ended his troubled season-long relationship with McLaren on Friday, creating an unusual situation of a lively drivers market this late in the year.

So far, Alonso has been linked with Renault, Williams, Toyota and most recently with Red Bull Racing. And Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull owner, would not rule any option out.

"Let's see how things go," he told the newspaper. "[David] Coulthard and [Mark] Webber are 100% our drivers for 2008. But there's nothing certain in F1, only things that are very probable."

Alonso's former teammate at Renault Jarno Trulli revealed Alonso has been in touch with Toyota, giving credence to some rumours that Alonso has asked Toyota to hire former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn.

"I was immediately informed by phone of the split between Alonso and McLaren," Trulli said. "I know he has spoken to Toyota and has asked for more technicians: it would be great by me..."

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Author Michele Lostia
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