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Alonso reaches out to Red Bull for 2020

Alonso reaches out to Red Bull for 2020

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Alonso reaches out to Red Bull for 2020

Alonso reaches out to Red Bull for 2020

Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has revealed that Fernando Alonso has approached the team to state his availability for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Alonso and Red Bull have come close to teaming together in the past, although each side disagrees on just how many times.

Red Bull have confirmed they offered Alonso a seat for the 2008 season after he left McLaren, although the Spaniard went on to return to Renault, with Marko having previously suggested that Alonso's financial demands were the major sticking point.

The driver himself holds a starkly different version of events, claiming to have rejected Red Bull on as many as six occasions in his career – including approaches to drive for them in 2019.

However, it seems the tables have now turned, with Alonso having reportedly cut racing ties with McLaren and seemingly seeking a return to F1.

That won't be happening at Red Bull, with Alonso's poor relationship with Honda – which has already impacted his Indy 500 effort this year – again coming back to bite.

"Alonso's representatives have let us know that he is available," Marko told Motorsport.com. "But for Honda, Alonso is something impossible."

Honda returned to F1 with McLaren in 2015, with Alonso returning to the team at the same time.

However, the partnership failed to fire and became characterised by Alonso chastising the Japanese marque's product, including infamous rants during races.

Although Alonso may not be the man for Red Bull, the team may well be on the lookout for a driver to partner Max Verstappen next year, with Pierre Gasly struggling to find form since his promotion from Toro Rosso.

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