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Alonso undecided over Renault move

india Updated: Nov 21, 2007 16:12 IST
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Spain's Fernando Alonso has not yet decided whether to return to Renault, where he won two Formula One world titles, despite pressure from team boss Flavio Briatore, Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday.

"Alonso won't give in to pressure from Briatore," who wants the driver to make a decision this week, the AS newspaper said.

Briatore said on Monday that there is a "60 percent chance" that Alonso would make a comeback at the French team, with whom he won his two world titles in 2005 and 2006 before switching to McLaren.

The Italian hopes Alonso will sign a three-year deal with Renault, AS said.

But the 26-year-old has not yet made a decision, and is continuing negotiations with Toyota and Red Bull, who are both keen on the Spanish ace, Marca sports daily said.

"Toyota and Red Bull are also chasing him. We have the advantage because we know him," Briatore said on Monday.

Alonso left McLaren early this month after completing just one year of a three-year contract amid a strained relationship with rookie team-mate Lewis Hamilton and with team boss Ron Dennis.

He finished joint second with Hamilton in the 2007 drivers' championship.

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