Fernando Alonso will make his much-anticipated return to Formula 1 next season when he re-joins Renault for his third stint with the team, as they rebrand as Alpine in 2021.

    The Spaniard first joined the Enstone-based outfit in 2003, and in 2005 he won the first of two back-to-back world championship titles, at the wheel of the V10 R25 car that also won the constructors' championship.

    And ahead of his return to racing next year, Alonso drove his R25 car in a demonstration run around the Abu Dhabi circuit after first practice for this weekend's Grand Prix.

    Demonstration run it may have been, but Alonso was not taking it easy, hustling and harrying the car around the track, V10 screaming at top volume – as you can see in the video above...

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