Briatore offers Alonso a drive

Flavio Briatore has confirmed that Renault has offered Fernando Alonso a race-seat for the 2008 season however the Spaniard has yet to accept or decline the offer.

There have been many rumours over where Alonso will be next season, with the strongest link being to Renault. With yesterday s news that Alonso has parted company with McLaren, many are expecting Alonso to return to the team which took him to two World titles.

“Let s see what happens from here to Tuesday,” Briatore said. “I have presented a project for the future to Fernando. If his desires coincide with ours, it can happen. 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.”

Should Alonso not wish to return to Renault, there are a number of other teams with which he has been linked Red Bull, Williams and Toyota are all said to be interested in signing the driver. Jarno Trulli formerly a team-mate of Alonso and a current Toyota driver has revealed that Alonso has been in touch with the Toyota team although nothing has been confirmed by the team.

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