Alonso will team up with Frenchman Esteban Ocon, on the repackaged Alpine team.
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Max Verstappen delivered Red Bull’s first victory at Silverstone since 2012 when he made the most of a superior strategy in sizzling conditions to beat both Mercedes and claim victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
The five are on trial in Istanbul, along with two flight attendants, for allegedly helping Ghosn flee while awaiting trial in Japan.
According to unions, 8,000 people took part in the protest over the automaker's decision to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide.
The overall cuts would affect just under 10 percent of Renault's 180,000 global workforce. The firm has around 48,500 staff in France.
French car plants are only just starting to rev up production after the coronavirus lockdown, which hit the auto sector badly,
The Franco-Japanese industrial alliance is looking to cut back production capacity in view of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic as the two carmakers realign themselves to the new reality.
A $7.5 billion ( €7 billion) package is on the agenda for Air France and a $5.4 billion (€5 billion) package for Renault Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced.
As hospitals around the world face a surge of patients with breathing difficulties from Covid-19, the scarcity of ventilators has forced doctors to make life-or-death decisions. Auto manufacturers are responding to a massive global shortage.
The UK-based team are the only ones undergoing a change of engine provider at the end of 2020.
It was not clear how Carlos Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origins, left Japan where he is under surveillance and is expected to face trial in April 2020 over charges of hiding income and financial misconduct.
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