Two-time world champion Alonso will return to F1 full time next year with Renault, having last raced in 2018 before quitting.
Alonso completed a short filming day in Renault’s 2020 F1 car in Barcelona last month before undertaking a two-day test in the team’s 2018 car in Bahrain last week.
The Spaniard will continue his preparations with another two-day test in the 2018 car, taking place this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Asked by Motorsport.com about the thinking behind Alonso’s test running, Renault F1 executive director Marcin Budkowski said it was a useful way for him to get back up to speed and re-adjust to F1 machinery.
“He wants more days in a car to get used to the team, to get used to the systems, the procedures, to fine tune his seating position and the steering wheel and everything,” Budkowski explained.
“But he also hasn’t driven the car…