Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula One with Renault in 2021.

The PA news agency understands that confirmation of the double world champion’s comeback could be confirmed by the Enstone-based team as early as tomorrow.

Alonso, who turns 39 later this month, has been out of the sport since appearing to bring the curtain down on his career with McLaren in 2018.

But the Spaniard, who won successive championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006, is now poised for a sensational return to the grid.

Alonso will replace Daniel Ricciardo, who is moving to McLaren at the end of the year.