Fernando Alonso, Japanese GP 2001
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SPECULATION is building in F1 circles that Renault Sport will this weekend announce that Fernando Alonso will be joining Jarno Trulli next year, pushing Jenson Button out of the team - and the British mainstream press is already sharpening its knives to go after the decisionmakers at the French team. It is increasingly clear that a deal has already been done and the French GP is traditionally the place for French announcements.
The announcement should precipitate a series of other movements on the driver market with Nick Heidfeld expected to be on his way to Toyota, Mark Webber in line for a Jaguar drive - with Minardi being treated favorably for a Cosworth engine supply in 2003 if it agrees to let the Australian go.