"We will announce both drivers on Wednesday," said team boss Flavio Briatore reiterated at the Interlagos circuit on Sunday, scene of the last race of the 2008 season.

Nov.3 - "Wednesday is the day" scheduled for the announcement of Renault's 2009 driver lineup.

"We will announce both drivers on Wednesday," said team boss Flavio Briatore reiterated at the Interlagos circuit on Sunday, scene of the last race of the 2008 season.

It is widely expected that former double world champion Fernando Alonso will be retained by the French team, particularly after the Spaniard also told reporters at the weekend that "next week" his plans will be revealed.

Alonso's current teammate is Nelson Piquet, who has had a difficult rookie season in 2008. Renault test drivers Lucas di Grassi and Romain Grosjean have been linked with his seat.

23-year-old Piquet's famous namesake and father was spotted in meetings both with Briatore, and Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger during the Brazilian grand prix weekend.

 

 

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