Alonso will only return to F1 with a top team - Briatore

Flavio Briatore says Fernando Alonso will only return to Formula 1 if he gets an offer from a top team.

The Spaniard quit the sport last year, insisting he would rather take on challenges in sports car, Indycar and off-road rallying than continue to race in the F1 midfield.

'Everything is possible'

"Alonso (returning)?  I spoke to him about it," Briatore, who remains close to Alonso's management, told Italian radio Rai Gr Parlamento.

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"Fernando will return only if he has a seat at Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull, otherwise it makes no sense."

When asked if a return to Ferrari for Alonso is a possibility given the way they parted company four years ago, Briatore answered: "Everything is possible, if they want to win."