Renault will be re-branded as Alpine for next year's Formula One campaign.

Fernando Alonso is returning to the sport following a two-year absence and his team will adopt the colours of the French national flag - red, white and blue.

Alonso, 39, won back-to-back world championships racing for Renault in 2005 and 2006.

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul said: "This change comes at a key moment in the trajectory of the team and the sport.

"Alpine brings a new meaning, new values and colours to the paddock with the spirit of competition from other worlds and French creative agility. Alpine has its place in Formula One and can challenge for victory."

Renault head into Sunday's Italian Grand Prix sixth in the constructors' championship, two points behind Ferrari.

Alonso will team up with Frenchman Esteban Ocon next season, with Daniel Ricciardo joining McLaren in 2021.