The automobile firm Alpine enters the ‘great circus’ with a car with the design of the French flag and the hybrid engines of the French manufacturer
The Renault F1 Team will be renamed Alpine F1 Team as of next Formula 1 season, when the Spanish Fernando Alonso returns to the team, the French brand reported this Sunday, which has reported that the car will have a Renault hybrid engine E-Tech.
“By naming its Alpine team for the 2021 season, Groupe Renault has chosen to put the colors of French excellence at the heart of Formula 1. Already recognized for its records and successes in endurance and rally, the name Alpine, naturally, finds its place in the high standards, prestige, and performance of Formula 1, “said the Renault statement.
The car firm Alpine thus enters Formula 1 with a car that will have hybrid engines from Renault, which will maintain its E-Tech name. With the signing of the Concorde Agreements, with the budget caps and the implementation of new technical regulations from 2022, Renault seeks to achieve new successes with its new colors.
The CEO of the Renault Group, Luca De Meo, highlighted that Alpine is “a beautiful, powerful and vibrant brand that makes its fans smile”. “By introducing Alpine, a symbol of French excellence, to the most prestigious of the world’s automotive disciplines, we continue the manufacturers’ adventure in a renewed sport. We are bringing a dream brand alongside the biggest names for racing. Alpine will also bring its values to the F1 paddock: elegance, ingenuity, and fearlessness, “he said.
For his part, Renault team director Cyril Abiteboul explained that the change comes “at a key moment” in the team’s trajectory. “Alpine brings new meaning, new values , and colors to the paddock with the spirit of otherworldly competition and French creative agility. These will be active in preparation for the 2022 deadlines,” he said.
“The new regulatory and economic framework will establish the conditions for fairer motorsport in its redistribution of income, simpler and more progressive in its governance. The implementation of the budget limit will put an end to the spending race and will allow the signing of teams to be measured. for its sporting value. Alpine has its place in Formula 1 and can fight for victory, “he concluded.