Naming its team Alpine from the 2021 season, Groupe Renault has decided to include the colors of French excellence at the heart of Formula 1. Already recognized for its records and successes in endurance and rallying, the name Alpine finds naturally its place between the exigency, the prestige and the performance of Formula 1. This will also coincide with the return of Fernando Alonso to the team.
The Alpine brand, symbol of sportiness, elegance and agility, will design the chassis and pay tribute to the experience that gave birth to the A110. For Alpine, this is a key step in accelerating the development and excellence of the brand. The team’s engine will continue to benefit from Groupe Renault’s unique expertise in hybrid powertrains, which will retain its E-TECH designation.
The signing of the new Concordia agreements, with the limitation of budgets and the implementation of the new technical regulations from 2022, reinforces the Renault Group, which is more determined than ever to find its way back to the podiums now. victory thanks to its new colors.
Luca De Meo, CEO of the Renault Group, said: “Alpine is a beautiful brand, powerful and vibrant, that manages to put a smile on the faces of its fans. With the launch of Alpine, a symbol of French excellence, in the disciplines the world’s most prestigious motorsport, we continue the constructors’ adventure in a renewed sport. We also bring a dream brand together with the most reputable names to participate in spectacular motor races carried out and followed by passionate. Alpine will finally bring its values to the paddock of Formula 1: elegance, ingenuity and audacity “.
Cyril Abiteboul, Renault DP World F1 Team Principal, said: “This change comes at a key moment in the history of the team and the sport. Alpine brings a new sense, new values and colors to the paddock with a spirit of competition brought from other universes and from French creative agility, they are active in preparing the 2022 deadlines. The new regulatory and financial framework will establish the conditions for a more equitable motor sport in the redistribution of income, simpler and more progressive in its governance. The implementation of the budget cap will end the race for spending and allow teams to be valued for their sporting value. Alpine has its place in Formula 1 and will be able to seek victory. “