The Renault Formulation One staff is rebranding as Alpine as from subsequent season and can race within the colours of the French flag. The Alpine F1 staff will nonetheless use Renault’s engines however drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who’s French, can have a automobile decked out in blue, white and crimson as a substitute of yellow and black.
“Alpine brings a brand new that means, new values and hues to the paddock with the spirit of competitors from different worlds,” Renault staff principal Cyril Abiteboul stated. “Alpine has its place in Formulation 1 and might problem for victory.”
New Group CEO Luca De Meo is reorganizing the corporate to position extra emphasis on key manufacturers, equivalent to Alpine, which produces a sportscar.
Alpine has a historical past in motorsports with the Renault-powered Alpine automobile successful the Le Mans 24 hours race in 1978.