The Renault Formula One team is rebranding as Alpine as from next season and can race within the colours of the French flag. The Alpine F1 team will nonetheless use Renault’s engines however drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who’s French, could have a automobile decked out in blue, white and purple as an alternative of yellow and black.
“Alpine brings a new meaning, new values and colours to the paddock with the spirit of competition from other worlds,” Renault team predominant Cyril Abiteboul stated. “Alpine has its place in Formula 1 and can challenge for victory.”
New Group CEO Luca De Meo is reorganizing the corporate to put extra emphasis on key manufacturers, such as 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.