Alpine tease new F1 livery as part of its 'Renaulution'

Cornelia Mascio
Gennaio 14, 2021

Alpine will unveil its new A521 Formula 1 auto next month after teasing its new look at a Renault press conference on Thursday morning. The restructuring is being overseen by new CEO Luca de Meo, and part of it will be a reboot of Alpine.

The F1 team, Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars will all come under the "Avant-Garde" Alpine brand.

As part of the launch, a teaser of the 2021 livery was shown via an interim livery, featuring a black base with red, white and blue colours adorning the rear of the vehicle and the trim of the front and rear wings.

"The livery presented today is the first evocation of the Alpine F1 team's new identity".

As well as bringing a new name and auto to the F1 grid in 2021, Alpine will have a new driver line-up - with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso returning to join Esteban Ocon - although Cyril Abiteboul will not lead the team.

"Some of the structural graphic elements will remain on the racing livery while others will change", added Villain about the first renders of the Alpine livery.

"The blue, white and red refer to the colours of the French and British flags, which is very important to us". It is Alpine's sole offering, and its production numbers less than 5,000 units per year.

Renault also announced that Alpine will be developing a new electric sportscar as part of a new collaboration with British manufacturer Lotus. The highest tier of open-cockpit motorsport also happens to put an emphasis on efficiency with hybrid V6 engines, but Alpine's product plan for road-going cars has switched from internal combustion to all-electric power.

Renowned sports auto maker Lotus and Renault's storied but small Alpine brand have announced that they are plotting an electric sports vehicle, to be built under a newly proposed technical partnership.

"The craftsmanship from our plant in Dieppe, the engineering mastery from our Formula One and Renault Sport teams will shine through our tech-infused, 100% electric line-up, taking the attractive Alpine name to the future".

Rossi recently took up the role heading up Alpine following the departure of ex-Renault F1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul as part of an ongoing reshuffle at the squad.

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