He Renault Formula One team to be renamed Alpine starting next season and will wear the colors of the French flag.
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Alpine will continue to race with Renault engines, but drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who is French, will be behind the wheel of cars painted blue, white and red, instead of yellow and black.
Alpine will bring a new message, new values and colors to the paddock with the competitive spirit of other worlds, “said team principal Cyril Abiteboul.” Alpine has a presence in Formula 1 and can be a contender for victory. “
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The new CEO, Luca De Meo, has reorganized the company and has placed emphasis on major brands, such as Alpine, a sports car builder.
Alpine has a past in motorsports. An Alpine with a Renault engine won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978.
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