He Renault F1 Team will be renamed Alpine F1 Team from next Formula 1 season, when Spanish Fernando Alonso returns to the team, reported this Sunday the French brand, in addition to communicating that the car will have a hybrid engine Renault E-Tech.
By naming its Alpine team for the 2021 season, Groupe Renault has chosen to put the colors of French excellence at the heart of Formula 1. Already recognized for its records and successes in endurance and rally, the name Alpine naturally finds its place in the high standards, prestige and performance of Formula 1, “the Renault statement said.
The Car firm Alpine thus enters Formula 1 with a car that will have hybrid engines from Renault, which will maintain its E-Tech name. With the signing of the ‘Concorde Agreements’, with the budgets capped and the implementation of new technical regulations from 2022, Renault seeks to achieve new successes with its new colors.
For its part, Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul explained that the change comes “at a key moment” in the team’s trajectory. “Alpine brings new meaning, new values and colors to the ‘paddock’ with the spirit of otherworldly competition and French creative agility. These will be active in preparation for the 2022 deadlines,” he said.
The new regulatory and economic framework will establish the conditions for a motor sport that is fairer in its redistribution of income, simpler and more progressive in its governance. The implementation of the budget limit will put an end to the race for expenses and will allow the signing teams to be measured by their sporting value. Alpine has its place in Formula 1 and can fight for victory, “he concluded.
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