Renault will change the establish of their Formula One crew to Alpine from subsequent season, the French constructor launched on Sunday. “We’ll race under the establish Alpine,” Renault chief govt Luca de Meo instructed a press conference at Monza, ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Cyril Abiteboul will keep as crew principal, he confirmed, revealing the crew’s vehicles will in all probability be given a makeover throughout the pink, white and blue of the French flag.
“Renault has been in F1 for 43 years and the establish stays on the engines,” De Meo talked about.
Renault’s extreme effectivity Alpine mannequin enters F1 after competing with distinction in rallying the place they claimed the inaugural world championship in 1973, and on the endurance circuit.
For the 2021 season French driver Esteban Ocon will in all probability be joined by Fernando Alonso who in July was announced as replacement to the McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo.
Alonso, 39, returns to the crew the place he obtained his two world championships in 2005 and 2006.
“Alonso is a mannequin in himself, he is an important asset,” De Meo talked about of the Spaniard.
Renault have not claimed a podium finish since their very personal return to F1 in 2016.
Nevertheless the French vehicle massive’s new chief believes sweeping new rule changes in 2022 and spending caps from subsequent 12 months “affords us a superb chance to compete on the equivalent stage” as rival teams.
“You could win on Sunday to advertise on Monday,” talked about De Meo, borrowing Henry Ford II’s maxim.
“We have to see outcomes.”
The establish change is part of the Renault Group’s restructuring of its four producers – Renault, Alpine, Dacia and New Mobility – under De Meo who took office in July.
Renault purchased the Alpine mannequin in 1973, nonetheless did not resume freeway vehicles manufacturing until 2017, after a break of 22 years.
They’re the fourth crew to differ establish in newest seasons following Sauber, Toro Rosso and Racing Stage’s switches respectively to Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri and, from subsequent 12 months, Aston Martin.
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