Alpine reveals striking blue, white and red livery at the launch of the 2021 F1 season


Alpine has revealed a striking blue, white and red colourway for its foray into the world of Formula 1 during an innovative online launch of the A521.

Renault chose to change the name of its F1 team to the Alpine division for this season and therefore revised its livery, swapping black and yellow for colors synonymous with Alpine’s motorsport heritage.

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The A521 will continue to be powered by a Renault engine, designed and developed on its base engine at Viry, while the chassis itself is an evolution of the RS20.

Although there is a large transfer of parts from last year to this campaign, as dictated by the regulations, the team says that it has developed and improved “all the parts that have not been homologated.”

As the Enstone-based team enters a new era, they welcome a familiar face in two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, with whom he won both world championships in Spain in 2005 and 2006.

Esteban Ocon enters his second year with the team, having finished last season strong when he achieved his first F1 podium in Bahrain.

Management of the team has also been disrupted, with boss Cyril Abiteboul leaving the team and Laurent Rossi being appointed CEO.

Marcin Budkowski continues to be part of the leadership team as Executive Director, with Racing Director Davide Brivio completing the trio that joined from the Suzuki MotoGP team.

Pat Fry will have a season under his belt with his old team (he started his F1 career with the team when it was known as Benetton) and leads the chassis technical team, with Remi Taffin retaining his role in charge of the engine department.

Ocon will give the new A521 its track debut with a shakedown at Silverstone on Wednesday.

Renault finished fifth in the constructors’ championship, losing to McLaren and Racing Point in the fight for third place. They will expect something better this year like Alpine.

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