The morphing of Renault F1 Staff to the Alpine F1 Staff, a model swap that places an finish to the black and yellow of the previous, to the black with the tri-colour purple, white and blue band revealed in a press launch right this moment.
— Alpine F1 Staff (@AlpineF1Team) January 14, 2021
The brand new venture can be spearheaded by Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, the two-time F1 World Champion making a return to the highest flight after a two-year hiatus, right here is their mandate:
- Alpine automobiles, Renault Sport Vehicles (RSC) and Renault Sport Racing (RSR) be part of forces beneath the Alpine flagship
- The brand new Alpine entity will mix high-tech excellence and fervour for racing to develop high-performance, genuine and unique sportscars
- Full-fledged “new era” entity combining distinctive engineering experience from RSC and RSR, manufacturing facility in Dieppe, F1 media publicity and the Alpine model legacy
- 100% electrical, high-tech injected line-up with options derived from Components One
- MOU with chief in light-weight, iconic sportscar Lotus to develop a subsequent era EV sportscar
- Full leverage of Groupe Renault and RNM Alliance property for optimum value competitiveness
- Worthwhile by 2025, together with funding in motorsports
Alpine introduced right this moment its plans for long-term development as Groupe Renault’s model devoted to progressive, genuine and unique sportscars.
Present actions of Alpine automobiles, Renault Sport Vehicles and Renault Sport Racing can be united as one entity beneath the Alpine model. Alpine will convey collectively the credibility of an genuine model, specialised manufacturing, engineering mastery with appreciable media publicity from Components One.
Collectively, they set the foundations to really create market worth round Alpine and take it to a special league.
The newly created Alpine entity can be a “new era” automotive Model for discerning, passionate early-adopters.
Present strengths and new synergies for brand spanking new challenges
Alpine is arguably the epitome of French motoring, constructing on exceptional victories all through its historical past. It’s a model with heritage and pedigree. It is usually a manufacturing facility with extremely expert specialists manufacturing the A110 in Dieppe.
Renault Sport Vehicles includes a group of 300 people who find themselves masters at creating sports activities automobiles. They gave Groupe Renault iconic merchandise such because the R5 Turbo, Clio V6, Megane RS Trophy and the brand new Alpine A110.
Renault Sport Racing, with its eponymous F1 group, gathers 1,200 individuals who develop the “grand complication watches of motorsport” with a few of the greatest aerodynamicists, mechanics and powertrain engineers.
F1 can be an enormous advertising and marketing platform with half a billion followers worldwide, thus representing a singular alternative to boost Alpine’s branding globally.
Alpine can even leverage the dimensions and capabilities of Groupe Renault and the RNM Alliance together with know-how with the Alliance EV-native platform, a world manufacturing footprint, a strong buying arm making certain optimum value competitiveness, a world distribution community and RCI Financial institution & Companies. The clear goal is to be worthwhile in 2025 together with funding in motorsport.
Laurent Rossi, CEO Alpine: “The brand new Alpine entity takes three manufacturers with separate property and areas of excellence to show them into an empowered, fully-fledged enterprise.
“The craftsmanship from our plant in Dieppe, the engineering mastery from our Components One and Renault Sport groups will shine by our tech-infused, 100% electrical line-up, taking the attractive Alpine identify to the long run.
“We’ll be on the tracks and on the roads, genuine and high-tech, disruptive & passionate.”
Continuation of racing
Alpine and Renault have a protracted racing historical past with successes in numerous classes, be it in Components 1, rally or Endurance. Competitors will stay on the core of Alpine’s bold plans, with Components 1 being central to the model’s motorsports technique.
From 2021 the Alpine F1 group can be racing towards a few of the most prestigious names within the automotive business and can enter the very unique membership of full-fledged manufacturing facility groups.
Antony Villain, Alpine Design Director: “Giving a strong and particular id to Components 1, but additionally to the whole Alpine motorsport programme, is proof and a possibility. With motorsport on the coronary heart of our course of, the graphic id is vital.
“The livery introduced right this moment is the primary evocation of the Alpine F1 group’s new id. A few of the structural graphic components will stay on the racing livery whereas others will change.
The ‘outsized’ Alpine emblem in a tricolour graphics system is the primary clear-cut image of the model’s id in motorsport. The blue, white and purple seek advice from the colors of the French and British flags, which is essential to us. Quite a few variations on all of the motorsport property are nonetheless to return.”
A model born from competitors for competitors
Alpine was based in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, a younger man enthusiastic about competitors. He named his firm after his favorite playground for racing: the Alps.
When the unique A110 street automotive was launched in 1962, the corporate started to take off. By then, Alpine and Renault have been shut collaborators, Alpine automobiles being bought and serviced by Renault dealerships. By the early
The seventies Alpine was a serious pressure in top-flight rally competitors. In 1971 Alpine took the three steps on the rostrum of the world-famous Rallye Monte Carlo for the primary time, then once more in 1973. The corporate went on to win the World Rally Championship Producers’ title later that 12 months.
On the identical time Alpine’s street automotive gross sales have been rising. Alpine constructed a devoted manufacturing facility in Dieppe in 1969 – the identical web site that produces the all-new A110 right this moment – and in 1971 the A310 entered manufacturing. Two years later, Alpine was acquired by Groupe Renault.
Alpine achieved its most well-known motorsport triumph in 1978; general victory on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The manufacturing facility continued to launch new and progressive street automobiles all through the Seventies and Eighties, together with the A310 V6 and the GTA. Alpine manufacturing would finally stop in 1995.
Alpine’s 100 % electrical dream storage
The brand new organizational construction, the intensification of synergies with Groupe Renault and the Alliance and collaboration with chosen companions can be instrumental to assist Alpine’s product plan:
- a 100% electrical B-Phase Scorching Hatch primarily based on the Alliance CMF-B EV platform
- a 100% electrical C-segment Sports activities Cross Over primarily based on the Alliance CMF-EV platform
- a 100% EV substitute of the A110 developed with Lotus
As a part of the Alpine Enterprise Unit growth, Groupe Renault and Lotus Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to review numerous areas of cooperation, together with the joint growth of an EV sportscar.
The Alpine and Lotus groups will conduct a complete feasibility research for the joint engineering, design and growth of an EV sportscar by leveraging the assets, experience and amenities of the respective entities in each France and the UK.
Alpine can be on the forefront of Groupe Renault’s innovation be it know-how, distribution, buyer expertise or every other space that delivers worth for the model and its prospects.
As such, Alpine’s subsequent product era will leverage Groupe Renault’s newest improvements and can profit from F1’s know-how and experience: environment friendly power administration, security programs and connectivity options derived from F1’s high-performance in knowledge evaluation and processing that may convey a big aggressive benefit to the Alpine merchandise.