According to reports from our colleagues at Motorsport.com, the Formula One teams will discuss the return of the power equalization lever during the Belgian Grand Prix, due to the large differences in power between the manufacturers. The decision to add the topic to the agenda of the meeting was made after an analysis by the FIA, which found that Renault's power units, which power the Alpine team's racing car, are far behind their rivals in terms of power. It should be a difference of 15 to 25 Kw, or 20 to 33 horsepower. From 2022 onwards, the rules prohibit engine improvements with the aim of increasing power, but the FIA is said to believe there is enough evidence that there has been a difference in power unit performance because some manufacturers have increased power indirectly through component reliability improvements, so for the first time since in 2007, Fr
From 1 January 2024, the McLaren team will be strengthened with Red Bull know-how, as Rob Marshall, who until today, when he irrevocably resigned from his position at the team, worked as the chief engineer in Milton Keynes, will join their team. Marshall has been a member of the Red Bull team for the past 17 years, and before that he was employed by the Renault team, where he developed the famous "mass damper" that helped the French team to the Constructors' Championship titles in 2005 and 2006. He will take up the role of technical director at Woking. At Red Bull, they admitted that they will miss the Briton, but they still wished him as much success as possible in his new role.
Esteban Ocon took advantage of the changing conditions at the Hungarian Hungaroring and interrupted the race due to a collision in the first corner, bringing himself and the Alpine F1 team their first victory in Formula 1. The Frenchman felt the pressure of experienced Sebastian Vettl, who could not pass. Statements by Esteban Ocon, Alpine F1 - winner: "What a moment! The feeling is amazing. This is the first victory since Renault's return to Formula 1," said the Frenchman. "We had some difficult moments this year, but we overcame them. We were already very fast in Silverton. What can I say? Excellent. I would also like to thank Fernando (Alonso), as he also deserves this victory. Thank you to the team for support even in difficult moments when we didn't make it out of the first part of the qualifiers Sebastian was very fast throughout the race and kept me
After Tuesday's presentation of the A521 car on Wednesday, the French Alpine team has already set off with it to the Silverstone racetrack, where they will collect the first test kilometers. Testing has not officially started yet, but as usual in recent years, the teams have a so-called movie day in front of them, where they can drive a few laps with certain current cars under certain restrictions and test the basic operation of the systems while recording promotional material. are track recordings of the race car and videos for its sponsors and subsequent posts on social media. The car will be driven by Esteban Ocon. https://twitter.com/AlpineF1Team/status/1367027385967796226
It is now also official. Davide Brivio finally arrived in Formula 1 after leaving Suzuki for MotoGP. Yesterday, the Alpine F1 Team announced that they had acquired Brivio as the new racing director for the 2021 season. Already in early January, rumors surfaced that the Italian would leave Suzuki’s team in MotoGP to be able to move to Formula 1 to the Alpine F1 team. Just a day after the first rumors, Suzuki then confirmed the separation from Brivia in a press release. It took a few more days for the Alpine team to announce its new racing director. But now it’s official, Brivio will be a member of the Alpine team this season. However, this is not the only change in Renault’s successor. In addition to the new name and a completely new appearance, the head of the Renault Group, Luca de Meo, also did a lot
It is actually a retrofuturistic reincarnation of the legendary Renault 5 model, which does not hide its shape from its famous predecessor, although on the other hand the city toddler also brings a look into the future. Renault's head of design, Gilles Vidal, says they wanted to get as close as possible to the traditional form of the Renault 5, but at the same time create a car that will have a completely unique character. It will be powered by electricity, of course, although the French have not revealed what kind of electric motor and batteries they will use for it, and in the serial version we will probably wait in vain for the internal combustion engine version, even though the reincarnation of Renault 5 Turbo would be good. Renault has already announced another famous representative from the past, who will get a modern successor
This morning, the Renault Group presented a comprehensive strategic reorientation of the Group and individual brands. As is already known, Alpine is expected to expand into a sports brand. Engagement in Formula 1 will therefore no longer take place under the Renault brand this year. Instead, the team will perform under the name Alpine F1 for the first time this season. As part of the Group's presentation, Alpine provided an insight into the new car's design for the first time. https://twitter.com/AlpineF1Team/status/1349642661700001792 If Renault racing cars were mostly black and yellow, now the yellow color will disappear and be replaced by the color of the French tricolor. Up to the rear, the car is mostly black, and at the height of the transmission there is a blue belt with the white and red Alpine logo. https: // twitter.
The Abiteboul has been linked with Renault for almost two decades, meanwhile serving at Caterham for a short time, and returned to Formula 2016 in 1 with the French manufacturer, which announced last September that it would compete in the royal motorsport class this year under the Alpine F1. Abiteboul was expected to remain affiliated with the new brand, perhaps in a position unrelated to Formula 1, but today it announced its departure to the Renault group with immediate effect. Laurent Rossi, who joined Renault in 2018 as Director of Strategy and Business Development, has been appointed CEO of the Alpine brand and will report directly to Renault Group President Luci de Meo. Current CEO Marcin Budkowski is expected to take on the role of Abiteboul as team leader
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso, who is returning to the Formula 1 championship next season, will be able to compete in a test aimed at young racers. Testing will follow the last race of this season in Abu Dhabi, where the teams will mostly prepare for the new season with their young racers, and the FIA has also allowed Alonso to compete. Of course, this angered the rivals, as they believe that the Renault team (or Alpine, as it will be called in the new season) will gain an advantage by testing with an experienced racer who will race for them next season. The teams were supposed to test 1-inch tires with redesigned racing cars in Abu Dhabi, but due to changes in the rules, which will make tires with a larger cross-section still in use.
Renault has confirmed that their team will be named Alpine, a Renault-owned sports car maker, in the 2021 season. The Renault name will also be said goodbye to the black-and-yellow combination of racing cars, which will be replaced by the typical "French" blue, with a built-in French tricolor. The Alpine brand has a rich tradition of making sports cars, and recently the brand appeared in the World Endurance Championship, where they competed in the LMP2 class. In addition to Esteban Ocon, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will play in the team next season. We are proud to announce that # AlpineF1Team enters # Formula1! Starting from the 2021 season, Groupe Renault's team becomes Alpine F1® Team, equipped with a Renault E-TECH hybrid engin