Alpine announces a new brand Management Committee. Headed by Laurent Rossi, Managing Director of the Alpine Business Unit & Alpine Racing Team, it is composed of the directors of the main functions: Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Quality, Industry, Finance, Human Resources, Communication, Product Performance, Design, IS/IT.
For the full composition of the Alpine Brand Management Committee, click here.
/ Prologue and 1st race of FIA World Endurance Championship
Alpine Endurance Team will start the FIA WEC season on Spa-Francorchamps circuit, starting with the Prologue April 26th & 27th, and then attending the race weekend from April 29th until the 6H of Spa Saturday 1st May.
/ First presence of Alpine A110 in Alpine F1 Team colors during the next GP
The Alpine A110 track cars will be unveiled at the Made in Italy & Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.
/ Alpine eSports Team 2021 season launch
Alpine eSports will launch its first virtual racing team in partnership with Race Clutch.
RECAP OF MARCH NEWS
STORY: VICTORY IN ALPINE’S DNA
In the words of Pierre de Coubertin – father of the modern Olympic Games – it’s the taking part that counts. Except Alpine doesn’t see things this way! Alpine Endurance Team, Team Principal Philippe Sinault, the man who steered the brand’s return to motorsport in 2013, explains how the winning instinct is embedded into Alpine’s DNA.
Link to the Story
ALPINE F1 TEAM LEAVES BAHRAIN EMPTY-HANDED AFTER HARD-FOUGHT SEASON OPENER (28/04/2021)
Alpine F1 Team missed out on points in the season opening Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix with Esteban Ocon thirteenth and Fernando Alonso – on his return to Formula 1 - retiring under the lights at the Bahrain International Circuit.
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ALPINE: 2021 « ELÉGANCE » COLLECTION (31/03/2021)
Following the growing success of its fashion, small leather goods and accessories offering since 2015, Alpine presents its new Elégance collection. A110 customers, as well as fans of the brand, will be able to extend their passion by acquiring a piece from the collection. The collection is available exclusively online (store.alpinecars.com) and in the Alpine network.
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START OF 2021 SEASON FOR ALPINE ACADEMY F2 DRIVERS (26/03/2021)
Alpine Academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Oscar Piastri took a race win each as the FIA Formula 2 Championship returned in Bahrain at the weekend for the season opening triple header. Zhou leads the championship on 41 points with Oscar fourth and Christian seventh.
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HISTORY OF THE ALPINE BRAND (08/03/2021)
Alpine is the story of a brand, but it is also the story of the people before the brand existed, tomorrow, the story of a renewal.
Link to Press Kit
FOCUS ON…THE LAUNCH OF THE 2021 ALPINE ELF EUROPA CUP SEASON
Over the Easter weekend, Alpine kicked off the fourth season of the Alpine Elf Europa Cup with 19 cars on the starting grid.
The competitors got together on the Nogaro circuit, all won over by the exceptional calendar of a category which rubs shoulders with the biggest European GT championships in the world.
Conquered by this unique environment and the resulting career prospects, the protagonists are determined to fight throughout the season for three titles (Overall, Gentlemen and Junior) and € 160,000 in bonuses and endowments, including € 45,000 to take the next step and tackle the GT4 category. For this new season, the A110 Cup is equipped with the A110S engine, the power of which has been increased to 300hp.
Also, at Nogaro, two of the Alpine Elf Europa Cup’s former standouts scored a resounding double win in the French FFSA GT Championship with the Alpine A110 GT4 entrusted to Gaël Castelli, winner in 2019, and Rodolphe Wallgren
At the end of this first event of the Alpine Elf Europa Cup, Ugo de Wilde (Herrero Racing) took the lead in the general classification, followed by Laurent Hurgon (LSGROUP Autosport GP) and Lilou Wadoux (Patrick Roger-Autosport GP).
The Alpine Elf Europa Cup competitors will now meet at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (May 7-9) for the second round of the 2021 season.
DID YOU KNOW?
“Steering with your hips”
In addition to its low overall weight, another distinguishing feature of the A110 is its weight distribution. With its mid-rear mounted engine, and with its fuel tank and battery located behind the front-wheels, the A110 attains near-perfect weight balance (44% front – 56% rear), with most of the weight located between the front and the rear wheels. Behind the front bumper, the radiator is angled at 45 degrees in order to improve air intake and lower the center of gravity as much as possible. The A110’s center of gravity is not only very low but also located at the driver’s hip point, giving true sense to the phrase “steering with your hips”.
Founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, the brand has set itself apart with its French-style sports cars. In 2018, the brand presents the new A110, a sports car faithful to Alpine’s timeless principles of compactness, lightness, agility and driving pleasure. In 2021, Alpine Cars, Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing join forces under the Alpine flagship. It thus becomes the avant-garde brand of Groupe Renault, benefiting from the heritage and craftmanship of its historic plant in Dieppe, as well as the engineering mastery from the Formula One and Renault Sport teams.
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