Alpine has unveiled the look of its 2021 Formula 1 contender, the first in the team’s post-Renault era.
Donned with the French tricolour, the dazzling blue, red and white livery is a standout look that represents Alpine’s proud history.
Renault’s relationship with the Alpine brand goes back more than 50 years, and it has owned the company since a takeover in 1973.
The brand has claimed victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and has a storied career in rallying. Alpine is also involved in the World Endurance Championship with LMP2 via the Signatech Alpine team.
The A521 will be steered by two-time world champion and F1 returnee Fernando Alonso and French driver Esteban Ocon.
Partnered with McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo last season, Ocon helped delivered one of Renault’s most competitive campaigns since returning to the sport in 2016.
The French marque claimed three podiums across the year and made steady in-roads on its rivals towards the end of the championship.
Alongside a new driver line-up, Alpine has also revamped its leadership structure.
Long-time team principal Cyril Abiteboul has left the team, with ex-Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio named as new racing director.
Brivio was crucial to Suzuki’s world championship success in last year’s MotoGP championship. While his F1 knowledge lacks compared to the rest of the field, his acute understanding of what it takes to build a race-winning team is what Alpine wanted in its new frontman.
Alonso and Ocon will give the car a shakedown on Wednesday with a run at Silverstone.