Why the Alpine F1 Team Locked Down Esteban Ocon With New 3-Year Deal

Esteban Ocon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This week, the Alpine F1 team made a three-year commitment to the Mercedes Junior graduate. Laurent Rossi , CEO of the Alpine F1 Team, said on Friday that he’s happy to have locked down the 24-year-old Ocon. The three-year deal, lengthy in F1

Alpine concede they have ‘too many’ junior drivers

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi admits that the French team probably have too many junior drivers in their ranks at the moment. There are three highly-rated young drivers in Formula 2 that are a part of the Alpine academy; Guanyu Zhou, Oscar Piastri, and Christian Lundgaard. All have impressed in the

Alpine Academy duo given Silverstone Formula 1 test | Planet F1

Formula 2 Championship front-runners Guanyu Zhou and Oscar Piastri have increased their F1 car experience in a private test at Silverstone. The duo are both members of the Alpine Academy and are competing for different teams in F2 this year, Zhou for UNI-Virtuosi Racing while Piastri moved into Mick Schumacher’s

New £107,000 Alpine A110 S art car unveiled

Alpine plans to produce four examples, but only three will be available for the public to buy Alpine has partnered with the Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone to produce a limited edition A110 S art car.  The pair plan to produce four examples, of which just three will be available to

Alpine open Esteban Ocon contract talks; 'not looking at' Pierre Gasly

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says the team have already opened talks about securing the services of Esteban Ocon beyond 2021. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff manages Ocon and said any talks surrounding his future should be taken up with Alpine first before being considered for a Mercedes seat – which Rossi described

Fernando Alonso blames Alpine's 'optimistic' strategy for lowly P17 finish

Fernando Alonso said Alpine’s “very optimistic” race strategy backfired in Barcelona, leaving the double World Champion in P17 at the end of the race. While a thrilling race took place at the front of the field, with Lewis Hamilton’s two-stop strategy allowing him to overhaul Max Verstappen, Alonso’s attempted one-stop

Alpine say there is no Formula 1 midfield anymore

Discussing the 2021 pecking order, Alpine director Marcin Budkowski says that he doesn’t expect there to be a clear-cut midfield pack. Last year’s highest-ranking midfield teams endured mixed fortunes in pre-season testing, with McLaren and Alpine looking quick and encountering few issues, while Ferrari and Aston Martin were less convincing.

Alpine aim to 'regularly' fight for podiums

Alpine’s Davide Brivio says that while the team’s ultimate target is to win races, regularly fighting for podiums is the goal for 2021. The team is entering a new era this season having ditched the Renault name and rebranded themselves as Alpine. With stable regulations limiting the amount of work

Fernando Alonso to miss Alpine A521 launch | F1 News by PlanetF1

It has been confirmed that Fernando Alonso will not be attending the launch of Alpine’s 2021 challenger on March 2. The announcement comes following Alonso’s cycling accident, which it appears has altered Alonso’s pre-season training to the point where he would be unable to make it to the UK for

Alpine reveals car launch date as it teases F1 livery

Alpine will unveil its new A521 Formula 1 car next month after teasing its new look at Renault press conference on Thursday morning. Renault announced last September that it would be rebranding its works F1 squad under the Alpine name for 2021 as part of a reorganisation of its various