The 2024 Components One season is almost upon us, with preseason testing on Feb. 20 and the opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 2. It will likely be a season of transition for the game, with Lewis Hamilton closing his peerless Mercedes profession and 15 of the game’s 20 drivers out of contract for 2025. One factor is for sure: F1 will look completely different in 2025 than it does in the present day.
Upfront of the brand new season, every of F1’s 10 groups is unveiling its livery, driver lineup and branding. We have already covered Haas, Williams and Kick Sauber; Now, three groups from the midfield — Alpine, VCARB and Aston Martin — are on deck for overview.
Staff: Alpine Renault
Drivers: Pierre Gasly (France) and Esteban Ocon (France)
Final season’s placement: Sixth of 10
Poor Alpine had an nameless yr in 2023. Whereas each different group battled in opposition to its neighbors, Alpine merely plodded alongside within the center — it completed by itself in sixth, with roughly 100 factors separating it from its rivals in fifth and seventh. Alpine’s largest battles in 2023 had been inside, and the outcomes of these battles will form its 2024 marketing campaign.
Alpine dropped controversial CEO Laurent Rossi and group principal Otmar Szafnauer in the course of final season. It is now led by former engineer Bruno Famin, whose aim is to unfold technical excellence and a “daring” mentality by means of all ranges of Alpine’s group.
“No one was daring,” Famin mentioned in December of Alpine in 2023. “What is certain now could be that to be performant, with such degree of competitors, you want to use the potential of everyone.” (h/t: racer.com)