Official: Renault changes name to "Alpine F1 Team" Formula 1

Official: Renault changes name to "Alpine F1 Team"

By Tomas Mota 06 September 2020 | 11:25

From 2021, the Renault team will be renamed. The French car brand has decided that the Formula 1 team will bear the name of Alpine, the sports car brand of the Renault group. 

On Sunday morning, Renault came out with the news, just before the race at Monza. With the name change, Renault wants to give their sports brand more publicity. Its official name will be "Alpine F1 Team", and will be equipped with a Renault E-Tech hybrid engine. 

Luca de Meo, the CEO of Renault, argues for the name change. “Alpine is a great brand that stands for French class. With the name change, we want to position the brand better on the map because it deserves it. Alpine is a symbol of our excellence."

Light blue in new livery?

The Renault name change had been in the air for a while, because the Renault board may have been looking for a change of course on the Formula 1 project. The team's name change from Esteban Ocon and Daniel Ricciardo is reportedly also accompanied by a different livery, but that has not yet been confirmed. They would like to go back to the blue-yellow colors, with which they achieved their greatest successes. In addition, the "house colour" of the Alpine brand is usually light blue. 



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