Formula One : It’s official, Renault is changing its name

Formula One :

In 2021, the Renault Formula 1 team will change its name. Its president announced it this weekend on the sidelines of the Monza Grand Prix. The team will respond to the well-known name of Alpine.

Goodbye Renault, hello Alpine! Goodbye yellow, make way for blue! There will be change in 2021 for the current Renault team. While the diamond brand changed President at the start of July with the arrival of Luca de Meo, things accelerated regarding the developments to come on the paddock side. In addition to the name change, it is also a makeover that will take place on the single-seaters of the French firm, with the big comeback of blue, instead of yellow.

In a statement released this Sunday, on the sidelines of the Italian Grand Prix of Monza, Luca de Meo insists on the fact that Formula 1 will be “at the center of the Alpine brand”. A real innovation for the CEO who specifies that “it is a big change for Renault even if the brand remains on the car as an engine manufacturer. “In comments relayed by L’Equipe, De Meo goes even further:” You have to have a brand that runs on Sundays and sells on Mondays. Just like Aston Martin (Racing Point) which will also arrive next year. “

And to help the renewal of the French team, it is a former of the house, Fernando Alonso (double world champion in 2005 and 2006) who will be at the wheel of the Alpine in 2021, alongside the tricolor Esteban Ocon. Something to make the mouths of nostalgic fans and those who dream of seeing a French team once again taking the F1 podiums.

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