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ALPINE MOTORSPORTS SETS OFF THE 2024 SEASON IN DUAL FORMULA 1 AND WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP LAUNCH

19 Feb 2024

Alpine Motorsports has officially kicked off its highly anticipated 2024 season with an impressive Motorsport Launch at its Enstone site in the United Kingdom. The event showcased the team's commitment to excellence in both the FIA Formula 1 World Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Alpine's Vice President of Motorsports, Bruno Famin, took center stage to present the exciting developments for both the Formula 1 and World Endurance Championship programs. The launch brought together media, sponsors, and special guests, creating an electrifying atmosphere as the team unveiled its ambitious plans for the upcoming season.

Formula 1 Unveiling: BWT Alpine F1 Team A524

Formula 1 Unveiling: BWT Alpine F1 Team A524

The Formula 1 segment of the launch provided insights into the BWT Alpine F1 Team's preparations for the record-breaking 24-race season. Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, the dynamic French duo, shared their aspirations as they gear up for their second consecutive campaign with the team. Accompanying them is Reserve Driver Jack Doohan, adding depth to the formidable driver lineup.

Technical Director Matt Harman delved into the aggressive design philosophy behind the A524, the team's challenger for the 2024 season. The car, set to make its debut in Bahrain later this month, promises to maximize potential across the next two seasons, showcasing the team's commitment to innovation and performance.

The A524's livery, inspired by contemporary artist Felipe Pantone, combines traditional Alpine blue with vibrant patterns, creating a visually striking and unique identity. BWT Alpine F1 Team emphasized the continued support from title partner BWT and other premium partners, including bp, Castrol, Renault E-Tech, and the new-for-2024 timing partner, H. Moser & Cie.

World Endurance Championship Unveiling: Alpine A424 Hypercar

World Endurance Championship Unveiling: Alpine A424 Hypercar

In the World Endurance Championship segment, Alpine enters the Hypercar category as a factory team with the A424. The two-car lineup features the exciting addition of Mick Schumacher, marking his debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Schumacher joins experienced drivers Nicolas Lapierre and Matthieu Vaxiviere in car #36, while car #35 boasts new signings Ferdinand Habsburg and Paul-Loup Chatin alongside young talent Charles Milesi. Jules Gounon serves as the reserve driver for the 2024 season.

The A424's livery, also influenced by Felipe Pantone's artistry, combines a black core with vibrant Alpine blue patterns. The team heads to Qatar for the season prologue and the first race later this month, promising an exciting start to their World Endurance Championship journey.

The launch was graced by the presence of Renault Group CEO Luca De Meo, reaffirming the group's unwavering commitment to motorsport through the Alpine brand. Alpine CEO Philippe Krief was also in attendance, underscoring the importance of the occasion for the brand.

As Bruno Famin, Alpine VP of Motorsports & Team Principal of BWT Alpine F1 Team, expressed, "It's a great moment for Alpine Motorsports to come together and officially present its programs for the 2024 season." The unveiling of both the A524 Formula 1 car and A424 Hypercar signifies the culmination of dedicated efforts from Alpine's talented teams in the UK and France.

As the A524 begins its on-track season with a shakedown on February 20, followed by pre-season testing in Bahrain from February 21-23, and the season opener in Sakhir a week later, the excitement is palpable. Alpine Motorsports is poised for a year of intensity, hard work, and the pursuit of success across Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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