How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front
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How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front

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A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021

Alpine is, to the delight of retro rally fans everywhere, on the Formula 1 entry list. The return of the French marque to a top-flight racing championship has been largely the brainchild of new Renault CEO Luca de Meo, who beguiled pun enthusiasts everywhere with his "Renaulution" marketing strategy.

The team now shrugs off its confused yellow and black livery (which, let's face it, was never in the same ballpark as the 2010 edition) and replaces it with a matte-metallic blue, red and white concoction. If you weren't entirely certain that this was a team trying to emphasise its Frenchness, the Tricolore scheme certainly accentuates that.

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