Alpine F1 Reportedly Rejected Offer From Former Aston Martin Sponsor BWT

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February 21, 2021 10:25 am

After the 2020 season, Renault has decided to rebrand themselves as Alpine F1. Surely, the team must have received many partnership offers as it enters the grid under the new name. One such offer, that did not see the light of the day, was from BWT.

Best Water Technologies (BWT), the Racing Point title sponsor’s agreement with the team, broke as they, too, rebranded themselves as Aston Martin. They went ahead with Cognizant and will enter the grid covered in their traditional green livery.

Taking a deeper dive into the reasons for a possible BWT and Alpine partnership, a report stated. “Bwt, having closed the relationship with Racing Point which this year becomes Aston Martin (the title sponsor will be Cognizant), would have proposed to Alpine.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – Esteban Ocon of France driving the (31) Renault Sport Formula One Team RS20. During the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone in Northampton, England. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

“But the negotiations would have been interrupted in the absence of an agreement on the “quantity” of squad to put on the new livery of the Renault sports brand, which the new president Luca De Meo has decided to relaunch in style.”

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BWT to divert attention from Alpine to Williams

The report states that BWT may close a deal with Williams for this season. The team could sport the famous pink color on their livery that will be launched on March 5th, 2021. The new ownership of Dorilton Capital, combined with economic resources from BWT, will help the team’s path back to glory.

The report explains two reasons for the partnership between BWT and Williams. “The historical name of a team brought by Frank Williams to the victory of nine constructors’ championships and seven drivers in the golden years between 1980 and 1997.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 12: Nicholas Latifi of Canada driving the (6) Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes on track during final practice. Ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Williams have had a point-less campaign in 2020 and have been looking to change that this season. The team impressed everyone with their qualification result as Russell catapulted them into Q2 more than a few times.

With the ownership change and their new sponsor on board, the team will hope to turn their fate around, claims some points, and climb up the championship standing.

Ayush Manjunath

Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 contributor at EssentiallySports, based in Bengaluru. He is an intense lover of Formula 1, Ayrton Senna, Max Verstappen, and George Russell, and has previously worked as an athlete agent. He is a law graduate and is currently enrolled in a Sports Management Program at GISB, Mumbai. 2019 was quite an eventful year for Ayush, as he completed a program in Sports, Media and Entertainment Management at UCLA, won a national moot court competition, and judgement national writing competition.

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