First Look: Alpine Unveil Their Stunning 2021 F1 Car, the A521

Published 03/02/2021, 10:31 AM EST


The Renault F1 team has been rebranded to Alpine for the 2021 season. Alpine will launch their car, which they will put on the grid next year on the 2nd of March. The car named the AlpineA521 will fight for the championship in the new year.

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The French team finished last year’s campaign with 181 points and 3 podiums, but with a champion in Fernando Alonso returning to the grid to partner Esteban Ocon, they will certainly be gunning for glory.

Alpine remained optimistic as the entire team has gotten a fresh look from a driver lineup and also from the Team Principal being changed to help them achieve much need success on the track.

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A new journey begins for the French team

Alpine will unveil their creation on the 2nd of March, the A521 will take to the grid in Bahrain on the 28th of March. The team hopes they have built a car that can fight points but still remain optimistic about bagging the championship.

However, Fernando Alonso will not feature in the event because of the bike accident that he suffered in February but will be in attendance virtually.

Alpine put out a statement saying, “We regret to confirm that Fernando Alonso will not be present for the media Q&A on this occasion.

“The sanitary situation and corresponding regulations in place do not allow him to do any communications and marketing activities while he undertakes his critical season preparation.

“We will instead publish a Q&A with Fernando for media use and he will be available for media in Bahrain for official pre-season testing”

Will Alpine hit the ground running in 2021?

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The team initiated a major rejig in management; they had to let go of Cyril Abiteboul and bring in Davide Brivio. This move suggested that Alpine were looking to make their way to success after having failed to make an impact in the championship.

The team has a highly talented lineup for the 2021 grid that features veteran Alonso and the exceptional Ocon. These two drivers will pilot the car and hope to fight for wins and podiums.

The car will see its first race in Bahrain on the 28th of March and that will set the ball rolling for the rest of the year.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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