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Alpine F1 team
Alpine F1 team
Renault entered Formula 1 again in 2016 with its own factory team. After five years of being known as Renault, the team changes its name to Alpine for 2021.
|Team Name||Alpine F1 team|
|Base||Enstone, Great Britain|
|Team Leader||Cyril Abiteboul|
|Technical Leader||Bob Bell|
Who will be driving for Alpine in Formula 1?
As Daniel Ricciardo leaves the team to join McLaren, Alpine bring back a famous name in Fernando Alonso to join Esteban Ocon.
Another name change for 2021
Back in 2016, Renault took over the failing Lotus team, returning to the Enstone factory. Their first season back in F1 with Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer wasn't a successful one, but things soon improved as Nico Hulkenberg replaced Magnussen for 2017. The positive trend continued with Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz in 2018, attracting the big signing of Ricciardo. 2019 was frustrating as McLaren overtook them in the standings, but Renault had another strong year in 2020, with Ricciardo taking two podium finishes and Esteban Ocon making his maiden visit to the podium in Sakhir.
Ricciardo leaves the team for 2021, allowing Alonso to return, having won his two F1 titles with the team back in 2005 and 2006. The name change to Alpine has had no effect on the team, and we should be in for a good looking livery in 2021, although the yellow of Renault will be missed.
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