The Alpine Formula 1 Team has presented their 2021 F1 car. The team which was previously known as Renault F1 Team rebranded during winter.
On Tuesday afternoon the team presented their 2021 F1 contender which has numerous changes compared to the 2020 F1 car.
The first change is of course the name with the Renault name disappearing. This means the naming system for the Alpine Team has also changed. Back in 2020 they had the Renault R.S.20 and the car presented today is the Alpine A521 meaning they picked the naming system from a 1975 F1 prototype, the A500.
The new car also has a blue livery now compared to a car that they revealed back in January that had a black livery.
When Renault re-entered Formula 1 five years ago, the aim was to fight for the world title within five years. That has not happened by a long shot and, despite the talent of Esteban Ocon and reinforcements from Fernando Alonso and Davide Brivio, it is unlikely to happen next season. 2021 can therefore be seen as an interim year.