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Full Team Name: BWT Alpine F1 Team

Headquaters: Enstone, United Kingdom

Team Chief: Otmar Szafnauer

Technical Chief: Pat Fry

Chassis: A523

Power Unit: Renault

First Team Entry: 1986

World Championships: 2

Highest Race Finish: 1 (x21)

Pole Positions: 20

Fastest Laps: 15


The Alpine F1 Team, formerly known as Renault, has a long and storied history in Formula One. Here is a brief overview of the team's history:

  • Renault first entered Formula One in 1977 as a constructor, but did not achieve significant success until the 1980s. In 1983, Renault won their first race with driver Alain Prost.

  • In the mid-1990s, Renault stopped competing as a constructor and instead became an engine supplier, powering teams such as Williams and Benetton.

  • In 2002, Renault returned to Formula One as a works team, and over the next decade enjoyed significant success. From 2005 to 2006, the team won two consecutive Constructors' Championships, with drivers Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella winning the Drivers' Championship in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

  • In 2010, Renault sold a majority stake in the team to investment firm Genii Capital, and the team became known as Lotus Renault GP.

  • In 2012, Lotus Renault GP changed their name to Lotus F1 Team, after purchasing the rights to the Lotus name from Group Lotus.

  • In 2016, Renault returned as a works team, purchasing a controlling stake in the Lotus F1 Team. The team was renamed Renault Sport Formula One Team.

  • In 2021, the team was rebranded as the Alpine F1 Team, after Renault announced that they would be rebranding their entire brand as Alpine, which is a French sports car manufacturer they own.

  • In 2022 the team were apart of a huge controversy surrounding Oscar Piastri over contracts as the young driver had signed for McLaren before the team announced that he would be replacing Fernando Alonso who had left to go to Aston Martin.

Overall, Renault/Alpine has been a major force in Formula One for several decades, with numerous race wins and championships to their name. As the Alpine F1 Team, they will be looking to continue this success and compete at the highest levels of the sport.

Esteban Ocon

Pierre Gasly

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