2021 Alpine F1 Team

This forum contains threads to discuss teams themselves. Anything not technical about the cars, including restructuring, performances etc belongs here.
toraabe
toraabe
19
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:42 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post


User avatar
RedNEO
-11
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:58 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Reportedly, Williams will also become Alpine's junior team, another big advantage. For the French racing team this is of great importance as it currently has no places in Formula 1 where it can release talents (such as Christian Lundgaard and Guanyu Zhou) from their own academy. Competitors like Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari do have these possibilities.

Earlier on it was still Williams' plan to intensify the cooperation with Mercedes. After next season not only the engine but also the gearboxes and other parts would be bought from the German world champion. That deal seems to have been put on hold thanks to the intervention of Alpine.

User avatar
RedNEO
-11
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:58 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

This will be huge for Alpine if they have successfully enticed a new partner just before the new rules kick in. Clearly they consider it essential to be competitive with Mercedes/Ferrari/Red Bull both in terms of PU data harvesting and technical collaboration for the new rules.

Mateo
Mateo
1
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:15 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Good news if it happens
Last edited by Mateo on Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:10 am, edited 3 times in total.

Ground Effect
Ground Effect
138
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:39 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Has Alfa Romeo officially signed an extension with Ferrari, or still at the intention stage? It was reported that Alpine were also looking at them.
Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously. 
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.

User avatar
Herr_Koos
3
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:41 pm

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

This is the same site that proudly annnounced a Rich Energy deal with McLaren before the 35M was even unveiled. Yeah, huge pinch of salt for this story.

Mateo
Mateo
1
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:15 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Supr thanks
Last edited by Mateo on Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Mateo
Mateo
1
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:15 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Herr_Koos wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:00 am
[quote=toraabe post_id=953498 time=<a href="tel:1614117505">1614117505</a> user_id=27627]
https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/78612/la ... -2022.html
This is the same site that proudly annnounced a Rich Energy deal with McLaren before the 35M was even unveiled. Yeah, huge pinch of salt for this story.
[/quote]

The information is from LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT. This Italian newspaper has already report the Brivio’s recrutement by De Meo.

User avatar
JordanMugen
62
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

I'm expecting the livery to be like this and be in the flat Gordini blue colour, but I'll be impressed if it's the metallic Alpine blue and looks like the LMP2 car instead. :)

Image
Image

Manoah2u
Manoah2u
418
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:07 pm

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

JordanMugen wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm
I'm expecting the livery to be like this and be in the flat Gordini blue colour, but I'll be impressed if it's the metallic Alpine blue and looks like the LMP2 car instead. :)

https://a.d-cd.net/wkAAAgEFnOA-480.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8Cn7AN9.png
that looks pretty amazing to me!
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

User avatar
Blackout
834
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:12 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

JordanMugen wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm
I'm expecting the livery to be like this and be in the flat Gordini blue colour
I hope it will be on the light and flat side too :P
-we've seen plenty of dark/medium blue cars in f1
-The RB teams are dark blue
-light blue and such are more rare in modern F1 AFAIR
-the last light blue car was an Enstone car AFAIR

This should be a good compromise
https://www.motorsportretro.com/2018/02 ... -for-sale/

User avatar
diffuser
211
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:55 pm
Location: Montreal

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:51 pm
JordanMugen wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm
I'm expecting the livery to be like this and be in the flat Gordini blue colour
I hope it will be on the light and flat side too :P
-we've seen plenty of dark/medium blue cars in f1
-The RB teams are dark blue
-light blue and such are more rare in modern F1 AFAIR
-the last light blue car was an Enstone car AFAIR

This should be a good compromise
https://www.motorsportretro.com/2018/02 ... -for-sale/
Hope they get rid of the black sides too.

PowerandtheGlory
PowerandtheGlory
16
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

diffuser wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:39 pm
Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:51 pm
JordanMugen wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm
I'm expecting the livery to be like this and be in the flat Gordini blue colour
I hope it will be on the light and flat side too :P
-we've seen plenty of dark/medium blue cars in f1
-The RB teams are dark blue
-light blue and such are more rare in modern F1 AFAIR
-the last light blue car was an Enstone car AFAIR

This should be a good compromise
https://www.motorsportretro.com/2018/02 ... -for-sale/
Hope they get rid of the black sides too.
I never really understood the black, personally bad luck on a race car. But used to make certain areas of the car harder to photograph. Fine in testing if you wanna go all black. Somebody once saud that sponsors love black too.
“I don't believe in luck, luck is preparation and taking your opportunity” Ross Brawn

User avatar
JordanMugen
62
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:51 pm
This should be a good compromise
https://www.motorsportretro.com/2018/02 ... -for-sale/
Looks nice!

Why are there cooling fans on a racing car!? :?:
https://3f9r0i2k7ubg3w6ysq87ndd1-wpengi ... 220-10.jpg

Edit -- Or have they been retrofitted to avoid the inconvenience of needing to bring leaf blowers to historic demonstration events? :wtf:

PowerandtheGlory
PowerandtheGlory
16
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 am

Re: 2021 Alpine F1 Team

Post

JordanMugen wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:45 pm
Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:51 pm
This should be a good compromise
https://www.motorsportretro.com/2018/02 ... -for-sale/
Looks nice!

Why are there cooling fans on a racing car!? :?:
https://3f9r0i2k7ubg3w6ysq87ndd1-wpengi ... 220-10.jpg

Edit -- Or have they been retrofitted to avoid the inconvenience of needing to bring leaf blowers to historic demonstration events? :wtf:
Not every race car runs without fans, F1 is so extreme that the cars only sit still for 2.5 seconds in the pits and 30-45 seconds at the race start. Loads of other race/rally cars run a fan because in reality a lot of other formula cars run in more varied conditions. Some junior formula cars are fitted with fans because owners dont have fully prepped teams of engineers to monitor engine temp.
The other piece of logic is that is the car has the space- fit a fan. (F1 cars dont have the space) and Because a race engine is highly strung and costs ££££ to rebuild if you cook it. - add an electric fan for a few hundred quid- to protect your 50 grand engine. It would be a false economy..(like buying a 50 grand car but fitting budget tyres) But yes your right- once a race car goes into private ownership- creature comforts are often added to allow the owner more flexibility when using the car.. servo brakes, better cooling, power steering, interior lights...
“I don't believe in luck, luck is preparation and taking your opportunity” Ross Brawn