BWT Alpine F1 Staff prepares for the record-breaking 24-race season with drivers Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly set to take the wheel of the utterly revised A524, spearheaded by an aggressive design philosophy geared at maximising potential throughout the subsequent two seasons.
It’s the second consecutive season that Esteban and Pierre be a part of collectively to kind an all-French and all-Normandy pairing. They’re joined by Jack Doohan who will once more function the staff’s Reserve Driver for the 2024 season.
The livery of the A524 is basically impressed by Alpine’s partnership with up to date artist Felipe Pantone. Black by core and highlighted by vibrant patterns of Alpine blue, the design is exclusive and crowd pleasing and contributes to the form of Alpine Motorsports’ id.
BWT enters the third 12 months of title partnership with the staff, which is marked by its world-renowned pink colors that function strongly on its A524 livery. At eight races this season, the livery will probably be pink dominated to additional underline Alpine’s robust partnership with the Mondsee-based water firm, which is centred round decreasing single-use plastic on the earth.
Alongside BWT, Alpine welcomed a fleet of loyal companions to its launch, underlined by premium companions bp, Castrol and Renault E-Tech and its, new-for-2024, H. Moser & Cie. The timekeeping accomplice can also be featured on the A424, in addition to its accomplice Elf.
The A524 begins its 2024 on-track season with its shakedown on 20 February earlier than three days pre-season testing in Bahrain forward of the season opener in Sakhir every week later.
“The A524 method has been aggressive however deliberate within the reality we’re making a wider scope so as to add efficiency to the automobile,” stated technical director, Matt Harman. “We’ve actually centered on studying and reacting to what we’ve got learnt moderately than on outcomes.
“The undertaking has been daring the place we’ve got centered on realising ideas, which we goal so as to add to the automobile. We have constructed ourselves a robust platform so as to add efficiency after we can and we’ve got set ourselves targets to ship these. We’ve pushed some parts to the restrict and, in some circumstances, past that. That’s all consistent with our method and precisely what we’ve got got down to obtain in progressing this undertaking to the very best degree.”
“It goes with out saying that I’m tremendous excited for the season and I can’t wait to leap again within the automobile and go racing once more,” added Esteban Ocon. “This time of the 12 months is thrilling as it’s the second we see what the staff has produced. I’ve seen drawings, been on the simulator however, clearly, not but seen or sampled the whole, actual factor. That may wait till shakedown however it’s a pleasant second for the staff as it is the end result of hundreds of hours of onerous work. As a driver, it is a goosebumps second whenever you soar in a brand new automobile for the primary time and launch the pit limiter. That point is shut now with the A524 and I actually can’t wait to get began.”
“I might say that I’m in a a lot better place proper now than this time 12 months in the past,” stated Pierre Gasly. “I do know precisely all of the folks I am working with; I do know all of the processes and the way to get one of the best out of these round me and out of myself. It’s good to have continuity and constructing on the foundations that we created final 12 months. I am feeling assured with the staff I’ve round me. We’ve all been growing over the past 12 months. Now I’m assured that I can assault the season immediately and maximise the complete potential of the staff.”
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