Loss-making Renault’s new chief executive, Luca de Meo, sees Alpine as central to the carmaker’s recovery and this month announced Renault’s Formula One team will be rebranded as Alpine next year.
The car will be built around an Oreca chassis and Gibson engine in the LMP1 category, said Alpine general manager Patrick Marinoff.
Alpine will line up in the LMP1 next year with the Signatech team. Alpine are competing in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP2 category, also with Signatech
“The timing is just right now for Alpine to move up in LMP1. Renault has clear, strong ambitions to position it as