Among the many unknowns that reserve the change of regulation in view of next season there is a certainty, at Alpine. It concerns the Renault engine, which according to the CEO of the French team, Laurent Rossi, could represent a strength around which to build the next single-seater. And it is good that it is, also given the freezing of power units in place since 2022. Power unit that they have become components of increasing importance since the turbo-hybrid era of Formula 1 began and under the sign of the Lozenge the engineers have never stopped working to improve their engines.
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With the prospect of a block in the development of new engine architecture until the end of 2024, it is clear that for every engineer it will be essential to be able to design the best possible power unit. The electrical component of the new engines will play a fundamental role in reinforcing the cavalry of the single-seaters, an aspect on which Rossi appeared very confident. In an interview released exclusively to RacingNews365.com, the number one of the Alpine said the team has put in place “A very aggressive attack plan” to develop the new unit. In the technical offices and workshops of Viry-Châtillon they work men who have “All the necessary skills” to design a performance engine, explained Rossi, who emphasized how Renault can count on “45 years of experience in Formula 1”.
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“Our strength should be the engine and I hope it will be back on top soon”, revealed the CEO of the team from beyond the Alps, convinced that the triangulation between Enstone, Viry and Alpine can bring his team back to the top of the Championship. Renault’s last Constructors’ title as a manufacturer dates back to 2006 and bears the signature of Fernando Alonso, to which the Alpine men hope to be able to entrust a more competitive car starting from next season. The prerequisites for putting a single-seater with high-ranking ambitions on the track, however, already exist. “We have a lot of resources available and over time we may add new ones, but we feel very strong. We can count on the support of a large industrial group and the additional know-how that comes with it. The ingredients to fight on equal terms with the best are all there “, concluded Rossi.