Alpine copy Red Bull with latest upgrade

Alpine sit fourth in the Constructors' Championship after 11 rounds of the season.

Alpine are the latest to take some inspiration from Red Bull to inform the design of their car after they appeared to install skates on the floor that look similar to that of the Austrian side.

The new technical regulations this season have brought about a range of different concepts from the teams as they try to figure out how best to design the cars, and this has inevitably led to some performance disparities.

Ferrari are Red Bull nailed the new rules, and have ultimately made the two best cars on the grid, while the likes of Alpine and McLaren have been inconsistent this year.

However, in recent rounds, the French side have established themselves as the best midfield team at the moment, getting both cars in the points in four of the last five races.

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They have surpassed McLaren in the Constructors’ Standings as a result, and part of that is owed to Fernando Alonso’s superb P6 in France last weekend.

Team-mate Esteban Ocon was sandwiched between the two McLaren cars of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo as he finished eighth, putting Alpine four points above the Woking-based side in the fight for fourth.

McLaren themselves showed up to Le Castellet with sidepods that looked similar to Red Bull’s, while there was controversy in Spain earlier this season after Aston Martin rocked up at the Spanish Grand Prix with identical sidepods.

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There were accusations that they had stolen data from the championship leaders, but the FIA confirmed the British side’s claim that they had started designing them last year.