Alpine Unveils New-Look 2021 F1 Challenger, Announces Kvyat As Reserve Driver

Daniil Kvyat lost his seat at Scuderia AlphaTauri at the end of 2020, but he could compete in a race this upcoming season if one of Alpine’s drivers falls ill.

Alpine's 2021 Car

The newly rebranded Alpine F1 Team has unveiled its 2021 car, the A521, in a live presentation streamed on Tuesday afternoon.

As widely expected, the car features a completely different livery to its predecessor, in line with the team’s rebrand from Renault to Alpine.

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The A521 has a primarily blue livery, with accents of red and black, in addition to some white strokes on the engine cover and a few other parts of the body.

Alpine’s 2021 driver line-up will consist of Fernando Alonso, who won both of his World Championships with the Enstone-based team, and Frenchman Esteban Ocon.

Alonso is returning to F1 after a two-year hiatus, and he is set to take part in pre-season testing and the season-opener in Bahrain this month despite suffering a fractured jaw in February after being hit by a car while cycling.

In addition to unveiling their 2021 challenger today, Alpine also announced that Daniil Kvyat will be their reserve driver for the upcoming season.

The Russian was axed by Scuderia AlphaTauri last season after being outperformed by team-mate Pierre Gasly, and the team elected to bring in Japanese youngster Yuki Tsunoda in place of him. 

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