News 2017 (26)
Official press releases
Carlos Ghosn, Renault Chairman and CEO, and Bruno Le Maire, France’s Minister of Economy and Finance, officially inaugurated the production line for the new Alpine A110 today at Alpine’s manufacturing base in Dieppe, France.
This production line provides Groupe Renault with a high-end facility that is unique in Europe for the assembly of all-aluminium cars.
Staff numbers at the Dieppe plant have increased by 60 percent in two years.
The Alpine A110 lands the Trophée Sportive/Passion 2018 prize
The award, which is the result of an internet vote, underlines the excitement the release of the new A110 has sparked
Alpine is back with the A110 Première Edition sports coupé
True to Alpine DNA - lightweight, agile and a pleasure to drive
€58,500 Première Edition launch model is fully reserved
Production series A110 to follow
After starting from pole position in Bahrain for the third year running, the no.36 Signatech Alpine Matmut crew ended the six-hour race in fourth place.
Having suffered substantial degradation of their tyres at the start of the race, Lapierre, Negrão and Menezes then gambled on their tyre choice.
Alpine finishes third in the FIA WEC's Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Teams.
Runner-up at the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the no.36 Signatech Alpine Matmut crew recorded a fifth consecutive LMP2 podium in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The result of the Lapierre/Negrão/Menezes crew was obtained thanks to a strategy focused on efficiency, paired with fuel and tyre management.
Alpine therefore heads for the season-ending finale in Bahrain on 18 November with its hopes still alive of retaining the LMP2 world title.
Just a few weeks before the first deliveries of A110 Premiere Edition, Alpine presents the A110 Cup, which will be racing at European racetracks from 2018 as part of the Alpine Europa Cup.
Making the most of the lightness and agility of the production model, the Alpine A110 Cup comes with high-end features, combining performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.
Based on an overall framework defined by Alpine, the design, development and sales of the A110 Cup have been entrusted to Signatech, the brand’s partner in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
- Signatech Alpine Matmut finished second in the LMP2 class at the 6 Hours of Fuji.
- Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão and Gustavo Menezes were unable to convert their domination into a deserved win, with the race significantly disrupted by the weather conditions.
- Despite this frustrating situation, the no.36 crew closed the gap to the championship leader with two races left to go.
Building on the performance displayed in Mexico, André Negrão and Nicolas Lapierre claimed a second consecutive pole position in the no.36 Alpine A470. Men and machines were already being sorely tested, as air temperatures peaked at around 35°C.
The Signatech Alpine team produced an impressive performance to finish second in LMP2 as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumed at the 6 Hours of Mexico.
After claiming pole position, Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and André Negrão secured the no.36 Alpine A470's best result this season.
The FIA WEC continues in two weeks' time in Austin (United States).
- The Signatech Alpine Matmut rounded off the European leg of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a podium at the Nürburgring.
- The no.36 Alpine A470 (Lapierre / Menezes / Rao) overcame a difficult qualifying session to grab third place and set the fastest race lap in the LMP2 category.
- Unfortunately, gearbox problems meant that the no.35 car (Panciatici / Negrão / Ragues) had to retire two hours into the race.
- The next round takes Signatech Alpine Matmut to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City (1-3 September).
- Alpine A110 to take to the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK action debut
- Historic Alpines also on display and driven throughout the weekend
- First deliveries of Alpine A110 in the UK expected in early 2018
- The final standings of the 24 Hours of Le Mans have been altered following the disqualification of the no.13 Vaillante Rebellion.
- The Signatech Alpine Matmut therefore moved up in the overall standings: the no.35 Alpine A470 finished on the LMP2 podium, whilst the no.36 car was eighth.
• Both of the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's Alpine A470s made it to the end of this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
• Running in the top three of the overall standings with less than an hour to go, the no.35 car (Panciatici/Ragues/Negrão) ended up finishing fourth in the LMP2 category and fifth overall.
• After a superb comeback, the no.36 car (Dumas/Menezes/Rao) finished in the top 10 of its category.
- The second round of the FIA WEC World Championship took place today at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
- The race was difficult for the Alpine A470 cars, with the #36 (Dumas / Menezes / Rao) finishing in fifth place, just ahead of the #35 (Panciatici / Ragues / Negrão)
- Signatech Alpine Matmut will now concentrate on preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (17-18 June). The team will be on track from the 4th of June for the Test Day on the Circuit de la Sarthe.
• The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) today with the 6 Hours of Silverstone (United Kingdom).
• The Alpine A470 of Nicolas Lapierre/Gustavo Menezes/Matt Rao finished the opening race of the 2017 season in fourth position.
• Signatech Alpine Matmut dominated the majority of the race, but the team's strategy was undermined by the intervention of the safety car.
• Two Alpine A470s will be competing at the next round, which will be held on 6 May at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium).
- The Signatech Alpine Matmut team fielded a full-strength line-up this weekend at Monza for the official prologue of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
- Driving in dry, wet and then drying conditions, the no.35 and no.36 Alpine A470s managed to rack up more than 2,400km in testing.
- The season gets underway in two weeks' time at the 6 Hours of Silverstone (16 April 2017).
- Alpine today presented the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's programme for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at its new showroom.
- Featuring Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and Matt Rao, the crew of the no.36 car will be tasked with defending the world titles secured in 2016.
- Since Nicolas Lapierre has been called up to drive for a manufacturer competing in the LMP1-H class, Signatech Alpine Matmut will be welcoming Romain Dumas into the fold at Spa-Francorchamps and for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- The no.35 Alpine A470 will be driven by Nelson Panciatici, Pierre Ragues and André Negrão starting at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
One year after the presentation of the Alpine Vision show car, Alpine revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show its production car: the new A110.