A leading motorsport player, Alpine will be one of the few brands to take part in both of the FIA's major world championships in 2024.
With ten years of experience in the discipline, the manufacturer is taking a new step forward with the Alpine A424 Hypercar, which has been under development for 18 months now, thanks in particular to the savoir-faire of the teams at Viry-Châtillon. Alpine Endurance Team will field two cars starting with the opening round of the FIA Endurance World Championship in Qatar on 2 March.
Alpine is counting on two crews combining experience and youth in its A424s sporting the traditional numbers 35 and 36. The first will feature Paul-Loup Chatin, Charles Milesi and Ferdinand Habsburg, a trio whose speed has been unanimously praised. Two pillars of the Alpine adventure in endurance racing, Nicolas Lapierre and Matthieu Vaxiviere, will be joined by Mick Schumacher, who has a wealth of experience at the highest level in open-wheel racing in the sister car. Reserve driver Jules Gounon will support this promising line-up by contributing to the A424's ongoing development process.
The drivers will represent Alpine's iconic blue colours on the international stage in a campaign of eight races on four continents, with nine prestigious manufacturers entered in the premier Hypercar category. Among the most eagerly awaited events of the season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will undoubtedly be one of the year's main attractions, where the French team will race on home soil.
Backed by the unwavering commitment of Luca de Meo, CEO Renault Group, and Bruno Famin, VP Alpine Motorsports, Alpine Endurance Team is led by Philippe Sinault, with three wins at Le Mans and two world titles in LMP2 for Alpine to its name.
Motorsport is firmly at the core of Alpine's ambitions, as announced by Luca de Meo in the 'Renaulution' plan, in which each Renault Group brand has been repositioned to promote its development. In addition to Endurance, Alpine’s competition portfolio includes F1, rallying, GT, esport and Pikes Peak, among others.
2024 FIA WEC CALENDAR
February 24-25 : Prologue - Lusail International Circuit (Qatar)
March 2: Qatar 1812 km - Lusail International Circuit (Qatar)
Avril 21: 6 Hours of Imola - Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Italy)
May 11: TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
June 15-16: 24 Hours of Le Mans - Circuit de la Sarthe (France)
July 14: 6 Hours of São Paulo - Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Brazil)
September 1: Lone Star Le Mans - Circuit of the Americas (United States of America)
September 15: 6 Hours of Fuji - Fuji Speedway (Japan)
November 2: 8 Hours of Bahrain - Bahrain International Circuit (Bahrain)