Alpine has presented its A522, the car with which it will compete in the upcoming Formula 1 campaign.
Alpine, owned by Groupe Renault, finished a subdued fifth in last year’s standings but claimed victory in Hungary courtesy of Esteban Ocon.
Alpine enters 2022 with an unchanged driver line-up of Ocon and two-time champion Fernando Alonso, with reigning Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri installed as reserve.
The A522 is equipped with a revised Renault power unit that has been under development for a couple of years.
Alpine has undergone management changes since the last race of 2021, with erstwhile Executive Director Marcin Budkowski and four-time champion Alain Prost departing.
Otmar Szafnauer has arrived from Aston Martin as its new Team Principal while Bruno Famin has been recruited to front the engine department.
They, along with Racing Director Davide Brivio, form a three-pronged management team that report to overall CEO Laurent Rossi.
Alpine has also formed a title partnership with Austria-based water treatment firm BWT, as is reflected in its revised livery.
BWT previously acted as title sponsor for Force India/Racing Point for four years and is also a partner of Formula 1.