“It will be announced later this week on the edge of the Monaco grand prix”
Alpine’s return to endurance racing after an absence of 35 years
Following the recent announcement (on March 8) of its entry for both the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours and this year’s European Le Mans Series (ELMS), Signatech-Alpine today presented the endurance racing prototype that will defend Alpine’s colours this season at L’Atelier Renault in Paris, France.
Alain Prost, the quadruple world champion, is hopeful France could finally return to the F1 calendar next year.
Recently, following his native country’s five year absence from the schedule, Magny Cours and Paul Ricard were linked with a possible French grand prix for 2013. “I still read in the press that there are opportunities for 2013,” Prost, who was involved in the talks, is quoted by France’s Sport24.
With the 19-race 2013 season not yet upon us, plenty of plans are already being made for the following championship.
Asked what the biggest challenge was in designing this year’s Lotus E21, James Allison confided to Speed Week: “The fact that so many good people are working on the 2014 car.” After a few years of regulation stability, Allison said the changes coming for 2014 – notably the ‘ERS’ energy recovery systems and V6 turbo engines – represent a “tsunami” for F1.
” A dream come true…I can’t believe I will be competing at the 2013 24h of Le Mans…It’s official!!! “
Announced today at 10:15am ET, native Montreal factory Chrysler / SRT race car driver, will compete in this years, 2013 prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans, in France. Kuno Wittmer will be driving the all new SRT Motorsport, factory and Riley technologies prepared Viper GTS-R race machine.
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