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Mecachrome and Alpine Racing Formula 1 continue technical partnership – Racecar Engineering

The French specialist precision mechanics group, Mecachrome, has been appointed to manufacture significant components and assembly of the V6 engines to power the Alpine F1 Team’s cars in 2021.

Mecachrome is a high precision mechanics world leader. For 80 years, it has been a critical player in the design, engineering, machining and assembly of high-precision parts and assemblies for the aerospace, automotive, motorsport, defence and energy industries.

Thanks to its industry expertise and cutting-edge technology, Mecachrome has earned an international reputation as a first-rate integrator for its customers, which include: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Ferrari, Renault Sport / Alpine, Safran, Stelia, Spirit, Porsche, Rolls Royce. Mecachrome has collaborated for more than 20 years with Renault Sport Formula 1 (now Alpine Racing for 2021).

Renault Sport engine under development at Mecachrome. Credit: Mecachrome.

Laurent Rossi, Alpine CEO, says, ‘Working with a partner like Mecachrome is an asset in our project to return to the highest level of F1. Continuity is a strength in this ultra-competitive and ever-changing sport.’

This four-year contract will allow Mecachrome to maintain an active role in motorsport and allow Alpine Racing to rely on a long-standing partner. The agreement entails a range of services, including the provision by Mecachrome of a dedicated production batch for the development and fabrication of cylinder heads, crankcases, timing-gear and cylinder head housings, and the assembly services for the race engines in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

‘We are very proud of the renewed confidence shown by Alpine Racing. Thanks to new investments to support this development, the Mecachrome teams continue to be deeply involved to contribute to this project’s success,’ said Mecachrome CEO Christian Cornille.

Alpine F1 Team, born out of Renault F1 Team, is the Formula 1 entry for Alpine Racing Limited/s.a.s. competing in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2021. The team in all its forms has raced in Formula 1 since 1977, starting 400 Grands Prix, winning 35 races and claiming world championship titles in 2005 and 2006. The 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship will be the first under the Alpine name, with drivers Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso at the wheel of the first-ever A521 Formula 1 car.

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