Alpine aims to improve in 2024 with the A524, driven by Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, targeting to compete with top teams despite previous challenges, particularly with their power unit, and looks to McLaren’s progress as a model for their own development.
‣ Alpine aims for improvement in 2024 with the A524, driven by Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, targeting top teams like Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, McLaren, and Ferrari.
‣ The team has struggled to meet its high ambitions in the past, largely due to having the weakest power unit on the F1 grid, which has hindered their performance.
‣ Unable to make mid-season adjustments to the power unit, Alpine has focused on other aspects of the A524 to enhance its competitiveness.
‣ Inspired by McLaren’s progress, Alpine is optimistic about making significant steps forward and will closely evaluate the A524’s performance during the upcoming test days in Bahrain.
2023 was a bit of a snoozer for Alpine, but hey, they’re looking to shake things up in 2024. Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly? They’ve got the A524 now. Picture this: in Enstone, England, the French squad rolled out their latest beast. They’re aiming high, targeting giants like Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, McLaren, and Ferrari.
For years, Alpine’s been itching to join the top dogs. But, luck hasn’t been on their side, to say the least. Their power unit? Not exactly the cream of the crop on the F1 grid. Dreaming big is one thing, but those dreams hitting reality? That’s been a tough pill to swallow. Mid-season tweaks to the power unit were off the table, so they had to pivot. Focus shifted to sprucing up other aspects of the A524.
### Alpine want to take steps forward
Remember McLaren’s glow-up last year? Alpine’s taken notes and is all in for a similar revamp in 2024. The real test? Time will tell, especially with the upcoming test days in Bahrain. For now, French fans get a sneak peek at the A524, albeit parked.
And there it is, our contender for 2024, the A524. Feast your eyes on it [here](https://t.co/z2aDpqGsxs).
So, while we wait for the rubber to hit the road, let’s keep our fingers crossed. Here’s to hoping Alpine’s 2024 dreams don’t just stay dreams.