Alpine have made huge off-track changes already, with two key team members having resigned after the first round of 2024.
"The stopwatch doesn't lie and it didn't look very competitive."
Max Verstappen won the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix with Sergio Perez second and Carlos Sainz third.
According to paddock rumours, the Alpine A524 is as much as 11kgs overweight.
Here's who had a good night and who had one to forget following qualifying in Bahrain.,
After setting the two slowest lap times in Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying, the Alpine duo have responded to the A524's pace.
Early predictions have Alpine as low down as last in the F1 pecking order.
"Nobody knows when the silly season will really start. We had quite a strong input weeks ago but nothing happened after."
Alpine are sleepwalking their way into oblivion with pre-season testing suggesting they could be one of the worst cars on the grid.
"It was the time to take a risk and try to close the gap to the cars ahead of us."
"That should also deliver performance..."
Alpine's Jack Doohan is one of a number hoping to get on the F1 2025 grid.
Esteban Ocon was knocked for six by the frantic end-of-season schedule at the conclusion of 2023, and has taken steps to mitigate for this year...
A meeting of the F1 Commission in February defined a key change to the rules for the 2024 season.
The extent of RB moving closer to Red Bull has been examined in this year's early F1 designs, along with further big changes on the other launch cars.
Formula 1's musical chairs is in full swing after the announcement Lewis Hamilton is off to Ferrari in 2025...
"For the time being, they have no entry."
“We have not waited for Hamilton going to Ferrari to talk to our drivers."
Pierre Gasly is one of a number of F1 drivers currently out of contract at the end of this year.
"We will be relentlessly upgrading this car and we have an awful lot of potential to extract."
Alpine have pulled the covers off the A524, as the fifth car for 2024 has had its livery unveiled for the year ahead.
Believe it or not, things did happen not involving Lewis Hamilton in the last few days.
"It seems they don’t understand that it takes time..."
New deals and new sponsors inbound at Aston Martin and Alpine for the 2024 F1 season...
"In the end, if we just follow those people, we will never be in front of them."
"We have had to unlock some real estate again, which is why the car is completely new from front to back."
"Life's too boring to blend in..."
It has been a period of change for team principals with just two having been in the job for more than two years.
Two more dates for your diary...
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