Alpine is, to the delight of retro rally fans everywhere, on the Formula 1 entry list. The return of the French marque to a top-flight racing championship has been largely the brainchild of new Renault CEO Luca de Meo, who beguiled pun enthusiasts everywhere with his "Renaulution" marketing strategy.
The team now shrugs off its confused yellow and black livery (which, let's face it, was never in the same ballpark as the 2010 edition) and replaces it with a matte-metallic blue, red and white concoction. If you weren't entirely certain that this was a team trying to emphasise its Frenchness, the Tricolore scheme certainly accentuates that.
Add the new identity to the new staff members and you've got a familiar team with some fresh energy seeking to build on Renault's return to F1. Having picked up Lotus from the cusp of oblivion and invested into its decaying facilities, Renault initially progressed encouragingly before stagnating somewhat in 2018-19. The team finally returned to the podium last year, but still dropped off in comparison to McLaren and Racing Point towards the end of the year after a fertile middle portion of the season.