Philippe Sinault - WEC - Alpine


Born a few hours after the legendary finish of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, Phillipe Sinault's destiny was quickly linked to motorsport.


Philippe was a driver in single-seater feeder series and graduated from Bordeaux University with a degree in communications before discovering his gift for developing programmes with the support of recognised partners. In 1990, he founded Groupe Signature with his business partner Jean-Pierre Tallan, joined by Lionel Chevalier. The company's competition division soon enjoyed success and titles on the national and international scenes while also making a vital contribution to the careers of several well-known drivers.


In 2009, Philippe took Signatech into endurance racing, with a first appearance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After a promising start with Aston Martin and an Intercontinental Le Mans Cup crown with Nissan in 2011, Alpine entrusted him with responsibility for the programme to develop the brand's reputation.


Philippe led this project, immediately winning European Le Mans Series titles in 2013 and 2014, followed by three victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2016, 2018 and 2019) and two world titles (2016 and 2018-2019).


With several successful decades in motorsport behind him, Philippe Sinault is contributing his qualities as a leader of men to Alpine's ambitions at Endurance racing's highest level.


Have you set any targets for this learning season?


"We must be humble but ambitious. Humility is needed because we're going through some big changes and taking a huge step forward as a team. We must learn to use this technical package, be reliable and finish the races. With our potential, however, we must be ambitious as we represent the Alpine name at the highest level. It’s tricky to say if we will be in contention this year, but we are hungry for strong results, and we will want to be in the mix fairly quickly with everything we've put in place with Alpine."

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