Chief Technical Officer Pat Fry and Technical Director Matt Harman have led the Enstone programme for chassis development, seeking to make improvements over the winter to the package, while Executive Director Bruno Famin, in Viry-Châtillon, has worked hand in hand with Enstone to integrate the power unit.
BWT Alpine F1® team is located in the UK and France.
The Enstone location hosts the plant where Alpine A523 chassis are designed and assembled. For 30 years, first with Renault F1® and now with Alpine F1®, Enstone has seen talented engineers working in more than 25 departments – from aerodynamics to validation testing – to continually improve the performance of our race cars.
This site is also home of the Ops team who brings support during race weekends.
Viry-Châtillon is home to Alpine’s most iconic plant. It is dedicated to engine design, assembly and testing for all F1® race cars.
Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Alpine F1® Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. Renault E-Tech 2023 power unit installed as a fully stressed member.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones. Aluminium uprights are complimented by BBS standard machined magnesium wheel rims and FiA standard wheel covers.
Eight-speed, semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear. Hydraulically operated “Quickshift” system maximising speed and consistency of gearshifts with a hydraulically controlled differential. Hydraulic supply for power unit actuation, power steering, DRS and clutch
Carbon discs and pads. Brembo S.p.A callipers and master cylinders with fully integrated brake by wire system.
Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt and entire assembly ballasted up to 80 kg. Steering wheel integrates gear change paddles, clutch paddles, DRS and driver display unit.
More than 950 hp
With driver, cameras and ballast
Fuel flow limit
|DISPLACEMENT||1.6 l V6|
|NUMBER OF CYLINDERS||6|
|REV LIMIT||15,000 rpm|
|PRESSURE CHARGING||Single turbocharger, unlimited boost pressure (typical 5 bar abs)|
|FUEL FLOW LIMIT||100 kg/h|
|PERMITTED FUEL QUANTITY PER RACE||Max 110 kg|
|CRANK HEIGHT||90 mm|
|NUMBER OF VALVES||24 (4 per cylinder)|
|FUEL||Direct fuel injection|
|MGU-K rpm||50,000 rpm
|MGU-K power||120 kW
|ENERGY RECOVERED BY MGU-K||Max 2 MJ/lap|
|ENERGY RELEASED BY MGU-K||Max 4 MJ/lap|
|MGU-H rpm||>100,000 rpm|
|ENERGY RECOVERED BY MGU-H||Unlimited|
|WEIGHT||Min 150 kg|
|NUMBER OF POWER UNITS PERMITTED PER DRIVER IN 2023||3 ICE/Turbo/MGUH/MGU-K and 2 ES/CU 8 sets of engine exhausts|
|TOTAL HORSEPOWER||More than 950 hp|
A duo 100% Made in France!