PRESS KIT 2019-2020 - SIGNATECH ALPINE ELF - FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
In 2019, Alpine begins the seventh campaign of its contemporary Endurance programme. Entered under the Signatech Alpine Elf banner, the no. 36 Alpine A470 competes in the LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).
Eight teams are entered in this category for the full season. The competition will be even stiffer in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with some 20 cars expected to contest the season finale in June 2020.
Crowned in 2016 and 2018-2019, the Signatech Alpine Elf team is among the favourites for the title.
The 2019-2020 team is composed of:
- André Negrão. Following a strong debut season in 2017, the Brazilian has become one of the pillars in the team to which he brings his determination to win.
- Thomas Laurent. The highly promising French Endurance driver made his breakthrough in 2017 and returns to the team where he first drove an LMP2 car.
- Pierre Ragues. A major player in the 2013 ELMS title campaign, Pierre returns to Alpine with his vast experience and versatility.
This trio has been formed in compliance with the regulations, which require at least one "Silver" or “Bronze” driver in each LMP2 car.