February 23, 2021


Mecachrome, the French group specialising in precision mechanics, and Alpine Racing s.a.s., have signed a contract for the manufacturing of major components and the assembly of the V6 engines that will power Alpine F1 Team’s cars on track. 

This four-year contract will allow Mecachrome to maintain an active role in motorsport and Alpine Racing to continue to rely on a long-standing partner. 

The contract entails a range of services including the provision by Mecachrome of a dedicated production batch for the development and fabrication of cylinder heads, cylinder crankcases, timing-gear and cylinder head housings as well as the assembly services for the race engines in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. 

Mecachrome thereby continues its historic collaboration of more than 20 years with Alpine Racing. 

We are very proud of the renewed confidence shown by Alpine Racing. Thanks to new investments to support this development, the Mecachrome teams continue to be deeply involved to contribute to the success of this project, said Christian Cornille, Mecachrome CEO.

Working with a historical partner like Mecachrome is an asset in our project to return to the highest level of F1. Continuity is a strength in this ultra-competitive and ever-changing sport. We have a lot of success stories to look forward to together, added Laurent Rossi, Alpine CEO.

The Mecachrome Group is a High Precision Mechanics world leader. For 80 years, Mecachrome has been a key player in the design, engineering, machining and assembly of high-precision parts and assemblies for the aerospace, automotive, motor sport, defence and energy industries. Thanks to its industrial expertise and cutting-edge technology, Mecachrome has earned an international reputation as a first-rate integrator for its customers, which include: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Ferrari, Renault Sport / Alpine, Safran, Stelia, Spirit, Porsche, Rolls Royce. Mecachrome has 11 production sites worldwide and employs more than 2 400 people. 


Alpine F1 Team is the Formula 1 entry for Alpine Racing Limited/s.a.s. competing in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Previously Renault F1 Team, the team has raced in Formula 1 since 1977, starting 400 Grands Prix, winning 35 races and claiming world championship titles in 2005 and 2006. The 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship will be the first under the Alpine name with drivers Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso at the wheel of the first ever A521 Formula 1 car. 

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