The ACO hopes the new rules will also encourage customers buying cars from manufacturers to compete in the top class. Whilst Alpine hasn’t confirmed its intention to sell cars to customer teams for definite, it has implied heavily it ultimately wishes to do so.
“The LMDh economic model is virtuous, as it facilitates the sale of cars to customer teams,” Alpine said. “This scheme allows Alpine to secure its commitment to endurance racing for four years.”
“Alpine’s Endurance programme highlights the brand’s commitment and ambition to motorsport,” Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi added. “By competing in both Formula 1 and Endurance, Alpine will be one of the rare brands competing in both of motorsport’s pinnacles. We will get the best out of Formula 1 and Endurance racing through technical and technological synergies to get the edge over prestigious rivals.”