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Alpine eyes Williams as customer, junior team – report

Feb.24 Alpine is keen to link up with Williams in Formula 1, according to the authoritative Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The report said that while Williams is currently powered by Mercedes engines, Alpine team owner Renault is worried it will fall behind if it is not able to replace McLaren as a customer team. Reportedly, Renault CEO Luca de Meo also sees Williams as a Haas, Alpha Tauri or Alfa Romeo-like team, where members of Alpine's junior driver program may eventually be placed to gain experience in Formula 1. 'De Meo, like anyone else who understands the sport, knows that as long as Alpine is on its own, it can't fight Mercedes with its three customer teams,'...
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