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F1 News: Alpine Receives Insane €200 Million Investment From Famous Star

The financial future of the Alpine F1 team is looking brighter, thanks to a substantial €200 million investment from a consortium which includes famed Hollywood star, Ryan Reynolds. This cash infusion is a shot in the arm for Alpine as they strive to improve their standing in the constructors’ championship, where they currently sit in fifth place, well behind Ferrari. The investment group, comprising Otro Capital, RedBird Capital Partners, and Maximum Effort Investments, have secured a 24% stake in the F1 team, raising Alpine’s total value to an impressive €900m.

This investing consortium is not new to the sports world. Their portfolio includes high-profile ventures like the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Wrexham AFC. Applauding the alliance, Renault Group CEO, Luca de Meo, noted in a recent press release, “Formula 1 and Alpine are strategic assets for Renault Group. Over the past two years, we have re-ignited Alpine, capitalizing on its iconic A110 sports coupé, boosting it by entering Formula 1, where it aims to become a championship contender. This partnership will accelerate Alpine F1 development by diversifying revenue drivers and increasing brand value.”

Similarly, Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, is optimistic about the potential benefits of this collaboration. He said, “This association is an important step to enhance our performance at all levels. First, Otro Capital, RedBird Capital Partners and Maximum Effort Investments, as international players with strong track record in the sports industry, will bring their recognized expertise to boost our media and marketing strategy, essential to support our sporting performance over the long term. “Second, the incremental revenue generated will in turn be reinvested in the team, in order to further accelerate our Mountain Climber plan, aimed at catching up with top teams in terms of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.”

Despite the substantial investment, it’s crucial to note that the funds are allocated solely to the F1 team and not to Renault’s engine division. Alpine, with ambitious future plans, intends to generate €8 billion in revenue by 2030 and become profitable by 2026, all while focusing on creating a platform for 100% electric sports cars.

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