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Formula 1

Alpine set timeline for F1 title push

Having secured one podium finish so far in 2021, Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi wants the team to consistently fight for top three finishes by 2024.

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Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi is keen to see the team challenge for regular podiums by 2024, setting out a 100-race project.

Currently fifth in the Constructors' Championship, Alpine find themselves 12 points ahead of AlphaTauri with six races remaining. Although the team claimed victory in Hungary thanks to Esteban Ocon, they've failed to finish on the podium at any other race so far this season.

Rossi wants that to change by 2024, detailing Alpine's long-term ambitions to succeed in F1.

"We have a long-term project, the objective is to reach a level of competitiveness that places us on the podium as many times as possible in 2024," Rossi told Formula1.com.

"From today in fifth, you can easily find a roadmap. It's going to be every year a bit better. It's a 100-race project – four years, four seasons.

"Every race we must make progress. It can be progress you see on the track, or progress you don't see, all the little details. The idea is to never stop – and be able to see we're going in the right direction.

"Next year, it'll be a coin-tossing year. All we want is to make sure we have a satisfactory level of performance when we start, which doesn't put us too far from the top. And then from there, we can carry on our climb to the summit."

Aside from Ocon's win in Hungary, Alpine's only other top-five finish came via Fernando Alonso's fourth at the same race.

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