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Alpine F1 Team

Alpine to bring significant update to Singapore GP

Alpine are set to bring an upgraded floor for both cars at the Marina Bay Street Circuit and Suzuka.

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Alpine will bring an upgraded floor to the Singapore Grand Prix that will be ran on both Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon's cars.

Chief Technical Officer Pat Fry explained that they will use the new floor at the Marina Bay Circuit, before then carrying it over to the Japanese Grand Prix on the following weekend.

"We are bringing an entire new floor to both cars this weekend, which will also carry over to Japan for the next race," says Fry.

"Visually, on the surface, it’s not much different to the previous version as most of the developments are underneath.

"It should bring a reasonable step in performance, though. At recent races, we’ve managed to bring a strong set of developments to the car, and they’ve all worked as expected."

More upgrades planned for October

Alpine have more upgrades in the pipeline towards the end of the season, with plans to introduce the next batch at the United States Grand Prix at the end of October.

Fry added: "We have some more upgrades to bring this season before we begin to wind down by Austin at the end of October.

"Everyone at Enstone has worked exceptionally well on meeting targets for developments, so credit to everyone involved for their hard work.”

These upgrades could prove crucial in the battle for fourth in the Constructors' Championship, as main rivals McLaren also look set to bring updates over the Singapore weekend.

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