Alpine's hope is that their 2024 car can bring them closer to the top five teams in the constructors' championship following a 2023 season hampered by poor power unit performance and a variety of inconsistencies.
As such, the team were only able to claim two podiums throughout the season and finished well clear of seventh-placed Williams in the standings but a long way behind fifth-placed Aston Martin, who claimed eight podiums in the season.
Esteban Ocon has provided a rather pessimistic start to the Enstone-based team's season, by revealing to Sky Sports commentator David Croft that the new car was already looking 'slow'.
"We have an idea of where we think we are compared to last year but we have no clue about where are the competitors," he said.
"The pure ICE (engine) is a bit down, we know why," he said. "The FIA made it public. But at the end of the race, it's not the engine and not the chassis that scores points but the car.
"The engine is what it is...a lot of things are frozen but we can also work on the integration, on the software, on the cooling. We are working on all of that...at the end of the story, what we need is a good car whatever the engine.
"We have to improve the engine but we have to improve the chassis, the aero, our understanding of the tyre. Everything. It's all together we need to improve."
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