Alpine conducted their fourth test session for the A424 Hypercar, being its maiden endurance test encountering some challenges en route
Alpine has been testing their A424 LMDh car ahead of its debut in the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship. The car, with a chassis made by Oreca and a Mecachrome V6 turbo engine, completed a 30-hour endurance test at the Motorland Aragon venue. They faced some challenges during the test, which pushed the car to its limits, simulating the long races in the WEC. The first eight hours ran smoothly, but then they encountered issues such as a puncture, turbo problems, leaks, and an electrical problem. The team was satisfied with the mileage achieved in the test but acknowledged the need to address the weak points. They will now analyze the data and continue improving the car in preparation for the next test in Portimao.