Through its very nature, endurance racing puts cars to a unique test where reliability arguably plays a bigger role than in any other form of motorsport. Alpine Elf Endurance Team’s Director of Operations David Vincent explains how the current FIA World Endurance Championship-topping team takes this vital parameter into account at Le Mans.
Since Alpine switched to endurance racing’s headlining class at the beginning of 2021, its reliability record has been second to none. Indeed, not only has the Alpine A480 completed the eight rounds it has contested to date, but it has also been a top-three finisher every time! End-to-end, these eight races total almost 72 hours, during which time the French prototype hasn’t encountered a single problem serious enough to stop it in its tracks. That’s an enviable record by anyone’s standards.