Alpine is eyeing consistent podiums in Formula 1 - in 2022.
The new project will involve the return to Formula 1 of Group Lotus.
Groupe Renault announced that it and Group Lotus "have signed a memorandum of understanding to study a number of areas of cooperation".
However, new Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi insists that 2021 should be regarded in Formula 1 as "a year of transition, for us and for everyone".
"In 2022 we want to be consistently on the podium," he added.