Concerns over Alpine stability: 'He is ringing the changes'

22-01-2022 09:52 | Updated: 23-01-2022 09:43
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Concerns over Alpine stability: 'He is ringing the changes'

Alpine meanwhile said goodbye to technical director Remi Taffin, executive director and team owner Marcin Budkowski and non-executive director Alain Prost. It makes for big changes within the team, as Scott Mitchell also sees.

Renault announced in 2020 that it would continue under the Alpine name a year later. With Fernando Alonso as Esteban Ocon 's new teammate, the French racing stable hoped to return to success. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, it was preparing for major shifts in the team, although the journalist wonders what this says about the stability of the racing stable.

"Whether he is ousting these experienced people or his actions are driving them to the exit door, Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi is ringing the changes," Mitchell writes for The Race. "There’s probably been more upheaval in the first 12 months of the Alpine era than the five years the team spent badged as Renault."

Alpine fights its way to the top

The French managed to win the battle with AlphaTauri last season. Both teams worked hard to secure fifth place in the constructors' championship, but in the end it was Alpine that proved to be the strongest. With 155 points, Alpine only had to put Mercedes, Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and McLaren ahead of them.

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