Alpine looking for 'quick result' and puts young talent in F1 car

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 Alpine looking for 'quick result' and puts young talent Martins in car
9 May at 09:57
Last update 9 May at 12:41
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Laurent Rossi's words no doubt still resonate loudly at the Alpine factory. The French CEO judged his team harshly on Monday and he is demanding quick results from his team. If not, Rossi does not hesitate to intervene quickly. The CEO did not name names, but good readers understood that team boss Otmar Szafnauer in particular should be mildly concerned.

In Miami, Alpine had an all-around acceptable weekend, although Pierre Gasy and Esteban Ocon had to make do with the crumbs (8th and 9th) spot. That's not where Alpine wants to be, so this week is being used to do extra testing. Obviously, that is not possible with the current car, but it is possible with an older model. The Alpine that Ocon won the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix with on Monday and can also be seen in action on Tuesday at the Monza circuit.


Youngsters in action


To that end, Jack Doohan will be deployed on Tuesday. He is currently the team's test and reserve driver, driving his races in Formula 2. The Australian wanted a shot at the title, but is currently thirteenth place in the standings, taking the top prize now seems an illusion.

On Monday, Victor Martins could make his debut for Alpine. The Frenchman is reigning F3 champion, currently also competing in F2 and recently tested a Gen3 Formula E car for Nissan. At the fast track in Monza, the talent made his debut in an F1 car. "Today I realised one of my dreams, you can't imagine how happy I am right now, I enjoyed every second," Martins reported via his social media channels.