This Monday, Motorsport.com revealed to you the tip of the collaboration between the Alpine workforce in Formulation 1 and the previous driver for Renault between 1981 and 1983 and four-time world champion within the self-discipline, Alain Prost. The Frenchman had served since 2019 as non-executive director of the Renault workforce, which grew to become Alpine in 2021, after having been an adviser and ambassador from 2015 to 2019.
The publication of this info, which was not the topic of an official communication from the French construction, was probably not to the style of the Professor, who revealed on Monday night a message on his official Instagram account. “I’m very disenchanted with the way in which this information was introduced at this time! It was agreed that we might announce it along with Alpine! No respect, sorry!”
These first phrases in fact appeared meant for the media who disclosed this info and/or the sources near the workforce who leaked it or confirmed it. Anyway, it was a affirmation of the tip of the connection between the 2 events.
Nonetheless, Prost affirms that it was certainly him, from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in mid-December, who refused to increase the journey, a alternative he explains by evoking a “private relationship” vis-à-vis which he doesn’t give particulars however which really considerations his relationship with Laurent Rossi, the CEO of Alpine, and the administration of the construction by the latter. “I turned down the supply made to me in Abu Dhabi for the 2022 season due to a private relationship, and I used to be proper! To the workforce of Enstone and Viry, you’ll to lack.”
The departure of Prost from Alpine is in any case within the context of a takeover of the group chart of the workforce by Rossi, since just a few days in the past, it’s the departure of the manager director, Marcin Budkowski, which has been made official. The latter, who officiated in truth as director of the F1 workforce, ought to quickly get replaced by Otmar Szafnauer, who left Aston Martin.
The arrival of Szafnauer ought to be accompanied, as we defined to you this Monday, by that of the BWT model as a companion of Alpine, once more from Aston.