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Alain Prost reveals the reason for leaving Alpine

Alain Prost has claimed that Alpine F1 boss Laurent Rossi was behind his departure from the team earlier this week. The former F1 world champion has left the role of non-executive director of the Enstone-based stadium that he has held since the 2019 season.

Prost accused Rossi of being “envious” of “a lot of people” on the team. Future, he stated that the latter “wants all the limelight” for himself. In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, the French player said:

“Laurent Rossi wants all light. His desire is to be alone, unpolluted by anyone. He told me that he no longer needs advice. There is a real desire to be. put a lot of people on the sidelines.”

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Prost has revealed that his contract with the team expired at the end of last year and he chose not to renew it due to the way he was treated throughout 2021.

“I’m no longer involved in decisions. Sometimes I don’t even share them at all, but I have to continue to make the official word. Even as a member of the board of directors. , I discovered the final decision. min. It’s a question of respect. I feel a lot of jealousy.”

Prost has been with Renault’s current F1 operations since taking over the Lotus team in 2015. Until 2019, he held an advisory role to the team and then took on a senior non-executive role. more level. It’s similar to the late Niki Lauda’s role at Mercedes.


Alpine’s management reshuffle continues as the team encounters setbacks along the way

Laurent Rossi was appointed CEO of Alpine last year after the F1 team rebranded from Renault. Since the rebranding was announced, the French team has undergone significant organizational changes, with several senior team members leaving their roles.

Cyril Abiteboul, who led Renault into F1 as a manufacturer in 2016 was launched at the end of 2020. Marcin Budkowski, who served as the team’s de facto captain in 2021, also left his role in the first day of this month.

Meanwhile, Rossi is in the recruiting process, bringing in talent from other motorsport categories. Davide Brivio was recruited from Suzuki’s MotoGP operation to take the position of race director.

More than five years after returning to F1 as a competitive team, Alpine-Renault remains deadlocked in the midfield. They failed to achieve their goal of fighting for the championship.

Before the 2021 season, the team is expected to be in a good position to vie for the top 4 spot in terms of assists, especially Fernando AlonsoComing.

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However, the team managed to understand their car throughout the season and were only able to salvage the P5 after a Breakthrough at the end of the season. Even though Esteban OconVictory over Hungary, the performance of the newly renamed team was very bad. Looking ahead to 2022, Alpine hopes to finally make the top three and challenge the top teams for the championship.


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