ALPINE F1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer was fired after the team’s bad start to the new season.
Szafnauer was appointed as successor to Marcin Budkowski last February after a comprehensive reshuffle at management level.
But the team’s back-to-back defeats at the British and Hungarian Grands Prix, which saw them drop to sixth in the Constructors’ Championship, have prompted the top Alpine teams to swing the ax at the German.
An excerpt from a statement read: “The BWT Alpine F1 Team announces today that it will part ways with team principal Otmar Szafnauer by mutual consent after the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix.”
Otmar will continue his duties at the race this weekend as usualbefore leaving the team before break.
“The team would like to thank Otmar for his hard work over the past 18 months and for guiding the team to fourth place in the 2022 Constructors Championship..
“The team wishes him all the best.”