Alpine not failing Alonso says boss

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says he wants “two drivers” rather than one to be regularly scoring points for the Renault-owned Formula 1 team. Team boss Otmar Szafnauer, who along with Rossi is reportedly considering replacing Alonso with reigning Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri for 2023, told AS newspaper: “It wasn’t an Alpine problem.”. “He has been happy with the car in several grands prix,” Szafnauer insisted. “It’s not that we are failing Fernando – there are several reasons why he hasn’t been scoring points.”. When asked about two-time champion Alonso more generally, Szafnauer explained: “It’s my first year working with Fernando and from what I see he still loves to compete.

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