System 1 |  Alain Prost and the different Alpine team

System 1 | Alain Prost and the different Alpine team

(Paris) Former driver Alain Prost will no longer be the non-executive director of the Formula 1 Alpine team for the 2022 season, AFP learned from a source familiar with the matter, confirming information from a specialized Motorsport website.

Posted on January 17

Prost, a four-time F1 world champion (1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993), had an ambassador/advisory role within the team for Renault’s return to F1 in 2016, before being appointed non-executive director. executive in 2019.

The 66-year-old former Renault driver (1981-1983) had an annual contract with the organization and it was not renewed for the following season.

Named Alpine at the beginning of the 2021 season, the team based in Viry-Châtillon (France) for the engine part and in Enstone (England) for the chassis is in full adjustment next to its president Laurent Rossi.

Last week, Marcin Budkowski left his post as executive director. While waiting for his replacement, Rossi takes these jobs temporarily.

Budkowski’s departure could open the door for American Otmar Szafnauer, who has just stepped down as Aston Martin’s general manager.

Alpine is retaining its drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon for the 2022 season, which is expected to start on March 20 in Bahrain with a calendar record 23 Grands Prix.