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Pat Fry, Alpine F1 Team Chief Technical Officer and Laurent Rossi, Alpine Chief Executive Office
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The bigger play behind Alpine’s ‘amateurish’ F1 criticisms

OPINION: Tough remarks from the CEO of its parent company left Alpine F1 boss Otmar Szafnauer in no uncertain terms of the improvement that is expected for the Enstone team to meet its pre-season targets. But there is a crumb of comfort that he can take in continuing to build towards future success

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi’s remarkable criticisms of the performance of his own Formula 1 team caused a bit of a stir in the Miami paddock last weekend. Having summoned French TV channel Canal+ ahead of qualifying for an interview outside the French manufacturer’s hospitality unit in the middle of the Hard Rock Stadium, Rossi did not hold back with his assessment of the job being done.

"It's disappointing, it's actually bad,” he reflected, as he also labelled some of the squad’s efforts this year as showing “amateurishness.”

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