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Prost parts ways with Alpine

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18/01/2022

It is understood that four-time world champion, Alain Prost will not continue in his consultancy role with Alpine this season.

The Frenchman, who was recruited by Renault in 2017, having raced for the French outfit in the early 80s, was subsequently appointed non-executive director and an ambassador for the brand.

Retained as the team morphed into Alpine it was expected that Prost would continue in his roles but it is understood that his contract has not been renewed.

The news follows last week's announcement that executive director, Marcin Budkowski had left the team with immediate effect.

Late last year, CEO Laurent Rossi talked of a possible restructuring within the French team, and these latest moves suggest this is now underway.

There is already speculation linking (former Aston Martin CEO) Otmar Szafnauer with the team principal role under Rossi, though it is unclear where this would leave Davide Brivio.

Adding to the intrigue is talk of sponsor BWT following Szafnauer from Silverstone to Enstone, the water treatment company unhappy that the Aston Martin livery in 2021 barely reflected its presence.

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1. Posted by kenji, 18/01/2022 0:13

"Although we never saw all that much of him during the races etc it was always great to get his opinions. Prost was one of the greatest drivers ever and for many fans he was better than Senna. Alpine it seems is still 'morphing' and it needs to settle down into an operation that has some continuity after all it's this commitment that works best in the quest for a higher ranking with constant performance growth."

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2. Posted by Editor, 17/01/2022 16:16

"@ elsiebc

Well spotted ;-)"

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3. Posted by elsiebc, 17/01/2022 16:13

"Alpine obviously doesn't want to be associated with an "ex world champion"."

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