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Alpine F1 Team

Alpine boss Famin 'not under pressure' in search for Szafnauer replacement

Bruno Famin has been holding the role of Interm Team Principal since July.

Famin Zandvoort
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Alpine Interim Team Principal Bruno Famin has issued an update on the squad’s hunt to bring in a new figure to lead the squad.

The Enstone outfit has undergone major managerial changes this year, with former Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer departing after the Belgian Grand Prix, with Sporting Director Alan Permane also leaving.

Pat Fry also vacated his role to take up a senior technical role at Williams.

The trio of departures came just days after Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi was moved aside and placed onto “special projects”, according to the team.

As part of the new structure, Famin took over running the day-to-day operations of the F1 team on an interim basis.

No rush for Alpine

As the team looks to reorganise itself, Famin says his primary focus is to establish harmony between its two factories in Ensonte and Viry, rather than install a permanent team boss.

“I have no delay because I don't want to be under pressure,” Famin told media including RacingNews365.

“For the time being I'm assessing everything, I think the changes I've seen so far are quite good on the track-side.

“I’m very happy with the drivers, the job they are doing, the spirit they have.

“Of course, the main point will be now to really see how we can get the same kind of spirit in the factories and that's really the point I'm focusing on. I

“It's not a question of people it's a question of having all the people [at the factories working] together.”

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