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Alpine F1 Team

Alpine reveal target result for every Grand Prix

It has been a season of mixed fortunes so far for Alpine, but Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has revealed the result that the squad would consider a success if they were able to achieve it at every remaining race in 2023.

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Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer has revealed that the team would consider it a "success" if they were able to get both cars into the points at every remaining Grand Prix in 2023.

The squad have faced mixed fortunes so far; while they scored points in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the French manufacturer came away empty-handed in Australia and Azerbaijan after two difficult weekends.

Miami proved to be a better outing for them, with both Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon adding to the points tally.

However, the team's performance has come under scrutiny after CEO Laurent Rossi branded Alpine's start to the season as "amateurish". Despite this, Szafnauer feels that their result in Miami acted as a good indicator of what can be achieved.

Szafnauer: Miami a step in the right direction

"Compared to Baku, [Miami was] a step in the right direction," Szafnauer told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"What we need to do is repeat this and be a little bit more competitive when we repeat it.

"If we can get two cars into the points at every Grand Prix, and then sometimes a little bit higher up, that'll be success at the end. They just add up."

Alpine currently sit in P6 of the Constructors' Championship, tied on 14 points with fifth-placed McLaren.

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