Alain Prost has described himself as "very disappointed" after news that he is leaving Alpine leaked out, saying he had agreed to make an announcement with the team.
Prost's exit from his Non-Executive Director role was reported on Monday, with Formula1.com noting that Alpine's management opted not to renew his annual contract for 2022.
It is the latest move in a shake-up at Alpine ahead of the new season, following recent confirmation that Marcin Budkowski is departing his role as Executive Director.
Prost "very disappointed" as news leaks out
Prost has taken to social media to express dissatisfaction that the news escaped from the Alpine camp, lamenting a lack of "respect".
The four-time F1 World Champion also stated that he turned down an offer from the team, fronted by CEO Laurent Rossi, rather than management opting not to renew his contract.
"I am very disappointed how this [news] has been annnouced today!" Prost declared in an Instagram post.
"It was agreed that we would announce together with [the] Alpine team! No respect, sorry!"
His somewhat vague explanation continued: "I have refused the offer made to me in Abu Dhabi for the 2022 season because of a personal relationship and I was right!"
"To the Enstone (F1 factory) and Viry (engine factory) team, I will miss you," the Frenchman signed off.
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