Alpine confirms team boss Otmar Szafnauer and sporting director Alan Permane are leaving the team after the Belgian GP

Alpine has announced that after the Belgian Grand Prix in 2023 they will part ways with team boss Otmar Szafnauer by mutual agreement.

Szafnauer will continue his duties as normal for this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps before leaving the team for the August summer break.

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In a statement, Alpine said they would like to “thank Otmar for his hard work over the past 18 months and for leading the team in taking fourth place in the 2022 Constructors’ Championship” and “wish him well for the future” .

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Szafnauer will leave the team after the Belgian Grand Prix

At the same time as Szafnauer’s departure, Alpine has confirmed that they will part ways with sporting director Alan Permane, again by mutual agreement.

Permane will continue his role in Belgium this weekend before leaving for the summer break, with the team adding that “after 34 distinguished years at Enstone, the team thanks Alan and wishes him well in his future endeavours”.

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Finally, Alpine has announced that Pat Fry will be leaving the team to pursue his F1 career elsewhere. Williams then confirms that he will be joining them as their Chief Technical Officer.

Bruno Famin, Vice President of Alpine Motorsports, will take on the role of Interim Team Principal of the Alpine F1 Team from the Dutch Grand Prix.

Current Alpine Academy director Julian Rouse has been named Interim Sporting Director, with Matt Harman leading Enstone’s technical team. Both Rouse and Harman report to Famin.

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