“The Team Is Absolutely Not For Sale” Says Alpine’s Team Principal

BWT Alpine F1 Team Announce Major Organisational Changes To Arrest Slump
BWT Alpine F1 Team Announce Major Organisational Changes To Arrest Slump

After a tough start of the 2024 season and the chaos that ensued throughout 2023, there have been numerous rumours about the Alpine F1 Team being on sale. However, in a new interview for F1’s official website, Bruno Famin denies such claims.

“We have a real project with Alpine. We have the project to develop the Alpine brand awareness globally through motorsport and Formula 1 in particular. We have the full support of the top management. The team is absolutely not for sale. We will keep pushing to reach our goals.”

In terms of the team’s current situation and performance, Alpine being last in the Construcer’s Championship with zero points, he obviously isn’t too happy with it: “It’s not a fun period. We are not where we want to be in terms of performance, we are not doing the project to be P15 or P16. We want to be ahead, we want to develop the performance of the car – and we want to fight for podiums and for victories as soon as possible.”

The team principal also talked about still hoping to recover this year, though he understands “it is not an easy challenge”.

Famin indeed talks about Alpine and their future improvements in the long-term, making it clear he does believe no selling of the team will take place right now.

He also explained the reasons behind the A524 car that some fans aren’t afraid to straight up call a tractor: “The car we have now is the result of previous management. But what is important is what we are doing now. And I’m happy with what we are doing. Of course the way is very long, and we have a lot to improve.”

Right now, it’s their priority to get back into points consistently. But starting in 2026, with new regulations coming into play, Alpine has much bigger ambitions: “We want to be back on the first part of the grid for sure, to improve significantly our position. We know the major change in regulations is an opportunity to change the game. We want to seize that opportunity. That’s the goal.”

“We want to make a significant step and find consistency, not to be one year fifth, one year seventh, one year sixth. Let’s get much closer to the biggest teams.”

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