Flavio Briatore already dropped it last week in an interview in 'Adnkronos':
"Alpine must focus everything on next year to have a better car, as Fernando deserves"
And this Wednesday, Alpine, through its CEO, Laurent Rossi , has confirmed on the official website of the World Cup the ambitious roadmap that the Gala training will execute throughout this year at the Enstone factory (United Kingdom) to
give that definitive leap in quality that consolidates them in the part front of the grill.
An intriguing project where the
objective is to build the best single-seater in the history of the
taking advantage of the new generation of cars,
more simplified at the aerodynamic level, diffuser or flat bottom to improve braking, stability or cornering and favor battles in track, which will debut in the championship in 2022.
"The A521 is a good car"
An arduous challenge where there is a main victim: the A521.
Rossi anticipates that the development of the current machine of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon will be very limited, although it was something foreseen by the technicians of the County of Oxfordshire: "What we want to do is to continue building what we have. The Enstone team It has changed a lot in recent years, working on a car that has reached its limits.
It is a good car, it is not the best as we can see, but it is a good car.
This does not mean that we want to extract the maximum in each race and also fine-tune the operation of the organization as
we ensure we build the best car ever for the next regulatory era.
Laurent, who returned three years ago to the Renault Group to occupy the position of director of strategy and commercial development, confirms that in recent months several high-level engineers have arrived to reinforce different departments of the team: "The team is now made up of a Different group of people, not all, there are several people who are very good, but there has been a little change.
Marcin Budkowski has arrived and has started to put his personal touch on the team.
We have hired some high level engineers, so we are very confident that this new mayonnaise, if you allow me this license, will taste good next year.
We are French, so we know a thing or two about mayonnaise. "
"The whole team is aligned around Marcin Budkowski"
Finally, Laurent Rossi praises the figure of Marcin Budkowski, since one of the first things he was able to verify when he assumed the role of CEO of Alpine at the beginning of January, is that all the engineers of the team trust his guidelines to return to win: "We have a plan, we have a vision. When I arrived, I spoke with Marcin, he drew me a very clear script for the team. I met with different departments because
I am an engineer, I spoke with many people and I realized that they were quite aligned with him
, which is weird, because I've been in a lot of organizations where you talk to the top and you go down steps and they are not always aligned with their superiors. That gives me a lot of confidence because there is a plan in place.
We have people who have worked in the best teams in the last 23 years
. We have a two-time world champion who is going to contribute his experience.
I think we are in the first step of a long journey, but I am very confident