Otmar Szafnauer

Team principal reacts to Netflix capturing fresh Wolff outburst in Canada

Netflix’s F1 series Drive to Survive has certainly done wonders for the sport in terms of growing the audience worldwide. The series has created narratives over recent years, and has captured outbursts from both drivers and team principals not usually seen on TV. It’s rumoured that the biggest outburst yet will be seen on the


Alpine admit they’re still baffled by Fernando Alonso

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer is struggling to figure out how Fernando Alonso managed to put the car on the front row in Canada last weekend. In changing conditions, the Spaniard put a stunning lap together to displace compatriot and Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz and line up for the race behind Max Verstappen. It was


‘The gap was large’: Alpine boss on Alonso-Ocon battle in Canada

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer has affirmed that their overall performance in Canada was indicative of a team that is capable of winning races this season. Fernando Alonso earned his first front row start since 2012 in Montreal when he qualified second behind polesitter Max Verstappen, and he held off Carlos Sainz for a few


Horner ‘disappointed’ by suspected collusion between the FIA and Mercedes

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was unimpressed by the fact that Mercedes happened to have a second floor stay ready for the Canadian Grand Prix following a technical directive from the FIA. Due to the unsafe levels of “porpoising” and bouncing so far this season under the new technical regulations, the governing body has


Teams may have to stop bringing upgrades after the Canadian GP

A report from Auto Motor und Sport has revealed that the teams may be forced to cease introducing any upgrades to their cars beyond the Canadian Grand Prix this year. This is due to the added stringency of the circa $140 million that the teams are working on this season, and the rate of inflation


Alpine boss warns FIA of its duty to protect Formula 1 drivers

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer has sensationally called for the FIA to “look” into allowing teams a “third car”, following Esteban Ocon’s absence from qualifying at the Miami Grand Prix. Ocon crashed heavily during FP3 in Miami, leaving his team with insufficient time to fix the Frenchman’s cracked chassis. The Alpine driver was lucky to

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