Alpine announces changes to Motorsports division

Alpine announce changes to Motorsport division

July 11, 2023

Alpine have announced that Bruno Famin will be taking up the role of Vice President at Alpine Motorsport, leading all of the French company’s motorsport activities, including that of their Formula One team, Alpine F1. 

As Vice President of Alpine Motorsport, Famin will also have Alpine Formula One team’s Principal Otmaz Szafnauer reporting to him. Famin, in turn, will report directly to Alpine’s CEO, Laurent Rossi. 

Along with the Formula One team, Famin will also take charge of Alpine’s endurance racing, customer racing and Alpine Academy setups. 

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Alpine released a statement, which read:

With this announcement, Alpine confirms its ambition to establish itself in the long-term as a reference in top racing categories. Bruno Famin will manage all teams ranging from Formula 1 to Endurance, to customer racing and competition such as Rallye-Raid, with Alpine providing technical support to Dacia on its Dakar project. Bruno Famin will also lead the Alpine Academy, with the aim of detecting and developing drivers, thus serving as a feeder to all Alpine’s motorsports endeavours. Last but not least, Bruno Famin will continue to serve as MD of Alpine Racing’s factory in Viry-Châtillon (France), supplying high performance powertrains to all these categories.

With this appointment, Bruno Famin will be in position to leverage his extensive experience in motorsports, built on his unique track record of victories, including several titles in Le Mans and Dakar. He will also contribute his acknowledged engineering know-how, which helped re-establish Alpine’s F1 PU as a credible reference in the paddock, as well as his extensive experience in Motorsports regulations, having long served as a well-respected FIA executive.

Alpine have had a rough start to the 2023 Formula One season and currently lie sixth in the Constructors’ Standings after a point-less event in Silverstone. The have had just one podium finish this year, apart from which they haven’t been able to finish above the eighth place. 

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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