Bruno Famin, who held the role of Team Principal at Alpine F1 Team on an interim basis after the ousting of Otmar Szafnauer, has now been confirmed for the job.
Famin previously held the role of Vice President of Motorsports at Alpine was tasked with the extra role of leading the Formula 1 team after Otmar Szafnauer was sacked in a major reshuffle that also saw Alan Permane losing his job as sporting director, he later joined Visa Cash App RB F1 Team.
Pat Fry on the other hand – probably seeing what was coming – opted to jump ship to Williams.
While there was not announcement per se, Alpine referred to Famin in the press release shared at the launch of the company’s 2024 Motorsport season as Team Principal of BWT Alpine Formula 1 Team, meaning now he holds the top job at the Enstone-based squad on permanent basis.
Speaking on the occasion, Famin said: “It’s a great moment for Alpine Motorsports to come together and officially present its programmes for the 2024 season.
“It is certainly a unique moment to have both the A524 Formula 1 car and A424 Hypercar along with all the drivers in the same room as both projects prepare for what will undoubtedly be a busy and intense 2024 year. To see both the real cars here today is testament to all the hard work conducted behind the scenes at our factories from our thousands of talented employees in the United Kingdom and in France.
“The next stage on our journey is deploying everything to the track, applying operational excellence across the board and growing a greater dynamic and mindset from all our teams.
“We are all very much looking forward to continuing the hard work to bring the Alpine name success,” Famin concluded.
Alpine finished the 2023 F1 season in no-man’s land, sixth in the Constructors’ Championship with 120 points, 160 shy of Aston Martin who were fifth and 92 ahead of Williams in seventh.