Four-time world champion Alain Prost has stepped down as non-executive director at Alpine as the French manufacturer continues its review of the management structure, Formula1.com has learned.
Prost took on an advisory role at Renault in 2017 and became non-executive director two years later, staying on when the team changed its name to Alpine for the 2021 campaign.
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It is understood that the Frenchman had an annual contract with Alpine and the management decided not to renew it for 2022.
Earlier this month, Alpine revealed that they had parted ways with CEO Marcin Budkowski, who oversaw the Enstone side of the racing operation.
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CEO Laurent Rossi, who attends most races with the F1 team, is temporarily running the operation.
Since he took over, after a restructuring that saw team principal Cyril Abiteboul leave the team in January 2021, Rossi has been reviewing how the team operated. He wanted to give himself enough time to understand the business before making any adjustments.
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With just a few races remaining last year, he hinted that changes to the structure would come ahead of the next Formula 1 campaign. The news Budkowski and Prost have left behind are the first signs of changes.
Alpine finished fifth in the constructors’ championship last year, with Esteban Ocon securing his first win in Hungary.