Become a Challenger after the launch of Alpine's new car
Chief executive Laurent Rossi said Alpine could be a future competitor to Formula 1 and they would move right after one race win last season.
The ninth team which is the french factory will launch their car in the coming season on monday
In the last 3 years Alpine have been fifth in the constructors' standings, and Former Aston Martin Team boss Otmar Szafnauer as head of the new team was signed last week
The line-up of the drivers team in 2022 will not change from the Spanish double champion
On 20 March the new F1 season will start with the Bahrain Grand Prix
Alain Prost admits he still wants to stay in Formula 1
MDP Live - Former French Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost said he would not be looking for a new job after leaving Alpine. He hopes to stay in Formula 1.
After retiring as a racer, the Frenchman was indeed in the world of Formula 1 team management. He even became the owner and principal of his team, the Prost Grand Prix.
However, it seems that Prost's management career in Formula 1 is coming to an end, considering that he is no longer Alpine's non-executive director.
His contract as a consultant to the team formerly known as Renault expires in 2021. He and Alpine have not reached an agreement for a new commitment.
The conflict escalates when Alpine unilaterally announces farewell to Prost. In fact, they agreed to notify the public together.
Now, he is unemployed and has not looked for another job to fill his daily life. Nevertheless, the 66-year-old man still hopes to return to work in the F1 industry.
"I still haven't looked for or accepted a new offer. I'm completely free now," said the four-time world jet land champion.
"I have a lot of experience in Formula 1, and I think I can still make the most of that experience. I will use that when I work.
"But, if I get a chance to share the experience I have with other teams, of course I will take it.
"I'm 66 now. I'm not looking for a job right now, and that's not a problem. But then again, if the opportunity to return to F1 arises, I want to take it."
Prost had previously said that he was eager to run for FIA president. Unfortunately, he was late in submitting his candidacy data for last year's election.
"I'll tell you a secret: I was very close to running for FIA President, but it was too late," Prost told L'Equipe when asked if he would follow in Jean Todt's footsteps.
"I've been in Formula 1 for 40 years and I've held every position. I'm a racer, I was a team principal and was on the team board."
Fernando Alonso: Alpine F1 has no reason to look bad
MDP Live - Fernando Alonso claims Alpine's preparation for F1 2022 is much better than before, despite the chaos in the executive ranks. So there is no reason for them to be inconsistent.
The restructuring of the French team continued earlier this year. They parted ways with executive director Marcin Budkowski and team consultant Alain Prost.
CEO Laurent Rossi sees Alpine on the right track. Alonso is also optimistic about the 2022 season even though not all problems have been resolved.
"Our problems are not completely resolved, but everyone will have a different opinion. It's clear that, with the experience of working for different teams, I can see some sides where we are weak and where we are strong.
“You always try to make the team stronger and better prepared for the 2022 season. I think we are in better form now than at the end of March, before the race in Bahrain.
"It's just that there are still some things that I believe must be improved. I think we need to close the gap from the engine side. That is the background of this project and we also have to address gaps in aerodynamic performance.”
Alonso was reluctant to discuss in more detail the differences in the car's performance that he felt.
"It's hard to say what the difference is, so now there is only one hope, but I understand that hope is shared by every team. It's not just about us and what we're going to find this year are uncharted areas."
The signal for the revival of the team that was previously named Renault has been seen since last season. They managed to lead Esteban Ocon to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.
In the future, with new technical regulations and the application of a budget cap of 123 million euros (around Rp. 2 trillion), the team's strength will at least be equal. Supposedly, Alpine can compete with top teams like Mercedes, Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and McLaren.
"I am optimistic, we have the right resources and we have the commitment of Luca de Meo, Laurent Rossi and management leaders committed to Formula 1," Alonso continued.
“Budget restrictions should help because there are no limits for the top teams. Now, more or less, the budget is the same for everyone and it's up to us to build a car for them. If not, we will learn from our mistakes.
"There will be no more comments, 'our budget is smaller' or 'we lack resources' or 'they use two wind tunnels'. There is no such thing anymore. It all depends on us.”