Alpine: Marcin Budkowski’s farewell is official

Through an official statement released on Thursday, Alpine confirmed Marcin Budkowski’s departure with immediate effect. The engineer from Warsaw had come to the court of the French team in October 2017 to lead the technical department, after having concluded his collaboration with the International Federation, also causing some disagreement with the other teams. Following the departure of Cyril Abiteboul at the beginning of 2021, Budkowski had taken a further step in the hierarchical ladder of the team, obtaining the role of executive director.

A farewell that is also part of the restructuring process wanted by Luca de Meo in recent months, head of the Renault group, for which Budkowski said: “I really enjoyed being part of the leadership team of Renault then Alpine F1 Team, working with such a talented and dedicated group of people. I will look forward to the team’s progress in the seasons to come. “

Taking on the role of team management temporarily to allow the team to focus on preparing for next season will be Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, who added: “I would like to thank Marcin Budkowski for his commitment and his contribution to the team’s results over the past four years. The team is fully focused on preparing the car for the first race in Bahrain and taking a step forward in performance. “

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