Former Alpine Chief-Technical Officer, Marcin Budkowski, has criticized the French team for their apparent lack of enthusiasm to get to the front of the grid in Formula 1.
Budkowski, who now works as the Executive Director of the Renault Sport Racing team, expressed his disappointment with the team’s performance in an interview with FirstSportz. He suggested that the team was not doing enough to push for a better position on the grid.
“It’s a shame seeing a team with such potential not pushing harder to get to the front of the grid,” Budkowski said. “There seems to be a lack of enthusiasm within the team, and it’s clear that they need to step up their game if they want to be competitive in the sport.”
The comments come as a surprising critique from someone who was previously at the helm of Alpine’s technical operations. Budkowski’s remarks have sparked a debate within the F1 community about the performance of the French team and their future prospects.
Alpine, formerly known as Renault, has a strong history in F1, with multiple championship wins under their belt. However, the team has struggled to maintain a competitive edge in recent years, and Budkowski’s comments have only added fuel to the speculation about their future in the sport.
In response to Budkowski’s comments, Alpine has reiterated their commitment to improving their performance and pushing for better results in the upcoming races. The team’s management has acknowledged the need for change and has vowed to address the issues raised by their former Chief-Technical Officer.
As the F1 season continues, all eyes will be on Alpine to see if they can live up to their former glory and prove their critics, including Budkowski, wrong. The team’s performance in the remaining races will undoubtedly be closely watched by fans and experts alike.