F1doc wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:33 pm
F1since1980 wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:53 pm
Nice take by Peter Windsor on the Oscar and Alpine. If anyone is interested. I enjoyed his opinion on it.
The whole picture will come out soon, but I think Peter Windsor has got this wrong. I unsubscribed to his channel and written pieces a long while ago as I find them biased.
I think senior management at Alpine have a lot to do with the decision that Alonso, Webber, Briatore and Piastri came to. I am sure there was a coordinated effort in leaving the Alpine fold.
How Alonso posted his thumbs up moments after Piastri's now infamous tweet suggests they all knew each others plans in part, or in full.
If it turns out that it was a 'coordinated effort', what does that do to Alonso coming back after the summer break? I'm sure he would do a good job and get on with most of the team. But what about Otmar or any other that MIGHT'VE been offended by the 'coordinated effort'? Could trust issues develop to the degree that Alpine might look towards replacing Alonso already mid part of the season? It would hurt their chances against McLaren in constructors.
But if the upper hierarchy feel like Alonso won't do his part to 100 percent, who knows. And with Alonso, you never know. He does have the professionality in him, but he also knows how to play the game.
The more likely chance is that they complete the season together and swallow any pride/overcome any potential challenges.