diffuser wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:15 pm
peewon wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:19 am
UNSUBSTANTIAED murmurs from around the team suggest this was a Rossi hatchet job. What reason? No idea. But word is that Rossi is in over his head at this role and a major liability. Will eventually get found out. Could be just from people sympathetic to Budkowski.
Hiring Otmar wouldn't be a outrageous move.
Disclaimer: this could very well prove to be complete hearsay but since the rumor about Budkowski and Otmar(probably) was proven to be true, I thought this tidbit was also worth throwing out. It may but something to watch out for as a possible reason if Alpine doesn't progress.
Nothing to do with Otmar in particular. This is from piecing together some rumblings from someone possibly from Piastri's camp (but definitely plugged in with junior series) about how Rossi impulsively gave Ocon that contract extension and in general lacks accountability. Then there was similar stuff about Budkowski being unceremoniously let go which also gets credence from the picture.
Definitely could be coming from massively biased sources (hopefully), but something to keep an eye on and revisit if things dont go well.