Alpine considering end to f1 academy after the case with Piastri
Laurent Rossi suggested that the team should think about closing the f1 academy after the scandalous departure of Oscar Piastri
Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi suggested that the team should think about closing the F1 academy after the scandalous departure of Oscar Piastri to McLaren.
Laurent Rossi: "We got burned, but it will serve as a lesson for everyone else. The problem is that this situation makes the driver market too mobile. This jeopardizes the interests of the teams that have invested in the driver.
There is another option — to save money every year without investing in the development of young drivers, and then simply lure the driver with the money saved.
So now I'm not sure I want to invest in an Alpine academy and offer drivers contracts that are not very attractive to them.
We actually thought about whether it is worth continuing to maintain an academy. Of course, all obligations to those who are already in it will be fulfilled, we count on these drivers in the long term, but it's worth thinking about inviting newcomers. Why do we need this, given this situation?”.