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Otmar Szafnauer

Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Briatore 'handwriting' all over Piastri saga
Flavio Briatore's "handwriting" is all over the Oscar Piastri affair.
Aug 10, 07:43
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
'No evidence' of Piastri deal collusion - Szafnauer
Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Flavio Briatore may have "shared information" that led to the Oscar Piastri saga which appears destined for court.
Aug 9, 07:40
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Money 'likely' reason for Alonso switch - Szafnauer
It appears Aston Martin simply offered Fernando Alonso substantially more money than Alpine was willing to pay for 2023, according to Otmar Szafnauer.
Aug 8, 08:37
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Alpine to claim 'compensation' for Piastri snub
Alpine has a right to seek "compensation" if Oscar Piastri doesn't make his Formula 1 debut for the Renault-owned team in 2023.
Aug 8, 08:36
Daniel Ricciardo pictured on June 30, 2022
'No problem' with Alpine return for Ricciardo
Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer says it would be "no problem at all" for Daniel Ricciardo to consider returning to the Renault-owned team.
Aug 4, 08:01
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Piastri stars as F1 'silly season' explodes
Formula 1's 'silly season' has exploded into high drama just as the sport prepares to enter its August break.
Aug 3, 07:47
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alonso's Alpine future to be clear by Spa - boss
Only "little things" stand in the way of a new contract between Fernando Alonso and Alpine for the 2023 season.
Aug 1, 07:47
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
Alpine 'not failing Alonso' - boss
Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says he wants "two drivers" rather than one to be regularly scoring points for the Renault-owned Formula 1 team.
Jul 15, 07:33
Gunther Steiner pictured on July 7, 2022
Steiner slams Andretti for 'snobbish' jibe
Even the doubling of the entry fee to an eye-watering $400 million may not be enough to secure Andretti a place on the Formula 1 grid.
Jul 10, 06:55
Fernando Alonso pictured on June 10, 2022
No talks yet for new two-year F1 deal - Alonso
Fernando Alonso says he won't "put a gun" to the heads of Alpine's F1 team bosses as he pushes for a new two-year contract with the Renault owned team.
Jul 9, 09:31
Oscar Piastri pictured on May 19, 2022
Alpine wants Russell-like solution for Piastri - Williams
Williams is not hiding that Oscar Piastri is perhaps top of the list to replace struggling Nicholas Latifi next year.
Jul 3, 07:40
Michael Andretti pictured in July 2012
Brown worried Andretti F1 bid 'dead'
McLaren supremo Zak Brown is worried former team driver Michael Andretti's bid to bring a new team into Formula 1 could be "dead".
Jun 28, 06:57
Christian Horner celebrates on May 22, 2022
F1, teams set to compromise over inflation crisis
F1's governing body has proposed to end the current budget cap argument by paying teams a fixed amount to counteract raging inflation.
Jun 27, 07:57
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Netflix cameras 'creating drama' in F1 - Szafnauer
It is clear that an explosive meeting of team bosses in Montreal will be featured in the next official Netflix series about Formula 1.
Jun 24, 07:53
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Mercedes removes controversial floor 'stay'
Mercedes in Montreal removed an additional 'stay' on the floor of its struggling 2022 car following the suspicions of rival Formula 1 teams.
Jun 19, 04:40
Nicholas Latifi pictured on June 17, 2022
'No hurry' to rule out 2022 Latifi-Piastri swap
Formula 1's traditional 'silly season' is now in full swing, as the occupants of the race seats for 2023 begin to emerge.
Jun 19, 04:38
Helmut Marko pictured on June 10, 2022
Marko slams 'nonsense' porpoising clampdown
Dr Helmut Marko has slammed the new porpoising clampdown in Formula 1 as "nonsense".
Jun 18, 08:02
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Red Bull's budget cap problem 'great' - Szafnauer
Some teams are refusing to budge as Red Bull leads a vocal campaign to see the budget cap raised in 2022 in order to tackle exploding inflation.
May 28, 08:59
Frederic Vasseur pictured on April 9, 2022
F1 row threatens existence of budget cap - Vasseur
Smaller teams are continuing to resist efforts to ramp up the budget cap as a response to inflation.
May 24, 07:51
Fernando Alonso pictured on February 21, 2022
Alpine will 'consider' re-signing Alonso - boss
Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer says the Renault-owned team will "consider" re-signing Fernando Alonso for 2023.
May 22, 07:31
Fernando Alonso pictured on March 20, 2022
FIA considering disrepute penalty for Alonso
The FIA is reportedly looking into whether Fernando Alonso has brought Formula 1 into disrepute with his stinging criticism of the sport's officials.
May 21, 08:35
Fernando Alonso pictured on March 20, 2022
Alonso questions Alpine's 'new rear wing' claim
Fernando Alonso has questioned the accuracy of his boss' recent claim that a "new rear wing" this weekend in Barcelona will give Alpine "a bit more performance".
May 20, 08:38
Fernando Alonso pictured on March 20, 2022
Alpine eyes Silverstone for Alonso contract talks
Alpine has earmarked Silverstone as the scene of the first talks with Fernando Alonso about potentially extending the 40-year-old's contract.
May 13, 06:23
Andreas Seidl pictured on March 13, 2021
Seidl wants 'B teams' banned from F1
Andreas Seidl thinks so-called "B teams" should not be allowed in Formula 1.
May 5, 07:54
Gunther Steiner pictured on February 19, 2020
Teams ask FIA for 'white Ferrari' clarity
Gunther Steiner has dismissed claims that Haas' 2022 car is effectively a 'white Ferrari'.
Apr 19, 06:42
Sebastian Vettel pictured on February 24, 2022
Struggling Vettel 'should retire' - Minardi
Former F1 boss Giancarlo Minardi thinks quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel "should retire".
Apr 13, 07:58
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Only three teams reject F1 budget cap hike
Only three Formula 1 teams are now arguing against a move to raise the budget cap by $7 million.
Apr 11, 08:31
Oscar Piastri pictured on April 7, 2022
'No pressure' despite Alonso-Piastri dilemma
Alpine is under "no pressure" to put reigning Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri in a race seat for 2023.
Apr 9, 07:44
Carlos Sainz at the Australian GP on April 7, 2022
F1 drivers worried about losing iconic races
Formula 1 drivers are worried that the sport's expansion into new and lucrative markets will result in some of the most historic venues falling off the calendar.
Apr 9, 07:43
Gerhard Berger pictured in September 2019
Berger questions Aston Martin's new F1 boss
F1 legend Gerhard Berger is questioning whether Aston Martin has appointed the right team principal.
Mar 18, 07:28
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Szafnauer left Aston Martin over Stroll
Otmar Szafnauer says he left Aston Martin because of interference from the team owner.
Mar 16, 07:14
Daniel Ricciardo dressed as a cowboy in Texas on October 21, 2021
Three drivers linked with Ricciardo's seat
Three drivers have emerged at the top of the list to potentially replace the unwell Daniel Ricciardo in Sunday's 2022 season opener.
Mar 14, 07:02
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Krack not first choice as Aston Martin boss
Mike Krack wasn't the only candidate to become the new team boss at Aston Martin for 2022.
Mar 14, 07:01
Laurent Rossi on June 18, 2021
Alpine CEO not ruling out white F1 livery
The tantalising prospect of a white 2022 livery is not being ruled out by Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi.
Feb 21, 08:07
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
New Aston boss doubts BMW to enter F1
Mike Krack, the outgoing boss of BMW's motor racing division, has played down suggestions the German manufacturer could be eyeing Formula 1.
Feb 15, 05:51
Sebastian Vettel pictured on December 12, 2021
Vettel fends off F1 retirement talk
Sebastian Vettel has fended off suggestions 2022 could be his last season in Formula 1.
Feb 11, 06:32
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Alpine may poach Aston Martin technical boss
Along with Otmar Szafnauer and sponsor BWT, Aston Martin is reportedly preparing to lose yet another major player to the Renault-owned Alpine team for 2022.
Jan 24, 08:37
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer pictured on August 14, 2020
Szafnauer set to be Alpine team boss - Prost
Alain Prost has all but confirmed that Otmar Szafnauer will be Alpine's new team principal.
Jan 19, 07:04
Alain Prost pictured in September 2019
Departing Prost slams Alpine CEO Rossi
F1 legend Alain Prost has pointed the finger squarely at Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi, as he joins an exodus of prominent team managers.
Jan 19, 07:03
Alain Prost pictured in September 2019
Prost ousted, Alpine to turn pink in 2022
Otmar Szafnauer is expected to become Alpine's new team boss - and he is reportedly bringing a major sponsor to the Renault-owned team with him.
Jan 18, 05:41