Laurent Rossi has refuted any notion that too many cooks might be spoiling the broth at Alpine.

Whereas some Formula 1 teams have a minimal number of figureheads directing operations – Guenther Steiner at Haas being a prime example – Alpine have adopted a different approach this year.

When the team was rebranded from Renault last winter, out went team principal Cyril Abiteboul to be replaced by more of a committee in charge, headed by Rossi, the CEO, and also featuring executive director Marcin Budkowski and racing director Davide Brivio.

In addition, they have sporting director Alan Permane and a head strategist in Mathieu Dubois, each of them answerable to the head honcho of all – Renault’s CEO, Luca de Meo.

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