Szafnauer rejects alpine speculation – Pitpass.com
Aston Martin boss Otmar Szafnauer has dismissed media speculation linking him to a shocking move to Alpine.
The speculation follows the recent arrival at Aston Martin of former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, who has been appointed group general manager of newly formed Aston Martin Performance Technologies.
A number of media have linked Szafnauer to Alpine in recent days, with Motorsport.com affirming today that “sources having a good knowledge of the situation”, confirmed that he had given his agreement “in principle”.
Both Aston Martin and Alpine declining to comment, Szafnauer took to social media this afternoon to say: So they would not be making any further comments.
“However, given that the rumors have now been sensationalized on some websites, creating a spiral of disinformation, I have proactively made the decision to hereby confirm that the rumors are pure media speculation and not based on facts. “
Nonetheless, speculation continues.
Following Whitmarsh’s surprise confirmation at Aston Martin, Szafnauer said he did not expect him to be involved in the F1 team.
“I imagine that at first he will spend most of his time developing the Aston Martin Performance Technologies area, where his most recent expertise is located, and not focusing so much on F1,” he said. he declares.
“But the little that hasn’t been planned is how long he’ll spend where.”