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ANALYSIS: Why Szafnauer, Permane and Fry departed Alpine on Friday at Spa – and could Mattia Binotto be part of the rebuilding process?

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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Otmar Szafnauer before qualifying ahead of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in

In the space of just 10 minutes on a dramatic Friday afternoon at Spa, Alpine parted ways with not one, not two, but three senior figures, with Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer, Sporting Director Alan Permane and Chief Technical Officer Pat Fry leaving the French team.

These are the latest tweaks in a crazy month for Alpine, which began with the team securing a €200m cash injection from a group of investors including Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds.

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