Pascal Picci left the management of the Sauber Group, the parent company of Alfa Romeo F1 Team, very suddenly at the end of November last year. The former senior executive no longer wanted to work with Frédéric Vasseur. The Alfa Romeo team boss now arrives months later with an answer to Picci’s departure.
Vasseur was blamed by Picci for not determining the driver line-up for 2022 in a careful manner. This is one of the reasons why he no longer wants “to be associated with the management of Vasseur”.
In an interview with the race Vasseur himself said that choosing a driver is never easy as it is always a combination of several factors. Whether Picci drew his conclusions and decided to close the door behind him is “his own decision” according to the 53-year-old Frenchman.
Vasseur is reluctant to Picci
“I think it’s a shame that he put the story in the press and went to a reporter to do the interview. Because I think the discussion of the board has to stay within the board. It’s not a public meeting. And for the peace of the team, for the future of the team, the stability would have been much better to have an internal discussion.”said Vasseur.
Two weeks ago, the Italian-Swiss team announced that in 2022 it would no longer be known as Alfa Romeo Racing Team ORLEN. From now on, the racing team will be called Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, with the addition of “F1 team” as a sign of honor.