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“The Laughing Stock of F1”: Fans Celebrate Karmic Justice for Alpine as Fernando Alonso Continues to Wreak Havoc

Published 05/15/2023, 11:15 AM EDT

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The current Formula 1 season has brought a lot of surprises for the grid in terms of performance and pace. However, despite starting the season on similar, if not better, footing, the most disappointed team on the grid is Alpine. The French team won the midfield battle in 2022 ahead of McLaren. Heading into the 2023 season, the expectations were the same, if not higher!

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However, after five races, forget the fourth spot, the French team is fighting to hold on to the fifth spot. This scenario has made the Alpine hierarchy upset and the CEO’s recent comments are proof. However, there is a set of Fernando Alonso fans who are enjoying this miserable state of the French team.

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There is a lot of pressure on Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer at the moment. This pressure to see quick results is coming from a combination of Alpine’s poor results, the poor management of the two drivers, including Alonso, and the desire to sell a part of the team to an American dealership network. This information is all revealed by Motorsport Magazine. However, apart from these reasons, the magazine also reveals an interesting reason behind the added irk.


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According to the magazine, the Alpine CEO is also irked by the fact that Alonso left the team and is now driving arguably the second-fastest car on the grid.

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Couple this with Alonso’s comments about the team and we have some real drama brewing in the paddocks and the fans are loving it.

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Not just Alonso, the CEO Laurent Rossi based the team himself on his latest comments to Canal +. These comments also gave birth to rumors, putting a big question mark on Szafnauer’s future. However, the Alonso faithful are deriving sadistic pleasure from the miserable state of Alpine. Some are even calling the team “The laughing stock of F1”.

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The fans can’t help but rejoice in the team’s misery and humiliation, which they have been suffering since the 2022 season. Not only Alonso joined a team that can finally support his plan, he is also seeing his old team that did not treat him right suffer more.

Somehow, the Spaniard has struck again!



Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is a senior F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having written over 1000 articles, Mahim specializes in core sports coverage. Having followed the sport for a long time, his articles contain excellent analysis of the sport and he dives deeper into the technicalities of this complex sport.

Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai