The team Aston Martin de F1 announced the departure of the hitherto team director, Otmar Szafnauer, who will face "new challenges", after 12 years in the British team.
“Otmar Szafnauer has left the company and his position on the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team will be managed within the leadership team until a replacement is appointed. We want to thank you for the service you have provided to the team over the last 12 years and wish you the best for the future, as you will certainly take on new challenges ”, the Aston Martin statement recounted.
The team insisted that the focus is currently on "Prepare the most competitive car possible" 2022 for the season. "Fortunately, we are led and managed by a strong group of people, and we feel comfortable taking a little time to explore options before announcing a new team structure."the British team's statement concluded, after Szafnauer was linked to Alpine.
Szafnauer joined the team in 2009 when it was still under the name of Force India. The Romanian-American entered F.1 ten years earlier, joining the then-new team BAR as director of the team. He previously worked for Ford U.S..