“My Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team communications staff have correctly issued a spokesperson’s statement to the effect that rumours linking me to Alpine F1 Team are merely ‘speculative conjecture’ and that they would not therefore comment further,” said Szafnauer.
“However, since the rumours have now been sensationalised on certain websites, creating a spiral of misinformation, I have taken the decision proactively to confirm hereby that the rumours are pure media speculation and not based on fact.”
Szafnauer arrived in Formula 1 with the British American Racing team in 1998 as its operations director. He went on to work for Jaguar and Honda before joining his current team.
After serving as the chief operations officer and deputy team principal at Force India, Szafnauer became CEO and team principal after the outfit was bought by Lawrence Stroll in 2018. It was subsequently rebranded as Racing Point and, at the beginning of this year, Aston Martin.
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