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Alpine early struggles 'not too much of a surprise' - Budkowski

Alpine's early struggles for pace are not much of a surprise says executive director Marcin Budkowski who expected the team to be on the back foot after it faced a few headwinds over the winter. Although unlucky circumstances undermined Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon in Bahrain where Alpine failed to score points, the overall pace of Alpine's A521 has positioned the team well behind its main midfield rivals. On Friday, Ocon and Alonso concluded their first day of running at Imola respectively P11 and P13 despite Alpine implementing a few updates on its 2021 car. Budkowski shed some light behind the reasons for the team's early struggles. “Going into the test [in Bahrain] we knew we had...
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