Laurent Rossi has spoken about Alpine’s inconsistent performance at the start of the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Alpine had issues during the past F1 season as they struggled to get consistent results – at some tracks they were quite competitive, while at the others they lacked pace. Rossi revealed that Alpine did not understand what was going on with their car.

“At the beginning of the season we were lost. Monaco is actually a very poor memory and that moment we were lost we had no idea what to do. We scored points, but we didn’t even know how,” the Alpine CEO said.

“That was difficult because we couldn’t understand the car so well. It was early days, after that we knew what to expect.”

At the same time, Rossi stated that the performance swings were not too big as they made the improvements.

“It’s probably hard for you to appreciate it from the outside but for us it’s actually way more linear than you think,” he told

“As we went through the season, we understood the car much better.

“The biggest driver of improvements was really the way we operate. First to extract the most out of the drivers and then second as a team between the drivers to even push the boundaries further.

“It took us four or five months to get there but we built constantly, and I think Hungary was a dramatic display of when we get it all together, what it gives.

“It was a bit dramatic, but we saw progress, and then we started being way more predictive in what we would do during the next race. In fact, we knew we could score almost every race more or less a certain amount of points.”

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