Alpine team keen but not desperate for F1 power unit customer
Mar.5 - Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has played down suggestions the Renault-owned outfit is desperate to link up with a customer team in Formula 1.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported last week that Renault is worried it will fall behind its other major competitors who are forging close alliances with junior teams.
"We were certainly open to the idea, but we are not necessarily looking for it," he is quoted by formel1.de.
"It would be nice to have a team that we can partner with, but it is certainly not necessary for our activities in the sport," Rossi added.
But Rossi says that has benefits - even though there are benefits to alliances too.
"We need complete autonomy, independence and dedication to ourselves," he insisted.
"But such a (customer) team can help us achieve our sporting and business goals."
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