Otmar Szafnauer's axing was confirmed by Alpine during the Belgian GP weekend.
17 laps it took for Max Verstappen to get into the lead in Belgium. He's slacking! (Sarcasm alert).
"I think the FIA actually made it more dangerous for them having to do this. "
Sergio Perez was powerless to stop the Max Verstappen charge in Belgium.
Max Verstappen took 17 laps to reach P1 at Spa, and then went on to win the race by 22 seconds.
It's day one of the summer break, but there was still plenty to digest from the Belgian Grand Prix, all in today's F1 news round-up.
Mercedes "suffered" at Spa, but in planning for the future, they are looking to the recent past.
Though Christian Horner's version of the Sergio Perez joke was a little more extreme!
The Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes contract saga rumbles on into the summer break, with no deal signed just yet.
Max Verstappen scored his eighth win in a row with Belgian Grand Prix victory...
Now that's something you don't hear too often...
It's fair to say Carlos Sainz believes Oscar Piastri was solely to blame for their Turn 1 clash at Spa.
There was good and bad news in Helmut Marko's review of Sergio Perez's Belgian GP weekend.
Otmar Szafnauer bid farewell to Alpine at the Belgian GP, news of his exit announced earlier in the week.
The Belgian Grand Prix driver ratings are in, here's our take on how each person on the grid fared over the weekend...
They may not be friends but they still have their moments...
Max Verstappen had a few exchanges with his race engineer Gianpiero ‘GP’ Lambiase over the Spa weekend.
"Their car is on a knife-edge to set up, to understand, to drive."
Max Verstappen won the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa with Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez second and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc third.
Pierre Gasly failed to follow up his sprint points score as he finished P11.
Max Verstappen went from P6 on the Spa grid to winning by over 22 seconds from Sergio Perez.
Despite his ordeal Lando Norris still dragged the McLaren MCL60 to a P7 finish at Spa.
“Carlos got his damage as well, he needed to retire. So it's a bit of learning for everyone," says McLaren team boss Andrea Stella.
Max Verstappen's "cheeky" radio messages are somewhat annoying for Mercedes' Toto Wolff...