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Alpine and Ocon suffer vile online abuse after Alonso move

Alpine and Ocon suffer vile online abuse after Alonso move

Alpine and Ocon suffer vile online abuse after Alonso move

Alpine and Ocon suffer vile online abuse after Alonso move

Alpine has been on the receiving end of vile online abuse after it was announced Fernando Alonso is to leave the team and join F1 rivals Aston Martin next season.

On Monday, the team discovered its two-year relationship with the two-time champion is to come to an end following Aston Martin's press release reveal.

But in the wake of the announcement, the team has been subjected to a storm of social media abuse, with expletive-laden rants directed at the Alpine management.

Racist and homophobic language, along with clown emojis, have been used, with team principal Otmar Szafnauer and drivers Esteban Ocon and Oscar Piastri bearing the brunt of the defamatory remarks.

The comments, which we will not share here, were in response to the team wishing Alonso well with Aston Martin.

'Drive it Out' message ignored

Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, F1 launched its 'Drive it Out' campaign designed to eliminate online and in-person abuse.

GPFans wholeheartedly supports this messaging.

A video featuring all 20 drivers, which can be viewed below, was shown prior to Sunday's grand prix but already this has been ignored.

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