Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer said the team has finally discovered the cause of the issues that have hampered their 2022 season.
With more than half of the season now gone, Alpine have yet to full maximise the potential of the A522 car and have found themselves struggling with reliability issues on more than one occasion.
The team have been forced to DNF three times in 2022 and last time out at the Red Bull Ring, Fernando Alonso had to start from the pit lane for the Sprint race after being unable to fire up his car.
Alpine initially thought that the electronic control unit (ECU) which powers the engine, alongside the gearbox, differential, throttle, clutch, energy recovery system and the drag reduction system, had failed but team boss Szafnauer has revealed it was a different part on the car that was causing the issue.
“At that point in time, we thought it was an ECU failure,” Szafnauer said, as reported by Motorsport.com.
“We took it back to the factory, and we were able…