Status: 02.08.2022 at 9:15 PM
Contrary to the announcement of the Alpine team, Formula 1 genius Oscar Piastri does not want to succeed Fernando Alonso.
“I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I will not drive for Alpine next year,” the Australian wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening. Not long ago, the team announced that the 21-year-old would be promoted from reserve driver to regular driver the following season.
Piastri will then start alongside Frenchman Esteban Ocon. “That’s wrong,” answered Piastri. The message did not agree with him, he assured. Piastri is said to be in talks with McLaren instead and replace compatriot Daniel Ricciardo (33) there.
Alpine: Alonso unexpected changes
Alpine was apparently surprised by news on Monday that Spaniard Alonso was moving to rival Aston Martin for the new season. There the 41-year-old replaces German Sebastian Vettel (35), who is looking to end his Formula 1 career after this season. Alpine really wanted to extend the contract he had expired with Alonso, with Reservoir Piastri to do an apprenticeship with Williams.
The Australian is considered a promising talent. Two years ago he won the junior category Formula 3 title, the last season he was the Formula 2 champion. Earlier this season, he was hired as Alpine’s reserve rider.
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