Oscar Piastri has issued a assertion denying he will make his Components one debut for Alpine future yr, hrs right after the workforce claimed he would.
Alpine declared this afternoon its reserve driver experienced been preferred to acquire the area of Fernando Alonso in 2023. It adopted Aston Martin’s shock announcement yesterday that they experienced employed Alonso for future period.
Piastri, the reigning Components two winner, appeared a rational decision of substitute for Alonso. Even so he has now issued a assertion insisting he will not race for the workforce future yr.
“I fully grasp that, with no my settlement, Alpine F1 have set out a push launch late this afternoon that I am driving for them future yr,” he posted on social media. “This is completely wrong and I have not signed a deal with Alpine for 2023.
F1 driver biography: Oscar Piastri“I will not be driving for Alpine future yr.”
Prior to Alonso’s final decision to depart Alpine, the workforce experienced seemed at loaning him to a rival these types of as Williams. Rumours also connected him to McLaren as a opportunity substitute for the underneath-carrying out Daniel Ricciardo, however he currently retains a deal for future yr.
The Piastri condition retains impressive parallels to IndyCar driver Alex Palou’s ongoing wrangle with Chip Ganassi Racing. Palou gained the IndyCar title for the workforce final yr, and they declared final thirty day period they experienced taken up an choice on his solutions for future yr, only for Palou to right away contradict that. McLaren SP subsequently declared they experienced signed Palou. The driver and Ganassi are now heading to court docket more than the dispute.
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