Piastri denied that he would race for Alpine in 2023
The evening had started with the official announcement from Alpine and ended up in a scandal.
The world of Formula 1 is listening to the starting drama at the Alpine with the highest interest.
An official statement had been announced by the French team and F1 that Oscar Piastri will be racing for Alpine from 2023, even the team principal, Otmar Szafnauer, made a welcoming statement.
The decision seemed logical after the accident departure of Fernando Alonso. Piastri has been part of Alpine Academy for four years. He won Formula 3 then Formula 2 next year. However, the next shining star’s future got stuck due to the lack of free seats in Alpine this year. According to the information about his contract, he needs to be raced from 2023 at the latest. The team tried to manage him a seat at Williams, otherwise they lose him and another team is guaranteed to get him.
After Alonso’s announcement Alpine may have seen the problem solved and immediately confirmed him as their next driver from 2023. It was found suspicious that Piastri himself hasn’t confirmed or welcomed the news about him in any platform. Those who doubted were not wrong.
A scandal is at the beginning and Alpine seems to be in fire. Our page is curiously waiting for the next chapter. Ladies and Gentlemen, the silly season has officially started.