Silly season recap: What you may have missed
Heading towards Belgian GP Formula 1 returns after a month-long gap. Let’s go through some of the headlines of the vacation month.
Fernando Alonso To Aston Martin
Two-time world champion in the Formula 1 Fernando Alonso will drive for Aston Martin from next season. He signed a multi-year contract. Alonso will replace Sebastian Vettel in the new team, who previously announced his retirement from f1 after this season.
Statistics Of Title Championship
Max Verstappen is now 80 points clear of his closest rival, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, after 13 of 22 races and that is the kind of margin - more than three race wins - that simply does not get overturned in grand prix racing.
Alpine Piastri Drama
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. However Piastri denied the statement later.
The team was also uncertain about impact of age on Fernando Alonso’s performances, this was why they didn’t want to offer him long-term contract.
McLaren Piastri rumors
According to Racingnews365, the Australian McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has been informed that next season he will be replaced by the reserve Alpine driver Oscar Piastri.
With a contract buyout seeming inevitable, what should Ricciardo do to keep his racing career afloat?
Now Gasly is linked with Alpine
The French driver is also on the list of potential options. However, how possible is this?
Porsche's entry looks matter of time
Porsche has been in discussions for some time over a potential F1 entry, and is believed to be linking up with Red Bull when the 2026 Power Unit regulations change.
Formula 1 releases 2026 regulations
Formula 1 has approved and released the technical guidelines for its next generation, which will take to the track in 2026. The new ruleset rebalances engine components and some more financial restriction. Question remains if every team can commit to new regulations.