Alpine says it signed Oscar Piastri for F1 seat — however he says it hasn’t

Alpine says it signed Oscar Piastri for F1 seat — however he says it hasn’t

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Alpine Components One crew’s reserve driver Oscar Piastri mentioned that he has not signed a contract and won’t be racing for the French outfit in 2023, shortly after the crew introduced he had been promoted to a race seat.

There gave the impression to be full breakdown in communication throughout the crew as lower than two hours earlier Alpine mentioned the Australian driver would race alongside Esteban Ocon subsequent 12 months, filling within the spot left by Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso.

However Piastri denied the settlement.

“I perceive that, with out my settlement, Alpine F1 have put out a press launch late this afternoon that I’m driving for them subsequent 12 months,” Piastrithe 2021 Components Two champion, tweeted.

“That is unsuitable and I’ve not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I can’t be driving for Alpine subsequent 12 months.”

Piastri, who joined the Alpine academy in 2020, was named the crew’s reserve driver at first of 2022 season after lacking out on an F1 seat.

Reuters has contacted Alpine for remark.

Earlier, Alpine was left shocked after Alonso signed a multi-year cope with Aston Martin, becoming a member of as a alternative for four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, who final week introduced his retirement from racing on the finish of the present season.

Renault-owned Alpine’s crew principal Otmar Szafnauer advised reporters earlier on Tuesday that he came upon about Spaniard Alonso’s transfer to Aston Martin solely when he learn the official press launch.

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