After days of confusion, Alpine’s reserve driver Oscar Piastri has lastly confirmed his subsequent transfer. He has agreed a deal to race for McLaren in 2023.
After the entire switch drama over the previous week, Alpine’s reserve driver Oscar Piastri’s future is now clear. He has signed a cope with Components 1 staff McLaren for the subsequent season. Piastri will change Daniel Ricciardo for the Components 1 season subsequent 12 months. His transfer comes after Alpine noticed Fernando Alonso join with Aston Martin. Earlier, the F1 staff owned by Renault had introduced that Piastri will change Alonso of their lineup.
Final week, Alpine had introduced Piastri will change Fernando Alonso subsequent season after the two-time champion’s shock transfer to Aston Martin. Alonso’s transfer got here after Aton Martin’s four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel determined to finish his Components 1 profession on the finish of this season. Nevertheless, Piastri surprised everybody by denying his promotion. He took to Twitter to verify, “I can’t be driving for Alpine subsequent 12 months,” which got here as a humiliation for the French F1 staff.
Components 1 Affiliation’s contract recognition board has validated Piastri’s new contract with McLaren on the expense of his current cope with Alpine. The board dominated that there is no such thing as a legitimate contract between Alpine and Piastri, which allowed McLaren to finalise its cope with Piastri.
Australia-born Piastri began racing remote-controlled vehicles on the age of six years. By 9, he had graduated to piloting go-karts. Piastri had joined Alpine as a backup driver after he gained the Components Renault Eurocup title in 2019. He gained the Components three collection in 2020 by three factors in some of the intently fought championships ever. Final 12 months, Piastri gained six races within the Components 2 collection. He turned the third rookie champion after Charles Leclerc in 2017 and George Russell in 2018.
For subsequent 12 months, Piastri will staff up with Lando Norris at McLaren, whereas Alpine is left with Esteban Ocon as their major F1 driver. There is no such thing as a affirmation who will take the second seat within the French staff. As for Daniel Ricciardo, there is no such thing as a information of him transferring to another staff as of but.
First Printed Date: 05 Aug 2022, 16:15 PM IST