First Formulation 1 ‘foolish season’ prediction arrives after Fernando Alonso information

Ex-Formulation 1 driver Marcus Ericsson urged some very attention-grabbing strikes in his ‘foolish season’ predictions following the Fernando Alonso information.

Sebastian Vettel bought the ball rolling once more within the 2023 driver market on the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix, after asserting that he’ll name time on his Formulation 1 profession on the finish of the season.

It didn’t take Aston Martin lengthy to call Vettel’s future alternative, confirming Fernando Alonso would make the shock transfer from Alpine on a multi-year deal.

This in fact signifies that Alpine now have a emptiness to fill, so ‘foolish season’ within the driver market actually has begun.

So, what number of extra drivers shall be on the transfer for 2023? Nicely, Ericsson, an ex-Caterham and Sauber driver with 97 Formulation 1 begins to his title (and to not overlook Indy 500 Champion!), took to social media to ship his predictions.

Amongst among the most eye-catching had been Mick Schumacher to AlphaTauri, which might imply a swap from the Ferrari Driver Academy to the Pink Bull programme, with Daniel Ricciardo to then substitute Schumacher at Haas.

In his submit, Ericsson wrote: “After Alonso’s ‘center finger to Alpine’ change, that is how the remainder of the F1 foolish season will play out:

Alpine – Ocon-Gasly
AlphaTauri -Schumacher-Tsunoda
McLaren – Norris-Piastri
Alfa Romeo – Bottas-Zhou
Haas – Magnussen-Ricciardo
Williams – Albon-de Vries.

“It’s known as foolish season for a cause!”

Ricciardo’s McLaren profession is but to actually spark into life since his arrival forward of the 2021 season, the Aussie in latest occasions shutting down speak that he may stop the crew earlier than his contract expires on the finish of 2023.

A lot of that hypothesis was attributable to feedback from McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown, who spoke of the partnership not but matching expectations, whereas additionally revealing there have been mechanisms within the contract for an early cut up.

Each Ricciardo and McLaren although have since publicly confirmed their continued dedication to one another.

That will shut the door at McLaren then for Oscar Piastri, however the present Alpine reserve is broadly anticipated to characteristic on the 2023 grid, particularly since there may be now a gap within the Alpine line-up following the Alonso bombshell.

 

 

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