Oscar Piastri insists ‘I can’t be driving for Alpine subsequent 12 months’ hours after workforce broadcasts him

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Piastri was serving because the reserve driver for Alpine (Twitter/AlpineF1Team)

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Oscar Piastri has taken to his social media channels to say that he “is not going to be driving for Alpine subsequent 12 months”, hours after the workforce introduced they might be selling him to a full time race seat in 2023.
Earlier within the day, Piastri, 21, was introduced as Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso’s alternative for 2023 earlier on Tuesday however the Australian driver then took to Twitter and Instagram to insist in any other case.
“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,” he wrote.

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“That is incorrect and I’ve not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023.

“I can’t be driving for Alpine subsequent 12 months.”

Earlier the assertion from Alpine mentioned: “BWT Alpine F1 Workforce confirms 21-year-old reserve driver Oscar Piastri as Esteban Ocon’s teammate ranging from 2023. According to the commitments made by the workforce to the younger Australian, Oscar might be promoted to race driver and step in Fernando Alonso’s seat from subsequent 12 months onwards.”

Sebastian Vettel revealed on Thursday that he could be retiring from Formulation 1 on the finish of the season, triggering a series response that noticed his workforce Aston Martin announce the signing of Alonso to exchange the German for subsequent 12 months.

Whereas Workforce Principal Otmar Szafnauer added: “Oscar is a brilliant and uncommon expertise. We’re proud to have nurtured and supported him via the troublesome pathways of the junior formulae.

“By our collaboration over the previous 4 years, now we have seen him develop and mature right into a driver who’s greater than able to taking the step as much as Formulation 1.

An announcement from the workforce asserting Piastri becoming a member of the workforce had mentioned: “As a part of his formative F1 journey, Oscar was first promoted to BWT Alpine F1 Workforce Reserve Driver initially of the 2022 season and has since been present process, underneath the Workforce’s steering and its full monetary help, an intensive and complete coaching programme of personal checks within the race-winning A521, the 2021 Alpine F1 automobile, race help and simulator periods to arrange him for the following massive step into F1.”

“As our reserve driver he has been uncovered to the workforce on the monitor, manufacturing unit and testing the place he has proven the maturity, promise and pace to make sure his promotion to our second seat alongside Esteban. Collectively, we consider the duo will give us the continuity we have to obtain our long-term objective of difficult for wins and championships.”

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