What Is Identified, Rumored About Subsequent Yr’s Drivers After Monza

4. Alpine

Esteban Ocon (left) and Pierre Gasly.

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2022 lineup (present championship standing): Esteban Ocon (8), Fernando Alonso (9)

2023 drivers below contract: Ocon

What we all know: Ocon is below contract with Alpine via the 2024 season. Alonso introduced that he might be driving for Aston Martin in 2023 to interchange the retiring Sebastian Vettel.

Alpine’s second seat put the foolish in “Foolish Season.” After each Alpine and McLaren claimed to have prospect Oscar Piastri below contract for subsequent season, F1 officers dominated in favor of McLaren. In accordance with Sky Sports activities, Alpine might have missed a deadline to activate a clause that might have saved him below contract for 2023. 

Preliminary rumors had Alpine reuniting with Daniel Ricciardo in an oblique driver swap. Mick Schumacher and Mercedes reserve driver Nick de Vries had additionally been talked about. 

Then there’s Pierre Gasly. In accordance with Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm of The Race, Alpine has agreed to purchase out the remaining yr of Gasly’s contract with AlphaTauri, opening the door for him to maneuver to the French workforce. Nevertheless, that transfer is contingent on AlphaTauri touchdown American IndyCar driver Colton Herta, which now appears unlikely to occur.

If Alpine would not land Gasly, it appears like it can flip to Australian F2 driver and Alpine junior driver Jack Doohan. F1TV’s Will Buxton tapped him as now the “frontrunner,” despite the fact that it may be a yr sooner than the workforce would have most well-liked. Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries, who stuffed in admirably for Alex Albon at Monza, may be within the combine as he’s anticipated to get a while with Alpine over the remainder of the season.

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