Oscar Piastri has issued a statement denying that he will make his Method 1 debut for Alpine future yr, several hours immediately after the team introduced.
Alpine declared this afternoon that its reserve driver has been picked to substitute Fernando Alonso in 2023, following Aston Martin’s announcement yesterday that they had hired Alonso for subsequent period.
Piastre, the reigning Components 2 winner, looks a logical option to swap Alonso. But now he has issued a assertion declaring that he will not contend for the team.
“I fully grasp that Alpine F1 issued a push launch this afternoon that I will be driving for them subsequent 12 months without having my consent,” he posted on social media. “This is a blunder and I have not signed a agreement with Alpine for 2023.
“I’m not likely to Alpine subsequent yr.”
Right before Alonso’s decision to go away Alpine, the team had deemed loaning him out to rivals these types of as Williams. Despite the fact that he is already under deal for following year, rumors have linked him with McLaren as a possible alternative for the beneath-performing Daniel Ricciardo.
Piasteri’s circumstance is very similar to IndyCar driver Alex Palu’s ongoing feud with Chip Ganassi Racing. Palu received the IndyCar title for the workforce past year, and previous month they announced that they had taken an option on his solutions for upcoming 12 months, Palu straight away contradicted that. McLaren SP then introduced the signing of Palou. The driver and Ganassi are now headed to courtroom above the dispute.
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