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Oscar Piastri denies the agreement: "I will not drive for Alpine in 2023"

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Oscar Piastri denies the agreement: "I will not drive for Alpine in 2023"


The Australian Oscar Piastri, current reserve driver for Alpine and current F2 champion, has denied an agreement with his team to replace the Spanish Fernando Alonso, who will run next season at Aston Martin, after posting a tweet where he denies having signed with the French team to debut in the 'great circus'.

"I understand that, without my consent, Alpine F1 have put out a press release in the late afternoon saying that I will be driving for them next year. This is wrong and I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I will not be driving for Alpine next year. next year", stressed the 'aussie' hours after the announcement of the French team.

This is how Alpine announced his 'promotion' to F1: "After four years as part of the Renault and Alpine family, reserve driver Oscar Piastri is promoted to a race seat alongside Esteban Ocon from 2023," the team said. which ensured that the oceanic will complete the lineup of pilots for the next course together with the Frenchman Esteban Ocon.

Piastri, 21, was champion of the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2019, a championship that catapulted him to the World Cup; In 2020, he won the Formula 3 title with Prema Racing and, in 2021, the Formula 2 title, successes that have attracted the attention of teams such as Williams or McLaren.

On the occasion of the ascent - frustrated hours later by Piastri himself - the director of Alpine, Otmar Szafnauer, highlighted the "talent" of the Melbourne runner. "Through our union over the last four years we have seen him develop into a driver more than capable of making the leap to Formula 1," he explained.

"As reserve driver... he showed maturity and speed to secure his promotion to our second car alongside Esteban. We believe this duo will give us the continuity we need to achieve our long-term goals of fighting for wins and world titles." , he added.

On Monday, the two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso, until this year in Alpine, confirmed that he would run in the Aston Martin team from the next championship in 2023 after reaching a multi-year agreement with the British team, taking the seat of the German Sebastian Vettel , who announced his retirement.

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