Alonso, “sad and upset” with some conspiracies about him

Alonso, “sad and upset” with some conspiracies about him

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Fernando Alonso was the first big chip that fell into the famous “bad weatherwhen he announced his departure from Alpine and his signing for Aston Martin for 2023 on the first day of the summer break.

This caused a feedback effect in Alpinewho announced his reserve driver, Oscar Piastri, as the Asturian’s replacement for 2023, but the young Australian quickly responded and assured that he had not signed anything, despite trying to sign for McLaren, which confirmed in turn the departure of Daniel Ricciardo. early This week.

In the midst of the enthusiasm for the pilot market, many links have been forged between Alonsohis former manager Flavio Briatore and the current representative of Piastriformer F1 driver Mark Webber, himself represented in his time by Briatore.

However, the Spaniard denied that Briatore had anything to do with his move and also that Webber was aware of everything that was going to happen, saying he found it ‘quite sad and boring to read about this plot’.

“I made this decision because for a few months I had been talking with the team to extend the contract and nothing was officially concluded,” he explained. Alonso.

Aston Martin called me after Sebastian [Vettel] announced his retirement from F1. If Sebastian had continued, it probably wouldn’t have happened, the move to Aston. So these are very clear and very easy decisions on my part.”

“What happened after and what happens with Oscar, as I said before, does not interest me at all. I am and will be completely on the sidelines,” he added.

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Alonso added that Briatore that he was not part of “any of the negotiations” and that he was the one who did everything, as usual.

“Flavio came to some races,” Alonso said. “But as you know, he has other relationships with Stefano [Domenicali]Formula 1, the paddock club and other things, but not related to me.

The Commission for the Recognition of Formula 1 Contracts plans to decide on the situation of Piastri next Monday, which will directly affect the plans for Alpine there McLaren for the next campaign.

The Spaniard said he was “surprised” by Piastri’s situation, and assured that the young Australian was “an incredible talent for any team”. Moreover, he took the opportunity to wish Piastri and Alpine the best for the future.

“It will continue to be my team this year, but it will always be my team in my heart, because we have achieved things that were unthinkable when we started the relationship.”

“I came back to Formula 1 also thanks to Alpine. I wish them the best,” he concluded. Alonso.

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