Alonso sets fire to Alpine and designates the culprit of his farewells, Ocon is saved
It seemed that calm had returned to Alpine after a very busy summer in which Fernando Alonso was the main protagonist announcing his departure from the team at the end of the year to join Aston Martin. It was a great surprise that in the garage azulón it was called a betrayal since, apparently, the two parties had previously agreed on an extension of the contract of the double world champion.
The ills between the two sides have manifested in recent weeks despite the fact that the World Cup is not over yet and now, a month after the release of the big bombshell, Alonso highlighted the big culprit that his decision turned Alpine’s plan 180º for 2023: Oscar Piastri.
During a very long time Stephen Ocon He was directly blamed for the Asturian’s departure, hinting at the France team’s shameless preferential treatment of the Frenchman, but he’s not the big victim of the Spaniard’s accusations, but the promise of the 21-year-old ocean.
like a leak Formula1NewsPiastri’s presence as Alpine’s reserve driver caused the senior echelons of the team have placed the Australian as the best future weapon for the teamsomething that bothered – at the same time that it bothered – the aforementioned Spanish driver.
Alonso wanted a contract of two years more from 2022 and Piastri – totally indirectly – prevented from concluding a deal with the Entone-based brand: “The first discussions took place in Australia in March, nothing happened. They worried about Piastri, their place, Piastri’s future: Piastri, Piastri, Piastri. Then Sebastian ended his career and everything changed”.
Of course, the move hasn’t gone well for Alpine since, with Alonso out of the team at the end of the year and with Piastri set to formalize his move to McLarenwas left without the two drivers who generated the greatest hope for 2023, a condition he does not meet Daniel Ricardowho has already been announced as a replacement for the Asturian in what will be his Second step in the Gallic team.
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