Oscar Piastri’s future decided: Possible consequences Alpine and McLaren could have
Fernando Alonso caused a scandal with his departure for Aston Martin for the following season, the one who was to replace him alongside Esteban Ocon having refused to do so. Oscar Piastri21, was featured as part of the Alpine duo for 2023 on social media, the same channel that was used to communicate his disinterest in the Enstone team due to a deal with McLaren.
This is how the Formula 1 vacation had begun, with an unprecedented scandal that escaped the hands of the FIA. The Australian driver is in the middle of a contract dispute between the two teams, so the Contract Recognition Board (CRB) will have to take action on this. This three-member court will define the future of Oscar Piastri with the virtual meeting taking place this Monday, although the verdict could take up to three days.
That what the CRB decides cannot be contradicted in any way, does not mean that the movements cannot occur. According to “Sky Sports”, Alpine no longer has born melbourneso in the event of a win, it is highly likely that he will look to sell him to McLaren or transfer him to another teamas AlphaTauri in an exchange for Pierre Gasly.
However, if it’s McLaren that gets the CRB approval, they’ll be able to use it with no problem, although that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences for the ocean car. Otmar Szafnauer has already said he will take legal action if the youngster is lost to recover the money spent on his training. On another side, if the British fail to keep Oscar Piastri no way, they will have to race to find a partner for Lando Norris after he fired Daniel Ricciardo.
The battle is still on
Despite the fact that Fernando Alonso has one foot outside the team, his attachment to Enstone remains latent like the good professional he is, which was confirmed this Sunday during the Belgian Grand Prix. And it is that the duel between the two teams is also present in the championship, where the fourth place is disputed between the manufacturers, both without the possibility of reaching Mercedes and even less Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.
The Spaniard finished fifth after Charles Leclerc’s five-second penalty, while Esteban Ocon was seventh, while neither Lando Norris nor Daniel Ricciardo reached the points. As a result, the French now have 115 points, twenty more than the British, who will try to recover next Sunday in the Netherlands.
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