Alonso was the first major domino to fall in a silly season when he announced his shock 2023 transfer from Alpine to Aston Martin on the first day of his summer break .
This prompted Alpine to announce substitute driver Oscar Piastri as Alonso’s replacement for next year, but Piastri denies he has signed A deal as he prepares to move to McLaren confirmed Daniel Ricciardo’s exit earlier this week.
The madness of the driver market in Amid, the connection between Alonso, his former manager Flavio Briatore and Piastri manager Mark Weber, The latter was also managed by Briatore during his F1 career.
But Alonso denies any involvement in the move from Briatore, or that Webber is aware of something and he finds “very sad and annoying to read that plot.”
“I made this decision because I’ve been talking to the team about a contract extension for months, but it didn’t officially come and it didn’t happen,” said Alonso’s ex-Plain.
“Aston called me after Sebastian [Vettel] retired. This may not happen if Sebastian continues, moving to Aston. So they were very clear and very easy decisions for me.
“As I said, what happened after that and what happened to Oscar is totally none of my business. I’ll stay out of it completely.”
Aron So added that Briatore “is not involved in any negotiations” and he has been “always doing my thing.”
“Flavio has played some games,” Alonso Say. “But as you may know, he may have other deals with Stefano [Domenicali] and Formula 1 and the paddock club, etc., but not with me.”
Formula 1’s contract recognition committee will be A decision on Piastri’s position will be made at Monday’s hearing, which will affect Alpine and McLaren’s plans for next year.
Alonso said he was “surprised” by Piastri’s situation, but calling the Australian “is an incredible talent for any team”. Alonso wishes both Piastri and Alpine well as his third term at Enstone comes to an end.
“This year it will be my team, but my team will always be at heart because we have achieved unimaginable things when we started this relationship,” Alonso said.
“Thanks to Alpine, I am back in the sport. I just wish them the best.”
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