Oscar Piastri denied Alpineofficial announcement that he will be part of their roster of pilots for 2023. Formula 1 season.
The French team announced on Tuesday evening that an Australian rider would take over from the Spanish rider. Fernando Alonso after he revealed that he would be racing Aston Martin instead next season.
piastres is a part Alpine driver’s academy and won the Formula 2 series last season. This season he was a reserve driver for the F1 team.
There have been many reports that piastres is currently negotiating with McLaren presumably replace Daniel Riccardo next season, and his latest statement is that he has no Alpine sit on his radar.
“I understand that without my consent Alpine Formula 1 issued a press release late tonight that I will drive for them next year.” piastres announced via social media.
“It’s wrong and I didn’t sign a contract with Alpine for 2023. I won’t drive Alpine next year.”
Alpine said about piastres in his application, in which he was announced as their new driver for a partner Stephen Okon: “In keeping with the team’s commitment to the young Australian, Oscar will be upgraded to full driver and will take Fernando Alonsoplace from next year.
“Oscar was a valued member Alpine families over the past four years. Melbourne native joins Alpine Academy after winning the Eurocup Formula Renault in 2019.
“With the support and guidance of the Academy, Oscar won the Formula 3 championship in 2020 and then won an unprecedented back-to-back title by winning Formula 2 in 2021.”