Fernando Alonso He started the summer break with a crucial novelty for his future. The 41-year-old driver will continue in the premier class of motorsports and retirement is not on his horizon. With the seat in Alpine free, doubts arise about the future occupant.
The truth is that Alpine allowed Fernando Alonso return to Formula 1 after his temporary retirement in 2018. The Asturian driver went through a 2021 adaptation season, but in 2022, with the change in regulations, the French team could not offer him a reliable car. In this context, it should be noted that there is a dilemma in the French team because the future of Oscar Piastri is linked to a rival team.
The Alpine team is in fourth place in the constructors’ championship, ahead of McLaren. Fernando Alonso He suffered from reliability problems at the start of the season and Esteban Ocon is better positioned in the world championship due to the fact that he has only suffered one abandonment. This is how Ralf Schumacher, a former Formula 1 driver, explains that Piastri’s future will be outside the French team.
Oscar Piastri is the reigning Formula 2 champion and current reserve driver for the Alpine team. The young driver has expressed his desire to be part of the grid for the upcoming campaign. This is how his current status in the French team is not ideal and he would think about leaving for the rival team, as Schumacher pointed out.
“Piastri is too big a risk for Alpine. The pressure on Alpine is increasing. We are talking about a factory team that has been investing a lot of money in Formula 1 for years, but has not been successful enough, ”said the driver regarding signing a driver who does not have experience in the premier category of motorsport.
This is how Piastri’s rookie status would represent an inconvenience for his future. Although at first it was projected that he would occupy the place vacated by “Magic” Alonso, his future will be one of the unknowns of the summer break.