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Oscar Piastri rejects Alpine F1’s offer; May go with McLaren

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The Formula 1 fans seem to be baffled by the new developments. The latest tweet from Oscar Piastri about Alpine F1’s offer has shocked everyone.

In his recent tweet, Oscar Piastri said that he would not be part of Alpine F1 for the next season of Formula 1 in 2023. Instead, he has given signals of joining hands with Alpine F1’s rivals McLaren.

This tweet came as a shock as just one hour before Alpine F1 had announced that Oscar Piastri would be promoted and would replace Fernando Alonso for the 2023 season. Alonso had signed a multi-year contract with Aston Martin on Monday.

Alpine F1 wanted to extend its contract with 41-year-old Alonso, the oldest F1 driver on the current grid, for one more year. That is why Piastri started looking for other options and finally chose McLaren.

Due to Oscar Piastri’s rejection, Alpine F1 has become a target of mockery.

22-year-old Oscar Piastri and Alpine F1 had been together for the last four years. Piastri is the current champion of Formula 2 and was supposed to race for Alpine F1 during the upcoming season. But he had something else in his mind.

Piastri said that Alpine F1 released the statement about his next season with them without his knowledge and confirmation. There was no contract between him and Alpine for 2023.

As per sources, Oscar Piastri has done a pre-contract deal with Alpine F1’s rivals McLaren for the 2023 season. However, the details of the deal are not available yet.

McLaren has also signed contracts with Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo, Colton Herta, Pato O’Ward, and Alex Palou for the next season.

Ricciardo’s run with McLaren is not going well at the moment. It is likely that Ricciardo may leave McLaren to rejoin Alpine F1.

If Oscar Piastri does not change his decision to leave Alpine F1, then it will be a huge loss for Alpine. Not only because Piastri is a champion but also because it has invested a lot in him for his practice and a testing program of 5,000km of F1 machinery.

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