Formula One’s Oscar Piastri says he’s not driving for Alpine F1 next year, Daniel Ricciardo rumors swirl
Australian driver Oscar Piastri, 21, sparked a whirlwind of controversy Tuesday after disputing a post by his racing team, Alpine.
The Alpine F1 team announced Tuesday that Piastri had been promoted to a race seat for the 2023 season after being a member of Alpine’s junior program since 2020.
Shortly after announcing the promotion, Piastri took to Twitter to dispute the move, saying he would not be driving for the Alpine team in 2023.
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"This is wrong and I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023.
I will not be driving for Alpine next year."
Piastri reportedly has signed a deal with McLaren, according to ESPN.
McLaren would have to move on from driver Daniel Ricciardo to bring Piastri aboard.
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If Piastri does indeed make the move to McLaren, Ricciardo’s next move could be to Alpine, where he could fill the spot intended for Piastri.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPContract disputes in Formula One are decided by the FIA Contract Recognition Board (CRB).
Alpine F1 has reportedly appealed to the CRB to determine the validity of its contract with Piastri, according to USA Today.