F1 2023 news, Alpine, McLaren, rivalry, Otmar Szafnauer, Zak Brown, Oscar Piastri, Daniel Ricciardo, driver market, contracts, silly season

Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer says he’s happy that he lost the battle for Oscar Piastri’s contract because his team has ended up with a better driver line-up. Alpine went through a public break-up with former protégé Piastri when the Australian revealed in the middle of the season that he would leave the French team’s junior … Read more

Fernando Alonso ‘integrity’ questioned by Alpine boss Ottmar Szafnauer – Oscar Piastri exit ‘not final yet’ | F1

Alpine suffered a double-blow, first learning of Alonso’s decision to join Aston Martin in 2023 then being thwarted after announcing Oscar Piastri as his replacement when the driver reacted “that is wrong”. Team principal Szafnauer told El Confidencial about Alonso’s shock exit: “I believe that I am a man of integrity and that if I … Read more