F1 News: Here’s why Oscar Piastri fiasco set a ‘dangerous precedent’ for F1, according to Alpine CEO

F1 News: Here’s why Oscar Piastri fiasco set a ‘dangerous precedent’ for F1, according to Alpine CEO

All the drama surrounding Alpine’s alleged contract with Oscar Piastri for the 2023 F1 season seems to have settled down now. The French outfit’s CEO Laurent Rossi has now claimed that it is imperative that the FIA ​​clearly lay down the regulations regarding driver contracts. Speaking about the steps taken by Oscar Piastri in an … Read more

McLaren saga will follow Oscar Piastri “even if he matches Michael Schumacher” : PlanetF1

Laurent Rossi believes the manner of his exit from Alpine will always stick with Oscar Piastri even if he goes on to become a great success. The 21-year-old is tipped to be the next big thing in Formula 1 but is entering the sport in difficult circumstances having become the center of a very public … Read more

Christian Horner would’ve put Oscar Piastri ‘under lock and key’ as a junior : PlanetF1

Seemingly the most wanted rookie on next year’s grid, Christian Horner says he “regrets” not signing “significant talent” Oscar Piastri when he had the chance. Racing for Arden Motorsport, the team that Horner founded, Piastri was already showing himself to be a talented racer with three podiums in the Formula Renault Eurocup. But, parting ways … Read more

McLaren must give rookie driver Oscar Piastri ‘the time to ramp up’ : PlanetF1

Having created more headlines than just about any rookie before him, Andreas Seidl says McLaren are fully wary of the challenges Oscar Piastri will face next season. Piastri dominated Formula 1 headlines for the month of August, if it wasn’t Alpine saying something about his integrity, it was pundits giving their views on what was … Read more

Alpine considering axing young driver program after Oscar Piastri furore : PlanetF1

Laurent Rossi believes the Oscar Piastri affair has “scratched” F1 and said Alpine may abandon their academy as a result. Alpine were very publicly snubbed by Piastri during the summer break as they sought to promote him to replace Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso. The matter was eventually taken to the Contract Recognition Board, the case … Read more

“He never told us”- Alpine CEO backs Otmar Szafnauer’s claims in Oscar Piastri fiasco

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi backed his F1 team’s principal Otmar Szafnauer’s claims that the team was unaware of Oscar Piastri’s signing with McLaren. The Frenchman explained that the team had managed to find the Australian a seat with Williams before they lost him to McLaren. Explaining the whole fiasco with Piastri, the Alpine CEO said: … Read more

Alpine admit they made some ‘legal technical mistakes’ in Oscar Piastri saga : PlanetF1

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has admitted that the team made some “legal technical mistakes” in the handling of Oscar Piastri. Piastri’s eventual move to McLaren was the story of the summer with both his new and current team fighting over who had the legally binding contract. The case was taken to the Contract Recognition Board … Read more

Nico Rosberg tells Alpine ‘this is a business as well’ about Oscar Piastri case : PlanetF1

2016 F1 champ Nico Rosberg feels some sympathy for Alpine about what happened with Oscar Piastri, but said this is a “business” after all. When Fernando Alonso made the call to swap Alpine for Aston Martin from 2023, Alpine thought they had the ideal solution in mind, that being their reserve driver and 2021 Formula … Read more

Zak Brown says Otmar Szafnauer “looks a little silly” after Oscar Piastri ruling : PlanetF1

As Alpine continue to pass comment on Oscar Piastri, Zak Brown says it would have been best for the team to remain silent as now they look a “little silly”. Piastri kept the Formula 1 headlines rolling throughout the summer break as the Australian found himself in the middle of a contract saga involving Alpine … Read more