F1: After the Piastri affair, McLaren pays Alpine

Home » F1: After the Piastri affair, McLaren pays Alpine
F1: After the Piastri affair, McLaren pays Alpine

Formula 1

F1: After the Piastri affair, McLaren pays Alpine

Posted on September 13, 2022 at 2:35 p.m. by Hugo Chirossel

In recent weeks, the Oscar Piastri dossier has caused a lot of noise in Formula 1. The FIA ​​CRB finally agreed with Mclaren and the Australian will be alongside Lando Norris next season. The opportunity for Zak Brown to send a small tackle to the team manager at Alpine, Otmar Szafnauer.

After several weeks of waiting, the verdict finally fell a few days ago. Oscar Piastritrained at Alpinewill join McLaren next season. The young Australian will replace his compatriot Daniel Ricciardo in 2023, alongside Lando Norris. the CRB (Contract Recognition Board) of the FIA proved the British team right, whileAlpine wanted to doOscar Piastri the successor of Fernando Alonso. The French team has long thought of winning in this case.

“He looks a bit silly”

Otmar Szafnauer tried to convince his team that they were within their rights. According to Zak Brownboss of McLarenthe team leader ofAlpine has been ” a bit silly in his statements. ” It was very loud, but we really didn’t comment on it. I think it was better to let things unfold and give some color afterwards. If you look at all of Otmar’s comments, he was giving a little insight into what the CRB would say and his confidence, and now I think he looks a bit silly. That’s why it’s better to keep quiet, and we can talk about it after the fact when there’s something concrete to say. “, he said, comments reported by Nextgen-Auto.

“There was a lot of noise and gesticulation on Otmar’s side”

Zak Brown has followed : ” before people saw the CRB’s decision, they didn’t know, and we deliberately kept our mouths shut. Now that this decision has been rendered in detail, what happened is clear. We saw that there was a lot of noise and posturing from Otmar’s side, but we knew the truth would eventually come out, and we just needed to see it come out rather than comment. I was not oblivious to the uproar Otmar made in August and some messages I received from fans. »

“We really didn’t think he would leave”

In an interview given to The Team, Laurent Rossi had reacted to this fileconfident in particular that “ the idea from the start was to keep Fernando for two years and place Oscar Piastri. “He also admitted that mistakes were made” on contracts, leaving a few doors open. We didn’t tie his wrists. We really didn’t think he would leave. Nobody does that. We made no mistake about our loyalty. We weren’t paid back. Piastri is not leaving for a story of a signed contract or not, since he had a contract to go to Williams as a starter in 2023. He refused it. It’s easy to say that he didn’t have one… It’s easy to refer to the missing paragraphs or forms, since he arrived with a signed contract at McLaren before the CRB (Contract Recognition Board) and that he refused to sign ours. And then above all, how do you block a driver who doesn’t want to stay with you? »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.