Piastri blames Alpine’s ‘lack of clarity’ for going to McLaren – Formula 1 News

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The Oscar Piastri imbroglio came to an end last Friday, when the F1 Contract Regulation Office [CRB, na sigla em inglês] determined that the pilot did not have a valid agreement with Alpine for the 2023 season and thus could sign the contract with McLaren the way it happened. Piastri, thus, will be teammate of Lando Norris next year. The pilot explained why he decided to leave Alpine when it seemed right to receive the vacancy in 2023.

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The conclusion of the process by the CRB brought new information: that Piastri signed with McLaren on July 4th – two months ago, therefore. According to the Australian, the reason he decided to leave like this was not knowing what Alpine would like to do for the following year.

At that moment, with Esteban Ocon under contract, he publicly declared his willingness to continue counting on Fernando Alonso. So, necessarily, he wouldn’t have the promised seat for 2023. He could go to F1, but probably on loan to a smaller team, along the lines of what Mercedes did with George Russell. McLaren’s chance changed the landscape.

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“CRB confirmed that I did not have a contract for the 2023 season. I was free to decide my fate, and I felt that McLaren was a great opportunity. They were very honest with me and really wanted to count on me, they were excited about the idea of ​​me staying with them”, he told the English website The Race.

“To be honest, there was a lack of clarity about my future at Alpine. They publicly stated that they would like to continue with Fernando for another year or two. And I respect that! But after being out of competition for a year, my hopes were on getting an Alpine spot,” he said.

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“The lack of clarity and, as with Fernando Alonso, a somewhat strange feeling in the negotiations, made it feel that [ficar no time] It wasn’t the right decision for me,” he said.

“With a lack of clarity around my future and ultimately a breach of trust, I felt that the very attractive offer and positive conversations with McLaren were reasons why I felt McLaren was where I would be best at. in the future”, he concluded.

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