‘It wasn’t easy…’: Cho makes shocking Alpine F1 confession amid ugly Oscar Piaster feud

Oscar Piastre, whose impending move to the major leagues, is the talk of the town. There has been no official confirmation yet, but multiple reports indicate that Piastre will drive McLaren next season. The up-and-coming Australian player is likely to replace the outgoing in the most extraordinary event.

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Alpine, without a valid contract, has announced Piastre as its driver for the 2023 season. The young Australian quickly and publicly refute The claim of the French national team on its social networking sites. Watching the saga unfold from a distance is the former Alpine Academy driver in Piastri, Zhou Guanyu.

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The Chinese driver recently expressed his delight at his decision to leave Alpine for a seat at Alfa Romeo last year. He said, “I have been completely released. Everything went very well because my contract was expiring at the end of last year and it was up to both of us if we wanted to continue, but then there was an opportunity with Alfa.”

“So it wasn’t easy getting out of the Alps, but I’m so glad everything went well because if I had another year I’d be kind of stuck, same now with Oscar.”

“So it’s not the best thing for me. I feel like there was an opportunity here, so I went for it, and I think it was a very good decision,” Also added the content of Alfa Romeo Man.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – July 7, 2022 Alfa Romeo Guanyu Zhou before the Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga

Until it was announced, Pastrie did not have a seat in the French circuit where Alonso was set to continue. However, Piastre is finally following in his teammate’s footsteps a season later.

Pastrie will likely have a seat in Formula 1 in 2023. But where? And this is a question that affects Daniel Ricciardo as well.

If Oscar Piastre was driving a McLaren, where would Ricciardo go?

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As it becomes increasingly clear that Oscar Piastre will be driving a McLaren, the team has to put their house in order. The first thing to do is take care of Daniel Ricciardo’s situation.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 12, 2022 Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren driver before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix – REUTERS/Hamad Al-Awal Mohammed

As the Australian is contracted until the 2023 season, McLaren may have to work on a payment deal with Ricciardo to terminate his contract a year early. This deal is highly dependent on the driver getting a seat elsewhere. However, according to reports, only four teams have contacted him in the past two weeks.

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The coming weeks will reveal some changes to the 2023 grid as the world eagerly awaits.

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