Alpine back and forth to collect the weary Fernando Alonso, which shocked all Formula 1 fans when Aston Martin announced him as the replacement for Sebastian Vettel. Despite the apparent difficulties in the season, it was expected that his contract would be renewed over the holidays, even at Enstone’s Hall as they were confident of his continuation.
In the end, this did not happen and the Spanish driver dug a hole in the French team, which also lost Oscar Piastri, who was announced without consultation as Esteban Ocon’s new teammate and seemed to be with McLaren. was planning. In the midst of this storm, Otmar Szafner reveals the details of the plans he had with Fernando Alonso And gave his forecast as to what the weather of 2023 will be.
In the statements saved by “La Rezon”, the head of Alpine said that it was planned to be renewed year after year, so Asturian He could have kept his seat till 2024 if the results were convincing. But as he is well acquainted with Aston Martin and is aware of the signings at Enstone to face next season, he believes the two-time world champion was wrong in choosing Silverstone.
And it is no novelty that the French single-seaters outperform the English, who have a total of twenty points and are in the last position of the table. So, Otmar Szafner believes the path will continue and his team remains above Aston Martin, they also have a future projection in which they can win the race.
“I believe we can do better than the team that Fernando is going for in the time he is going there. It was a mistake and he will regret it.”
Fernando Alonso It was just the opening piece that eventually brought down the French house of cards, especially since there is no name that could replace it. Oscar Piastri refused to race with the team in 2023 and it is believed a deal with McLaren would give him a seat in Formula 1, leaving Daniel Ricciardo.
In fact, the one with the Red Bull past is one of the best options for the Aussies, as he can’t rely on Guanyue Zhou as well. The Chinese cut themselves completely off Alpine last year, when their contract expired, and are happy not to be renewed and join Alfa Romeo, where they at least had the opportunity to get a seat.