‘As far as I know it’s related to Alpine’.
It’s still unclear who will drive alongside Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo Racing in 2022. The names of several contenders have already been released, including Nyck de Vries, Guanyu Zhou and Theo Pourchaire, but the most recent driver to be linked with one switch is Oscar Piastri. Frédéric Vasseur reacts to rumors in Turkey.
Piastri leads the Formula 2 championship and is 36 points ahead. The 20-year-old driver is no longer allowed to race in F2, so Piastri will have to find another place to live if that is the case.
Piastri and alpine
Formula 1 would be a dream and it should happen at Alfa Romeo, because it is the only place left. Vasseur doesn’t think Piastri will be signed by Alfa Romeo. “He did a really good and consistent job, but as far as I know he’s related to Alpine.” Interestingly enough, Zhou has also been linked with Alpine and this is also considered to be possible. Above all, Alpine’s will and demands will be decisive.
Vasseur had previously promised that there would be clarification on the second seat by the end of September. It did not work and the team leader jokes in the presence, among other things Motorsport-Magazin.com “I did not say in September which year. It is not an easy choice, there are new rules. We have to look at all aspects and talk to all the stakeholders. We will make the decision in the weeks to come. to come.”
Or maybe Giovinazzi?
Antonio Giovinazzi is also still a contender. The Italian has been racing for Alfa Romeo since 2019 and would then start his fourth season with the Italian squad.