McLaren has several options if it can’t field Piastri

McLaren has several options if it can’t field Piastri


Zak Brown said McLaren had “many plans” and “various options” based on the findings of the FIA’s Contract Recognition Board.

The dispute continues between McLaren and Alpine over who will sign young Oscar Piastri in 2023. Alpine believes it has the right to keep Piastri due to the huge investment Renault has made in the young Australian.

Although it seems almost certain that Piastri is McLaren’s first choice, Zak Brown admits he is not putting all his eggs in one basket.

“We have several plansBrown told SpeedCity Advertising. A CRB meeting was held. I think we will be in a better position to provide clarification after getting the results of the meeting”

“We have various options and of course Piastri’s is the reason why we have been invited to this meeting. Let’s see how it will turn out and we will make decisions from there.”adds the American.

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“We have our test program, Colton Herta did a good job, Pato was in the car at the end of last year, he did a good job too.”

“Of course we have our situation with Alex in the United States, we will see how it goes, but we definitely intend to keep him in our Formula 1. All these drivers have won many races in very competitive championships”

“IndyCar has its place at the pinnacle of motorsport in my opinion. I think we have several different options and we will make our decision when the time comes,” he concludes.