In Alpine, the summer break is not easy and that, the French team would do well. 4th in the constructors’ standings and aiming for a Grand Prix victory in the next 3 years, the Dieppe brand is currently at the center of media discussions about the future driver of the second seat in 2023.
After the announcement of Fernando Alonso, leaving in 2023 for Aston Martin, then the surprising announcement of Oscar Piastri to refuse the seat for the next season, Alpine receives a lot of criticism, which may end in the future with a possible announcement. back to the unexpected…
Daniel Ricciardo was pushed out by McLaren
According to several British media, McLaren has informed its driver Daniel Ricciardo in recent hours of his intention to leave him at the end of the season, despite the contract that continues until 2023. To be taken with a grain of salt, if this revelation . confirmed, this would be the catalyst and result of the Piastri affair, which would undoubtedly go in the direction of the current 5th team in the constructors’ championship.
So, with the seat still open on the Alpine side, and Ricciardo still determined to drive in F1 next year, the Australian could rest his coat on his ex, Renault, now under the Alpine banner for two seasons now. .
If it remains only a concept, it is believable to a certain percentage and seems to be the most appropriate solution for the situation. However, the story should be played out between the lawyers as Piastri is linked to Alpine until 2023.
Remember, however, that Daniel Ricciardo probably learned at the same time as us and on social media that he was about to be replaced next season by his compatriot.
A better result for the 33-year-old Australian?
And if the return to Alpine will not be the best theory for him? In a difficult situation since his arrival in the British team in 2021, the Australian is being overtaken by his teammate Lando Norris, despite last year’s victory at Monza in Italy.
In the hot seat in recent weeks, a change of scenery would be welcome, especially since his time at Renault between 2018 and 2020 was more interesting with 3 podiums for him in the car apart from being able to play first places. And if the Renault project had not been “shaky” in those years (an internal reflection of a long time before choosing to go under the Alpine flag), Ricciardo would have continued his experience with the French team.
Wanting to play it safe, which is conceivable since the world of F1 is a shark environment, the latter decided to join McLaren at the end of the 2020 season. Now, new announcements are expected in the coming days or hours. We didn’t stop moving and we have to prepare for new changes, you never know!