So the CRB decided in favor of McLaren F1 and decided that Oscar Piastri had a valid contract for the 2023 and 2024 seasons with the Woking team, which puts Alpine in the position of the biggest loser in history.
The French team, which also lost Fernando Alonso this summer, therefore handled the case of the Australian driver very badly, according to Nico Rosberg, who does not understand how such a team could have got into such a mess.
“Alpine did a terrible job,” Said the 2016 world champion.
“It’s unbelievable that a team of such prestige handled such a bad situation, they invested millions in Piastri but didn’t sign him, so he finally accepted McLaren’s offer and so it’s very difficult for them.”
Piastri will form the youngest driver duo on board with Lando Norris next year, but Rosberg warns the Briton will be a formidable team-mate.
“For Oscar Piastri’s management team, of which Mark Webber is a part, it’s a great job: they gave McLaren a very good seat.”
“It’s huge, it’s unbelievable, but even so, Oscar will have a lot to do there because Lando is a world-class driver, he has the talent to be a world champion. So it won’t be easy for him to come and do better right away.” than Daniel Ricciardo.”