Oscar Piastri will drive for the McLaren team next season, his contract with the British team having been deemed valid, unlike that which Alpine thought it had with the young Australian. The International Federation (FIA) issued its decision on Friday.
Piastri (21) was at the heart of a legal imbroglio, McLaren and Alpine both claiming to have a contract with him next season. Finally, the F1 Contract Recognition Bureau (CRB), an arbitration body ad hocagreed with McLaren.
“We have a young and exciting team”
” We are glad to see (Oscar Piastri) join the team for 2023said Zak Brown, the boss of McLaren, who also announced, in the wake of the FIA decision, that the Australian had signed a multi-year contract with his team. With Lando (Norris) and Oscar, we have a young and exciting team with enormous potential. This puts us in a good position to achieve our future ambitions. »
The Alpine team has, for its part, ” taken noteof the International Federation’s decision. ” We consider the case closed (…) and we will announce our full driver lineup for 2023 in due course “. After the departure of Fernando Alonsofor Aston Martin, the French team is looking for a driver, alongside Esteban Ocon, who could be his compatriot Pierre Gasly.