Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur says Formula 2’s Oscar Piastri is unlikely to claim the last F1 seat due to his ties with Alpine.


  • Piastri is part of the Alpine Academy, something which would interefere in a contract with Alfa Romeo.
  • While Vasseur thinks Piastri is doing a good job in Formula 2, he doesn’t think Alpine will release him, stating he understands why such decision would happen.

What he said:

  • “Oscar is doing a very good job. But as far as I know and I understand that he’s linked with Renault, or Alpine.”
  • “I didn’t discuss with Alpine about this but if you invest in a driver for all the junior series and to have a long-term program with him, I don’t see the point to let him go to another team in F2. It would be strange.”

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