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Vasseur: Alpine unlikely to release Piastri for Alfa Romeo

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Race winner Oscar Piastri of Australia and Prema Racing celebrates on the podium during the feature race of Round 6:Sochi of the Formula 2 Championship at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2021 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images)

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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