Update (Aug. 2, 2 p.m. ET): Oscar Piastri tweeted Aug. 2 that, despite Alpine F1 Team’s announcement he would be moving up to Formula 1 with the organization in 2023, he does not have plans to do so.
“I understand that, without my agreement, Alpine F1 have put out a press release late this afternoon that I am driving for them next year,” Piastri tweeted. “This is wrong and I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I will not be driving for Alpine next year.”
Alpine has not yet commented on Piastri’s tweet.
Piastri joins the team after spending four years as part of the Alpine race team in one form or another, most recently playing the role as a reserve driver for Alpine’s F1 team.
The Australian has won the championship in every series he’s raced in the past three years, including last year’s FIA Formula 2 championship.
As of the Hungarian Grand Prix last Sunday, Alpine F1 Team sits fourth in the constructors’ standings with current drivers Ocon and Alonso in eighth and 10th in the drivers’ standings, respectively.
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