Alonso in the Aston Team?

Alonso in the Aston Team?

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Zammy

513 posts

144 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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Pretty strong statement from Piastri saying he will not drive for Alpine, he must be sure of his move to McLaren then. So where does this leave Alpine and Ricciardo, will he go back to Alpine (Renault) and will they want him back?

TheMachMan

994 posts

203 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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According to the paper this morning Alpine had said that Piastri was clear to speak to others as they assumed Alonso would stay.
Alpine now saying they have contract still with Piastri, so suggestion is the premature press release was deliberate to warn off other teams. Bizarre!

NRS

20,374 posts

182 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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entropy said:
Nexus Icon said:
I don't understand why anyone would think Renault/Alpine would be happy 'tottering in the midfield'? If that were the case they'd take pay drivers, not a long-contract paid driver and (up until now) one of the highest paid drivers on the grid.

Also, the Renault V6 is far from being the worst out there now. I bet Ferrari wouldn't mind some of their reliability and the Vmax is always up there with the best.
For the umpteenth time why did McLaren not continue with Renault?

Or how about answer why Ricciardo quickly leaving Enstone for Woking when the opportunity arose?

How long did it take for Renault to build a competitive engine? Seems like Honda did it in half the time it took Renault with an acrimonious working relationship relationship with McLaren.
Probably because Merc had the best engine and that was likely to continue.

Just because a team doesn't build a competitive engine it doesn't mean they didn't try. All the engine manufacturers could spend £100 billion on a new engine, and one of them will still be uncompetitive.

I suspect Alpine are probably not throwing lots of money at it now, but there has been several times in the last few years they were trying to change things. This failing like means they've stopped trying more now.

cc3

1,260 posts

97 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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Alpine got this one wrong lost Alonso and their favoured reserve doesn’t want to drive for them so I guess it leaves Ricciardo ?

g4ry13

14,586 posts

236 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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Not necessarily. Ricciardo may not have a seat next season.

kambites

65,091 posts

202 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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cc3 said:
Alpine got this one wrong lost Alonso and their favoured reserve doesn’t want to drive for them so I guess it leaves Ricciardo ?
Théo Pourchaire maybe?