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Alpine to claim ‘compensation' for Piastri snub

Aug.8 Alpine has a right to seek 'compensation' if Oscar Piastri doesn't make his Formula 1 debut for the Renault-owned team in 2023. That is the insistence of the Enstone based team's new-in-2022 boss Otmar Szafnauer, whose former employer Aston Martin kicked off the latest ‘silly season' shakeup by poaching Fernando Alonso for next season. Adding to the humiliation, however, was that when Alpine reacted quickly by announcing reigning Formula 2 champion Piastri for 2023, the young Australian denied he would drive for the team next year. It appears certain that Piastri, 21, is heading to McLaren to replace his more than decade-older countryman Daniel Ricciardo, who is understood to...
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