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Exclusive: Alpine narrows driver search to six as Rossi keen to move on from Piastri

Interview To news overview © XPBimages Laurent Rossi's immediate task as Alpine CEO is to fill a promising Formula 1 race seat as soon as he can - something he did not think he would have to be doing when the paddock went on its summer holidays after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Cue a Fernando Alonso-shaped bombshell at 9am the next morning - stating that he abandoning the project to jump ship to Aston Martin, having been provided the multi-year contract he craved. But Alpine's back-up plan was clear - it would promote reserve and junior driver Oscar Piastri in 2023 to a race seat. Problem solved. Until Piastri publicly turned the offer down on social media, declaring that he would "not...
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