By Augustin Bouquet des Chaux
updated on 6 Sep 22 at 18:01
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The stable Alpine is still looking for a pilot for the season 2023 of Formula 1.
The Dieppe brand, taken aback by the departure of Fernando Alonso for Aston Martin and the signature of his nugget, the Australian Oscar Piastrifor McLarenwould have received the candidacy of 14 pilots for the next season according to the director of the team Otmar Szafnauer.
Among its 14 applications, one of them particularly caught the attention of the leaders of the brand with the A fléché: that of Bois-Guillaumais Pierre Gasly.
A way out
While the latter has a contract for the year 2023 and his transfer to Alpine seemed impossible, Helmut Markoboss of Red Bull and supervisor of Gasly at Alpha Tauri, himself confirmed that negotiations were indeed underway between Alpha Tauri, the Gasly team and Alpine.
I can confirm that discussions are underway with Alpine and if all the conditions are met, then he (Pierre Gasly) could leave.
Gasly, also questioned by Canal +, for his part kicked in touch, explaining that he could not comment.
A non-response that says a lot because in the small world of Formula 1, a driver who does not discuss with a competing team would have firmly denied the rumour.
So will Bois-Guillaumais Pierre Gasly and Ebroïcien Esteban Ocon be teammates next year to the delight of French fans? It takes the path.
No tension with Ocon
Among the indices which tend to confirm this theory, the recent statements of Esteban Ocon on the antenna of the radio RMC.
While the enmity between Gasly and Ocon is known to all, Esteban Ocon defused any tensions explaining that he would have no trouble working with Pierre Gasly.
He assured that this story of animosity between them “was not true at all”. A defusing operation in view of the upcoming announcement of the signing of Gasly at Alpine? The future will tell.
Whatever happens, the signing of Pierre Gasly at Alpine would be excellent news for the Dieppe brand.
An ultra regular driver, winner of the Grand Prix at Monza in 2020, the Bois-Guillaumais is clearly talented. Stuck at Alpha Tauri, he would arrive at Alpine with renewed ambitions and increased motivation.
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