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Briatore ‘handwriting' all over Piastri saga

Aug.10 Flavio Briatore's 'handwriting' is all over the Oscar Piastri affair. That is the sensational claim of former F1 driver Christian Danner, after Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer admitted some 'sharing of information' could indeed have taken place. The rumour is that Piastri's manager Mark Webber, Aston Martin defector Fernando Alonso and Briatore himself – who was instrumental in both former F1 drivers' careers – put their heads together to engineer Piastri's shock signing by McLaren. The latest reports suggest the Contract Recognition Board has already approved the McLaren deal, with Piastri's other contract being only with Alpine's driver academy – not the Enstone...
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