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Alpine CEO claims he would've allowed Oscar Piastri to join McLaren on this condition

Midway through last season, the F1 paddock was sent into overdrive by Sebastian Vettel’s retirement announcement. Despite being on the verge of agreeing a contract extension with Alpine, Fernando Alonso decided to jump ship and move to Aston Martin to replace Vettel, leaving Alpine with an empty seat for 2023. The team swiftly announced that their academy driver Oscar Piastri would make the step up to partner Esteban Ocon in 2023, but Alpine certainly did not expect what happened next. Piastri took to social media to sensationally reject a race seat at Alpine, claiming that he was not obligated to race for the team despite his academy contract. READ: Juan Manuel Correa lambasts FIA...
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