FIA confirms Oscar Piastri’s contract with McLaren – L’Équipe

Oscar Piastri will drive for the McLaren team next season, his contract with the British team having been deemed valid, unlike the one Alpine thought he had with the young Australian. The International Federation (FIA) issued its decision on Friday. Piastri (21) was at the heart of a legal imbroglio, McLaren and Alpine both claiming to have a contract with him next season. Finally, the F1 Contract Recognition Board (CRB), an ad hoc arbitration body, ruled in favor of McLaren. “We have a young and exciting squad,” McLaren boss Zak Brown “We are delighted to see (Oscar Piastri) join the team for 2023,” McLaren boss Zak Brown said. of the FIA’s decision, that the Australian had signed a multi-year contract with his team. With Lando (Norris) and Oscar, we have a young and exciting team with huge potential. This puts us in a good position to achieve our future ambitions. “The Alpine team, for its part, “took note” of the decision of the International Federation. “We consider the matter closed (…) and we will announce our full driver line-up for 2023 in due course.” After the departure of Fernando Alonso for Aston Martin, the French team is looking for a driver, alongside Esteban Ocon, who could be his compatriot Pierre Gasly.