“Don’t think Alonso and Alpine are still close buddies!”

(Motorsport-Total.com) – It was recognized that Fernando Alonso is a grasp of paddock politics. On the primary day of the summer season break, nonetheless, he achieved maybe his masterpiece when he offered Alpine with a good feeling and introduced his transfer to Aston Martin for the 2023 Formula 1 season. With that, he is stabbed the one group he hasn’t left scorched earth, deep within the again.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is the central topic of this week’s new Formula 1 podcast


In a bid to compensate for the lack of the two-time world champion and give children an opportunity, Alpine exercised its deemed contractual proper to retain driver Oscar Piastre and on Tuesday launched him as the brand new driver for 2023. Puff cake! The Australian stubbornly refused to signal the contract and, like Alonso, made Ottmar Szafnauer look too outdated.

In a brand new version of the “Starting Grid” podcast, the moderation group Kevin Shuren And Sophie Affeldt Editor-in-Chief Christian Nimmerwall once more chronicled the occasions. It can also be clear that the whole lot began with the resignation of Sebastian Vettel on Thursday in Hungary. This resulted in speedy negotiations between Alonso and Aston Martin boss Laurence Stroll and ultimately “Piastregate”.

Weber, Alonso and Briatore School

It is suspected that Piastre’s managers Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso might have made widespread trigger when asserting the change. The two hit it off, have stored in contact even after the Australian’s Formula 1 profession and have one factor in widespread that they’ve realized quite a bit from: Flavio Briatore!

Even if Weber’s enterprise relationship with the Italian ended badly, he should have realized his tips. If so, it is a coup and would put Piastre in maybe a greater cockpit at McLaren.

But there you must resolve the way forward for Daniel Ricciardo, as he has a present contract till the top of 2023. Would you push the change with Alpine and Ricciardo again from there?

Extremely emotional within the Formula 1 paddock

No one might have predicted that the Hungarian Grand Prix would generate such a density of stories this yr. For Schuren, his first go to to the Formula 1 paddock as an accredited journalist was like visiting a toy retailer.

With a everlasting smile on his face and plenty of pleasure, he realized concerning the every day work of Nimmerwall and took the chance to take a photograph or two with the drivers.

In the podcast he talks about how he understood Vettel’s resignation, why a budget lodge additionally means there are different thrillers on the night time and how touched he was to have him on the beginning grid.

“It was the most effective weekend of my life,” says Schuren. In the podcast you get to empathize with plenty of that once more.

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