According to various sources, Oscar Piastri will take Daniel Ricciardo’s seat at McLaren for the 2023 season.
The F1 summer break is currently in progress, but forget about it being a calm time as this is the time of year when drivers’ fates for the season, and seasons, to come, are typically decided.
In fact, numerous drivers have contracts that expire at the conclusion of the current season, but movements and agreements have already been made for 2023, with Fernando Alonso replacing Sebastian Vettel as the Aston Martin driver and Alex Albon signing a new deal with Williams.
Oscar Piastri’s future, however, is still far from certain; it is now known that he will be on the grid in 2023, but it is unclear exactly what color vehicle he will be driving.
Given that he has participated in Alpine’s driver program for some time, he has been connected to the Alpine drive for a while, but there is mounting evidence that he will drive for McLaren in 2023.
Despite the fact that Daniel Ricciardo still has a contract with the Woking-based team till the end of 2023, RacingNews365 has confirmed that an agreement has been reached for Piastri to replace him.
It goes without saying that Alpine announced on Twitter that Piastri would be driving for them in the upcoming season. Piastri, who is now quite known for his social media denials, has made it an interesting story to follow in recent days.
Meanwhile, Ricciardo may be realizing that he needs to recruit a new driver for 2023 if he wants to stay on the F1 grid.