F1 Snippets

01 September 2022

❖ Reportedly, Alpine are prepared to let Oscar Piastri leave for McLaren and has identified Pierre Gasly as a definite possibility for partner Esteban Gasly next year.

❖ Mick Schumacher’s contract with the Ferrari Driver Academy expires at the end of the season. Haas is looking for a replacement.

❖ Alonso backtracks on ‘angry’ response to crash with ‘idiot’ Hamilton.

❖ There have since been repeated suggestions that Horner, Marko and technical chief Adrian Newey might not just be ambivalent towards a Red Bull-Porsche deal but are against the idea. 

❖ Some may have written Hamilton off, but Bottas warned his tough experiences would only make him stronger and backed the Briton to win another title before he retires. 

❖ World’s Fastest Gamer winner Rudy van Buren has joined Red Bull as a Formula 1 simulator test and development driver.

❖ After months of speculation, Audi confirmed that they will enter Formula 1 in 2026 and purchase an existing team. They expect to buy Sauber, who will end their relationship with Alfa Romeo at the end of next season.