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Formula 1 – Alpine | Who to replace Fernando Alonso?

In just a few hours, Alpine managed to make people forget about Ferrari’s strategic disaster during the Hungarian Grand Prix. A tour de force that delights us. But now it’s time to (finally) find a driver for next season.

After eating a space wind in front of the whole world, the Alpine team doesn’t have much time to find a driver for next year. Should she call back an ex or give in to the panic buy? At the FFL, we thought about the pilots who could ensure during the 2023 season.

Daniel Ricciardo

From a chronological point of view, Renault’s most recent ex is none other than Daniel Ricciardo. That’s good, for the Australian it’s hess too. Just like Alpine with Aston Martin, Daniel had the bad idea to connect on social networks during his vacation. Half a word, he understood that his seat for next year is no longer reserved for him. Ciao Daniel, ciao Oscar.

What if the two broken hearts decide to unite again? On this point, we are in agreement, it is the logical continuation. And if we go to the end of this reasoning, we can even hope to see this duo reform. Just imagining it gives us chills.

Oscar Piastri

Imagine. Oscar not only refused the seat of Alpine, he decided to finish them against the whole world. And we can safely say that this attempt is a resounding success. But nothing has been signed or official on his side for next season. Scavengers par excellence, we can’t help but imagine an FFL ending for the Melbourne native. Snub Alpine to finally be nexted by McLaren. And come back, head down, in the Alpine lap, accepting the SMIC limit to drive. It would then be his best move in F1, even before having competed in any race.

Pierre Gasly

How not to think of a Frenchman to join a French team? In addition, this transfer would allow him to find his great friend Esteban. Really, we only see positives to this hypothesis. Do you still doubt the sibling connection between Pierre and Esteban? You are bloody gossips. You just have to remember the 2018 French GP for its return to France. Popcorn please!

Only one problem persists: Helmut Marko. The Austrian has decided to lock Pierre into the Red Bull fold until the end of his life. Gasly is more likely to find his wheel at Red Bull than to go to Alpine. That is to say.

Theo Pourchaire

It’s not just Pierre Gasly who can help form a Franco-French doublet at Alpine next season. Théo Pourchaire appears as a choice cocorico alternative. Second in the F2 championship, it could nevertheless be that his membership of the Alfa Romeo fold does not allow him to make such a move. But hey, didn’t Alpine just create a case law on these famous “bosoms” with the departure of Piastri?

Charles Leclerc

What if he was the one who finally had the keys to this file? Faced with the abracadabrantes strategies of Ferrari, one would understand if Charles begins to get tired of the Scuderia. With Alpine, they would also speak two common languages: French and racing strategies that hold water. From there to say that Leclerc would have more chance of becoming world champion with Alpine than Ferrari? There is only one step. We’re going overboard, but that’s why you’re reading us.

Charles Leclerc trying to understand the strategy of his strategists.

Romain Grosjean

If his best years in F1 were at the wheel of a Haas, we should not forget too quickly that Grosjean is also an ex-Renault. Lurking in the shadow of Fernando Alonso at the time, he could finally take the light at the expense of the Spaniard. Mark Webber, Oscar Piastri’s manager, couldn’t do a nastier trick to Alpine. It was he himself who had called Romain a “crazy first round”.

In the meantime, Romain is following this series closely. Should we see a sign there?

Alain Prost

It was while thinking of Alain that we understood that the logic of calling back your ex sometimes had limits. Aged 67, it is perhaps a little late to recall it. Recontacting Prost is like sending a message back to an ex who is now married with three children and who finds herself retired in a year. But one detail makes us think twice. Besides the fact that Prost has some notions in piloting, the planets could indeed align for next season. Renault driver from 1981 to 1983, the team will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his departure next year. And what better birthday present than to offer him a steering wheel? We cast a wide net, of course. But rest assured, Otmar is in the same situation as us.

Manuel Valls

After his failures as mayor of Barcelona and in the last legislative elections, Manu is desperately trying to reintegrate professionally. Actively looking for a job, he might not say no to F1. In addition, Valls could form a French doublet with questionable Spanish accents with Esteban Ocon. On the other hand, Alpine will have to forget the proposal made to Alonso, namely a season plus an option. With Manu, it’s a minimum of five years.

Igor Tudor

The new OM coach is off to a sensational start: only one victory in the five friendlies, and part of the locker room is already behind. Enough for the supporters to demand his departure, while the bugger signed on July 4 only. If the trend is confirmed, it could well be that the Croatian finds himself on the job market before the Grand Prix of Spa-Francorchamps.

Samy Naceri

Speed ​​clearly does not scare him. And what’s more, he’s French. Send your best email Otmar!

james bond

This would undoubtedly be Alpine’s greatest revenge. After being swiped Alonso by Aston Martin, the French team could steal the jewel of its English counterpart: James Bond. To see Agent 007 driving a French car would be a lèse-majesté crime. And that wouldn’t displease us. Far from there.

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