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    Alpine having a shocker

    Alpine tweet that Piastri is driving for them next season...

    Piastri tweets that he is not

    https://twitter.com/OscarPiastri/sta...27452231262210

    Rumoured he has already signed with McLaren.
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    This is gold if Alpine booted Alonso to make room for him.

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    And you critisize Ferrari for bad management?

    THIS IS BAD MANAGEMENT

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    What a disaster...
    Rest in Peace Leza, you were a true warrior...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portago View Post
    And you critisize Ferrari for bad management?

    THIS IS BAD MANAGEMENT
    True, they put hards as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
    True, they put hards as well
    They were at least committed to the one stop and it kind of worked out for them. Ferrari on the other hand used Hards with what turned out to be a 3 stopper.

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    The Renault brand is just a mess. Totally destroyed. One win in like, 4 years since Red Bull dumped them. I wouldn't be surprised if they withdraw from F1 if things don't improve in a year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS454 View Post
    They were at least committed to the one stop and it kind of worked out for them. Ferrari on the other hand used Hards with what turned out to be a 3 stopper.
    No, it didn’t work at all for them. But it gave Rueda the idea to put them on Leclerc’s car to make him lose, unless the idea had already come to him when Isola warned them, before the race, that the hards wouldn’t work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
    True, they put hards as well
    We know we don't have to hear it in every thread....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    We know we don't have to hear it in every thread....
    I’m a big fan of your kindness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
    I’m a big fan of your kindness

    Thanks, let's keep the threads on topic.
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    You're right, sorry

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    Alpine believe they are legally correct to announce him, memories of MS/Jordan/Bennetton lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS454 View Post
    This is gold if Alpine booted Alonso to make room for him.
    According to Otmar, Alonso didn't even inform them that he was seriously negotiating with AM. Alpine fully expected to retain him.
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    I think McLaren and Piastri come off looking the worst in this. Ricciardo has a contract, they're hardly better than Alpine anyway and they've already pulled the same stunt over in America with Palou. Quite pathetic display really.

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    Grabs popcorn .
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    How good is Piastri? Does his junior record place him in the same level as Verstappen, Leclerc, Russel and Norris?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC Fan View Post
    How good is Piastri? Does his junior record place him in the same level as Verstappen, Leclerc, Russel and Norris?
    3 titles in 3 years.

    Won f3 and f2 in his first year, same as Charles and George.
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    I'm having major doubts about his journey though.

    Only won F3 through consistency rather than speed and F2 was seriously depleted before last year with a lot of drivers departing. Only really had to beat Zhou to win the title and he's bang average. I think Norris will manhandle him next season thanks to the experience of the very tricky McLaren car, maybe even more so than versus Ricciardo.

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    Alpine might need to beg to Ricciardo to come back then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishu View Post
    Alpine might need to beg to Ricciardo to come back then
    But they shouldn't be too desperate especially if he asks for his usual $$$ after such abysmal performance for 2 years straight. Maybe they could pretend to talk with Hulkenberg or Vettel for leverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRizza View Post
    3 titles in 3 years.

    Won f3 and f2 in his first year, same as Charles and George.
    Is he good enough for McLaren to drop a driver like Red Bull did for Verstappen? He has 0 F1 experience except maybe during testing. Being inactive for a year straight must've screwed over his image too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC Fan View Post
    Is he good enough for McLaren to drop a driver like Red Bull did for Verstappen? He has 0 F1 experience except maybe during testing. Being inactive for a year straight must've screwed over his image too.
    Hard to tell, he has a lot of hype around him.

    Way I see it he's probably worth the risk. Riciardo is pretty bad at the moment and won't get any better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    I'm having major doubts about his journey though.

    Only won F3 through consistency rather than speed and F2 was seriously depleted before last year with a lot of drivers departing. Only really had to beat Zhou to win the title and he's bang average. I think Norris will manhandle him next season thanks to the experience of the very tricky McLaren car, maybe even more so than versus Ricciardo.
    Very true.

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