Jacques Villeneuve has advised Alpine a 19-year-old racer for the 2023 season fairly than signing Pierre Gasly. Alpine at the moment has shortlisted 14 candidates for the seat.
Alpine is at the moment looking out for a potential substitute for Fernando Alonso after the latter introduced his move to Aston Martin.
Oscar Piastri was going to be the plain substitute; nevertheless, issues didn’t work out nicely for the staff. The Aussie left the staff to signal a deal with McLaren.
After this Alpine-Piastri-McLaren drama, the query nonetheless looms who will race alongside Ocon for the 2023 season? Experiences point out that Alpine has 14 potential drivers to switch the leaving, Alonso.
Nevertheless, Gasly has a cope with Pink Bull’s sister staff AlphaTauri until 2023. This implies Alpine must purchase Gasly out of the deal.
Villeneuve believes Alpine ought to look once more in their very own academy
Given how Alpine might want to purchase Gasly out of his contract, Villeneuve believes that Alpine ought to keep away from the mess once more and search for a more in-depth choice.
Villeneuve thinks that Jack Doohan, the son of motorbike legend Mick must be Alpine’s, go-to man.
“Why not take an opportunity with Doohan? As an alternative of spending a 12 months making ready him like they did with Piastri, simply put him within the deep finish and see what occurs,”
he instructed F1 TV.
“Doohan comes with a very good background – like Sainz, that actually will get the proper mindset to be on the prime stage and survive underneath strain.”
Doohan has gained 4 races in F2 this season and is part of Alpine’s driver academy.
“That’s an odd one, they have already got a French driver,”
“The 2 don’t get alongside, so don’t put them collectively, and he’s underneath contract and you must transfer mountains to get him, so it doesn’t make sense.
“And Gasly hasn’t had an excellent season on the whole.”
Each Ocon and Gasly don’t share a fairly pleasant relationship and don’t get alongside nicely. So, getting Gasly and making him adapt to the French outfit shall be trickier.
Villeneuve additionally indicated that Alpine will not be Ricciardo as an choice in the mean time.
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