Alonso’s boss at Alpine negotiated a summer pilot signing… for AlphaTauri!



Alps live real Roller coaster last summer. He lived it by his own decisions, going from owning, or believing they had, Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri, as well as Esteban Ocon, by 2023 to only staying with the Frenchman after Asturian’s departure. to Aston Martin Farewell to the Australian who headed for McLaren. Despite not having a pair of drivers, the team boss was negotiating the arrival of a rider…for another team.

was, on this occasion, for AlphaTauri. Reason, Pierre Gasly, who was finally chosen from the shortlist of drivers who were considering a ride in the blue car. And this is Otmar Safnauer, Alonso’s boss Negotiating the signing of Colton Herta For those from Faenza.

This is recognized in the words posted by Motorsport.com: “I had to go to the United States and negotiating with Bryan Herta over a release from Colton’s contract.”

“I ate with them. It was because Red Bull needed a replacement for Gasly. In case that didn’t happen, He wouldn’t have been able to sign for Alpine.” Insists.

And it is that the negotiations with AlphaTauri were in this sense: “I called Franz to see if they could release Gasly. He told me no. Well, that’s great, I told him that I was happy to hear this.”

“The last thing you want is They tell you they are trying to get rid of him. They didn’t want to lose him, and I told them if they could contact Helmut Marko to see if he had a different perspective.”

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