Jacques Villeneuve has advised Alpine a 19-year-old racer for the 2023 season reasonably than signing Pierre Gasly. Alpine presently has shortlisted 14 candidates for the seat.
Alpine is presently looking out for a potential alternative for Fernando Alonso after the latter introduced his move to Aston Martin.
Oscar Piastri was going to be the apparent alternative; nevertheless, issues didn’t work out nicely for the group. The Aussie left the group 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? Studies point out that Alpine has 14 potential drivers to switch the leaving, Alonso.
Nonetheless, Gasly has a cope with Crimson Bull’s sister group 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 better possibility.
Villeneuve thinks that Jack Doohan, the son of bike legend Mick must be Alpine’s, go-to man.
“Why not take an opportunity with Doohan? As a substitute of spending a 12 months getting ready him like they did with Piastri, simply put him within the deep finish and see what occurs,”
he informed F1 TV.
“Doohan comes with a very good background – like Sainz, that actually will get the precise mindset to be on the high stage and survive underneath strain.”
Doohan has received 4 races in F2 this season and is part of Alpine’s driver academy.
“That’s a wierd 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 need to transfer mountains to get him, so it doesn’t make sense.
“And Gasly hasn’t had an excellent season normally.”
Each Ocon and Gasly don’t share a reasonably 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 just isn’t taking a look at Ricciardo as an possibility in the intervening time.
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