British journalist’s savage Alpine remark amid Oscar Piastri debacle

Alpine are still looking for a replacement for Fernando Alonso next year.

Sky Sports reporter, Ted Kravitz, aimed a savage dig at Alpine while speaking about Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

Both drivers came into the season as part of the Alpine team, with Alonso partnering Esteban Ocon as a full-time driver, while Piastri was serving as a reserve.

The young Australian was unable to compete in the Formula 2 Championship having already won it, so he was taken on in his current role at the start of the year.

The aim was to get the 21-year-old in the car in the next few years, but it would not be next year, and there was even a chance it might not be 2025 either.

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This was because the French side were trying to tie Alonso down to a deal that went through to the end of next season, before deciding whether to give him another year or not.

Neither driver was offered any certainty as to their future, so they decided to make arrangements of their own.

The double world champion will race with Aston Martin following Sebastian Vettel’s retirement, while the former F2 champion has signed for McLaren to replace Daniel Ricciardo and partner Lando Norris.

AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda was a year old when Alonso made his debut with Minardi in 2001, while Piastri was not even born yet.

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The latter was brought up by commentator, David Croft, before Kravitz made a cheeky comment about Alpine.

“I love that stat. Also, neither of them wanted to drive for Alpine,” he remarked.

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Alonso will start Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix fifth after a splendid qualifying display, while team-mate Ocon was forced to settle for 18th after encountering brake issues in Q1.

The McLaren of Ricciardo was eliminated in the first phase in P17, while his younger team-mate, Norris, wound up in sixth for the start of the race.

Alpine came into this weekend 18 points ahead of McLaren in the fight for fourth in the Constructors’ Standings.