Williams F1 does not hide that Oscar Piastri will be at the top of the list of candidates for Nicholas Latifi’s replacement in 2023.
Nicholas Latifi no longer hides the likelihood of losing Williams’ F1 seat in 2023, and team representative Jost Capito admits that the team is watching “which contract will expire”. ing.
“Next year we have a lot of options and we have to do the best for the team,” added Jost Capito.
The most obvious of these options is Renault-owned F2 champion Oscar Piastri, who has a contract with the Alpine F1 Team.
Jost Capito admits to having contact with the Alpine F1 Team.
“George Russell was in a situation similar to today’s Oscar. He needs a seat as a Mercedes driver, and Mercedes has a seat where he can gain experience so he can run in Mercedes. I was looking for it, “Jost Capito told ntv.
“Alpine now wants to do the same with Piastri.”
Jost Capito admits that Oscar Piastri’s “loan transfer” to Williams F1 is “certainly possible and unquestionable.”
“But we have to look to the future. If we really want to be the top, we have to have our own driver.”
When asked about the possibility of transferring Oscar Piastri to Williams on loan, Otmar Szafnauer, head of the Alpine F1 Team, said, “I think it’s best to ask Joest.”
“But it’s great that one of the young drivers is being sought after by the other F1 teams.”