Alpine issued a press launch on Tuesday afternoon by which it mentioned the 21-year-old Australian had been promoted from reserve driver to associate Esteban Ocon through the 2023 season, prompting a swift response.
Piastri mentioned in a put up on his official Twitter account: “I perceive that, with out my settlement, Alpine F1 have put out a press launch late this afternoon that I’m driving for them subsequent yr.
Oscar Piastri has insisted he is not going to be driving for System 1 staff BWT Alpine subsequent season hours after his appointment as Fernando Alonso’s alternative had been introduced.
“That is incorrect and I’ve not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I cannot be driving for Alpine subsequent yr.”
Within the Alpine announcement, staff principal Otmar Szafnauer had praised Piastri as a “uncommon expertise” who’s “greater than succesful” of creating the transfer into System 1.
Szafnauer mentioned: “Oscar is a vivid and uncommon expertise. We’re proud to have nurtured and supported him by way of the tough pathways of the junior formulae.
“By means of our collaboration over the previous 4 years, we have now seen him develop and mature right into a driver who’s greater than able to taking the step as much as System 1.
“As our reserve driver he has been uncovered to the staff on the observe, manufacturing facility and testing the place he has proven the maturity, promise and pace to make sure his promotion to our second seat alongside Esteban.
“Collectively, we imagine the duo will give us the continuity we have to obtain our long-term purpose of difficult for wins and championships.”
Simply the place the newest improvement leaves each Piastri and Alpine, who want to interchange Alonso after his resolution to go away for Aston Martin to take over from the retiring Sebastian Vettel, stays to be seen.
The Australian joined the Alpine Academy as a teen and have become simply the third man after Charles Leclerc and George Russell to win back-to-back drivers’ championships in System 2 and System 3.