McLaren, Aston Martin & Alpine ‘Walked Into a Bar’…: Twitterati Awaits What Happens Next as Dramatic F1 Trifecta Face the Cameras Together at Belgian GP

Published 08/25/2022, 5:33 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during the drivers parade REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The 2022 F1 summer break was one of the most interesting periods in terms of news, controversies, updates, and confusion. The stormy silly season kept the fraternity entertained as Alpine, Aston Martin and McLaren fell prey to the drama the season brings. As the summer break is finally over with the Belgian Grand Prix this week, F1 fans on Twitter were excited to see what the tensions of the driver market have to bring.

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From drivers choosing retirement to drivers jumping ships to teams getting confused about their drivers, it has been a good period in the world of F1. Heavyweights like Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo, and Oscar Piastri all got involved along with their teams.

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Everything started when Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement a few weeks back. The former Ferrari driver opened up his Instagram account only to announce his retirement from the sport at the end of this season.

What did F1 fans say about the trinity of McLaren, AM and Alpine?

FIA has allotted Otmar Szafnauer of Alpine, Mike Krack of Aston Martin, and Andreas Seidl of McLaren to have the press conference for the Belgian GP on Saturday. This decision made the F1 fans go crazy. Soon after this, the fans started relating this to Alonso, Piastri, and Alpine row.

This wasn’t all. There’s more to it. While many think this was co-incidentally done, some disagree. They think this was done only for the memes.

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As things stand, McLaren is yet to announce a replacement for Daniel Ricciardo. Even though Oscar Piastri could be a choice but it’s all up for the official announcement. Whereas Fernando Alonso will move to Aston Martin at the end of this year. All in all, things have been pretty spicy over the last few weeks.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

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