Oscar Piastri he practically pulled out of the fight for the Alfa Romeo seat of 2022, but in his place there are still those who believe in his promotion to the team from Hinwil. It is his countryman Mark Webber, who often spends words of praise for the outgoing Formula 3 champion, as well as leader of the Formula 2 championship with 36 points ahead of Guanyu Zhou. Precisely that Zhou who will most likely beat him in the race for the seat of Antonio Giovinazzi: the blue will almost certainly not renew his contract with the Hinwil team and therefore will leave the only place available for next year. A place for which Zhou is the great favorite, not only because he has a suitcase full of Asian sponsorships, but also because it represents the key to recovering the Chinese market after Shanghai will most likely have to give up hosting Formula 1 also for 2022.
“The Alfa Romeo seat is the last seat available for 2022 and Piastri deserves to occupy it. Many have spoken highly of Oscar and it is good to see that the sport enjoys excellent health and a bright future. For Piastri it is not a question of if, but of when he will make his debut among the greats. Let’s see, it will be interesting months. Nothing is decided yet, there is still some confusion to resolve, and this could work in its favorWebber told the podcast F1 Nation. “He’s been doing an amazing job for quite a few years. He won Formula 3 last year, drives the Formula 2 championship this year: although there are no guarantees of ultimate success, he has the most points at the moment and is enjoying driving the car. The Alpine is very interested in him and does not want him to get out of hand: is trying to please Oscar for the future“.