Alpine reportedly contacted Sainz to replace Ocon

Alpine reportedly contacted Sainz to replace Ocon
Alpine reportedly contacted Sainz to replace Ocon

The Alpine team would have moved up a gear and would have made a first offer to Carlos Sainz with a view to the 2025 season. The current Ferrari driver would replace Esteban Ocon whose departure has already been confirmed.

Despite a complicated 2024 season marked by tensions between Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, Alpine does not lack ambition for 2025. After the return of Flavio Briatore as executive advisor, the team seems to want to recruit from Ferrari.

The departure of Esteban Ocon already made official, Alpine F1 dreams of convincing Carlos Sainz to sign. According to information revealed this Monday by the Motorsport.com site, the Spanish driver has even already been the subject of a first offer. Announced with insistence on the side of Audi (ex-Stake F1 and ex-Sauber) or Williams, Charles Leclerc’s teammate within Scuderia Ferrari could be tempted by Alpine.

Alpine better equipped than its rivals to convince Sainz?

Already with Renault in 2017 and 2018, Carlos Sainz competed in 25 races there before joining McLaren then Ferrari. Victorious in the Australian GP in March, the Spaniard also scored three other podiums this season with the Italian team. Provisionally fourth in the driver rankings, Carlos Sainz could therefore be convinced by the Alpine project.

Unlike the Spanish driver’s two other contenders, the Enstone-based team managed to take points in the last two races of the season in Canada and Barcelona.

Seventh in the constructors’ standings, Alpine could therefore constitute a more attractive challenge than Williams or the future Audi team.

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