The pilot market of the Formula 1 is at its hottest. The different teams that have not confirmed their pair of drivers are in negotiations with other competitors to be able to count on their services. However, in the last hours, a rumor became very strong in the paddock of the category: Esteban Ocon might not be in Renault the next season.
The Renault team seems to be entering the 2021 season with an improved and very strong version: Change of name and colors, since it will be renamed Alpine and the design would be blue, and the arrival of Fernando Alonso. In addition, the rising figure of Esteban Ocon seemed to seal an enviable pair of drivers for many teams that have not yet defined the future.
However, in the last hours the Swiss newspaper Blick assured that the future of the French rider is on the tightrope. The person responsible for removing Ocon from the category is Pierre Gasly. The AlphaTauri driver would have communicated with the Renault team boss, Cyril Abiteboul, and would have asked about a possible transfer to the diamond mark.
Fernando Alonso, driver for the next season of the French team, assured that he has already confirmed by word the continuity of Ocon for 2021. However, in the last hours, this rumor left everyone surprised. It only remains to know what Abiteboul’s decision will be and Gasly’s statements, who will have to face this weekend the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Gasly, without Red Bull
In recent days the advisor of Red bull, Helmut Marko, assured that they do not plan to promote Pierre Gasly despite the good results he obtained in the season. Right now we are not studying the rise of Pierre. Gasly is one of our Red Bull drivers, he’s at AlphaTauri right now and he’s doing a great job there, but we also need that team to have a leader.