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F1 Podcast: What's next in F1's 2023 driver market?

Max Verstappen took his tenth win of 2022 at the Dutch Grand Prix to continue his march towards the title, but once again there was plenty of attention on off-track matters, with Oscar Piastri confirmed at McLaren for 2023, and Alpine left licking their wounds and searching for another driver.

With only a week having passed since the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, F1 engines roared again last weekend for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Max Verstappen took his tenth win of 2022 and the 30th of his career to the delight of a partisan crowd, but had to work harder for his win than he had at Spa, with Mercedes proving to be tough opposition on an alternate tyre strategy. Joining Michael Butterworth to discuss the Dutch Grand Prix weekend is Dieter Rencken, Editorial Director of RacingNews365 . Off-track, one of the worst-kept secrets of recent times was confirmed last week, as F1's Contracts Recognition Board ruled that Oscar Piastri would indeed be able to race for McLaren in 2023. A tug of war for Piastri's services had developed between the Woking squad and his current employers Alpine, who had designs on promoting him to a race seat next year to replace the outgoing Fernando Alonso. However, with Alonso off to Aston Martin and Piastri set to join McLaren, Alpine suddenly find themselves with only one contracted driver - Esteban Ocon - instead of three. How did they end up in this situation, and what's next for the French squad? Rumours suggest that Alpine are keen on replacing Alonso with Pierre Gasly, but that move may be contingent on AlphaTauri finding a replacement. The Faenza team are linked with Colton Herta, but the American may not be granted a Super Licence to race in F1. Are the FIA's Super Licence points unfairly biased against drivers coming from IndyCar? And with uncertainty surrounding the F1 futures of Daniel Ricciardo and Mick Schumacher, what's next for that duo? All this and more on this edition of the RacingNews365.com F1 podcast!

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