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Alpine F1 Team

Grosjean issues warning to Alpine ahead of crucial 2023 fight

Former F1 racer Romain Grosjean has picked out his predictions for the 2023 F1 season - including how two compatriots will fare.

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Romain Grosjean has warned Alpine that "things can go bad" between their new Formula 1 drivers as he shares his pre-season predictions.

Alpine welcome Pierre Gasly to the team in 2023, replacing Fernando Alonso who jumped ship to join Aston Martin, with incumbent Esteban Ocon partnering his fellow Frenchman.

However, Ocon and Gasly are known to not have the best relationship, despite being born in the same region of France - Normandy - around the same time, with both having eerily-similiar F1 careers to date.

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Grosjean - who raced for Alpine back in their Lotus guise from 2012-15 - believes the two battling to be the number one French driver at the French team could lead to things going 'south'.

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Despite issuing the warning, Grosjean does feel that if the two drivers are able to work together and put their differences aside, "it could be really good for Alpine" as both have matured.

Elsewhere, the now IndyCar star also focused on old teammate Alonso's switch to Aston Martin, and how rookie Oscar Piastri is going to fare at McLaren alongside Lando Norris.

The veteran of 179 F1 starts also evaluated the expected three-way title fight in 2023 between reigning champions Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes - whose record-breaking run of eight straight championships was ended last term.

You can view the full video from Grosjean below...

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