Team boss Jost Capito makes no secret of the fact that Williams has his eye on Alpine junior Oscar Piastri to fill his Formula 1 cockpit.
He’s under contract with the French factory team. But: “George Russell was in a similar situation as Oscar is now, that he needed a seat as a Mercedes driver and Mercedes was looking for a team for him so that he could gain experience so that he could go to Mercedes. I think Alpine wants to do the same with Piastri,” said the Williams team boss in an interview with RTL / ntv.
A “loan” from Piastri to Williams is “certainly a possibility, no question,” said Capito. “But we also have to see for the future: If you really want to get to the top, you have to have your own drivers.”
The 63-year-old referred to the Williams Academy for young drivers and Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant.
The American will have his super license next year, said Capito: “He’s definitely an option because he’s our driver.”
Nicholas Latifi, on the other hand, should have no future at Williams beyond the current season.