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F1 News From The Nerds - Silly Season Special!

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Each week we bring you the Top 5 news stories from the past week.. This week is a bit different, however... With all the big news coming from the silliest of silly seasons in the last couple of days, James, Sam, Abby and Catherine do a driver contract special episode. These revolve around:

Alonso's shock move to Aston Martin

On Monday, Fernando Alonso shocked the F1 paddock with an out-of-the-blue move from Alpine to Aston Martin, which was apparently the first the French team had heard of it...

Piastri rejecting Alpine's announcement he would be driving for them

A couple of hours after Alpine had announced reserve driver and academy star Oscar Piastri would be driving for them in 2023, the Australian youngster came out and denied that was the case, definitively saying he would not be racing for Alpine next year.

Ricciardo's uncertain future

Piastri's bombshell has left the 2023 grid looking very uncertain, particularly for the underperforming Daniel Ricciardo, with his younger compatriot believed to be aiming for his McLaren seat.

Albon's new deal with Williams

And a bit of breaking news just at the start of the podcast, with Williams announcing a new multi-year contract for Alexander Albon.

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