RaceFans Round-up: Renault will get Alpine to the top

In the round-up: Gasly talks about Alpine’s Formula 1 potential as he joins the team for 2023.

In brief

Gasly sees “huge potential” at Alpine

Pierre Gasly says Alpine was the best available move for him and sees “huge potential” in the Renault-owned team. Speaking to Auto Motor und Sport, the team’s new driver said he wanted assurances of Renault’s backing for the team from its CEO Luca de Meo, plus Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi and team principal Otmar Szafnauer.

“Of course I was informed about the project and the plans for the next few years,” said Gasly. “By Otmar, by Laurent and Luca de Meo. I wanted to know how much Renault is behind this project.”

He is satisfied Renault is “fully behind” the team. “They want Alpine to fight for the top spots. They will do whatever it takes to get to the top.”

Andretti completes Indy Nxt line-up

Andretti Autosport has added James Roe Jnr to their Indy Nxt line-up for 2023, meaning they have a complete roster of four cars.

The Irishman raced in the series last year and came 12th in the standings, and before that was a race-winner in Formula Regional Americas and USF Pro 2000. His team mates this year will be USFP2000 champion Louis Foster, W Series champion Jamie Chadwick and Hunter McElrea.

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining Andretti for the 2023 Indy Nxt season,” said Roe. “To join a global team as successful as Andretti and align myself with their iconic brand is a massive moment for my career, both on and off the racetrack.

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