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Oscar Piastri, McLaren, 3rd position, Andrea Stella, Team Principal, McLaren, Lando Norris, McLaren, 2nd position, with the trophies
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The long term potential that elevates F1 2023’s star appointment 

Several noteworthy signings were made prior to the 2023 Formula 1 season that had an impact on their team's performances. But according to MATT KEW, an internal promotion at McLaren trumps all others as the most significant, with Andrea Stella's appointment as team principal ensuring plenty of bang per buck

Fernando Alonso grew bored with Alpine not offering a long-enough contract, so he signed for Aston Martin in double-quick time when Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement. McLaren won the court case to recruit rookie sensation Oscar Piastri. Haas thought Mick Schumacher crashed too often so recalled qualifying ace Nico Hulkenberg.

Last year’s Formula 1 driver market ‘silly season’ was especially turbulent. But of all the shuffles and switcheroos, 2023’s star appointment is surely found outside the cockpit.

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