There is ‘half a chance’ that Lando Norris could look to join Alpine when his contract at McLaren expires, believes Peter Windsor.
Norris is currently contracted at McLaren until the end of the 2025 campaign, but has endured a difficult start to the 2023 campaign.
McLaren has not possessed the pace to compete at the front of the midfield, as has been the case for the last handful of years.
Alpine, meanwhile, has a notably faster car despite some difficult showings at the start of the season, but managed to score a podium in Monaco through Esteban Ocon.
Windsor, a veteran F1 reporter, has suggested that the Briton could look to link up with a rival when his contract expires in two years’ time.
“I think there’s half a chance he might go to Alpine, is there not?” he said.
“I think he’s on another year so it’s a bit of a wait but Alpine are not going badly, there seems to be a lot of muscle behind that team.
“I’m only saying that because I’m trying to think of what places there might actually be for Lando. And wouldn’t that be an interesting swap.
“Alpine are looking pretty tight now, pretty good team, good looking team.”
Windsor also suggested that Red Bull could be an option for Norris – however he’d risk becoming a number two to Max Verstappen in doing so.
“I’m sure Lando doesn’t see himself as a Max wingman,” he said. “I’m sure at this stage of his career he thinks, ‘Oh, I’d love to drive a Red Bull’.
“He probably doesn’t think any more than that – just thinks how brilliant it would be to be in a mega car and to just enjoy being in a Red Bull.
“Well then the trouble would start because how’s he going to beat Max Verstappen and then what does Lando Norris become, does he become just a really good number two or what?
“I think that’s a possibility.”