Oscar Piastri has denied news that he will be racing for Alpine, after the French team announced they would be promoting him to Formula 1 for the 2023 season.

Following back-to-back FIA Formula 3 and Formula 2 titles, the Australian served as their reserve driver for this year and earlier on Tuesday, the team released a statement saying that the 21-year-old would be promoted to a full-time seat alongside Esteban Ocon for next season.

However, Piastri took to social media to announce that: "I understand that, without my agreement, Alpine F1 have put out a press release late this afternoon that I am driving for them next year," he wrote.

"This is wrong and I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I will not be driving for Alpine next year."