Formula One is famed for people making ruthless decisions

Hamilton was about to be ditched by Ron Dennis when Brawn and Mercedes came calling in the nick of time.

Daniel Ricciardo has now been sacked by Zak Brown mid way through his 2 year contract with the team.

Yet the Aussie should not take it personally given the historic tales of how the ‘Piranha Club’ operates.

Damon Hill was given his marching orders by Frank Williams during the season while he was in the process of winning the drivers’ world title for the team in 1996.

Damon Hill remarkably became the fourth Williams driver in 9 years who won the drivers’ title but was subsequently released the following season.

Frank was indeed ruthless in pursuit of the next great ‘thing’.

Surely it is a no brainer that Alpine recruit the scorned McLaren driver for next season.

Because seriously the other options after they cocked up the Alonso/Piastri situation – are bleak indeed.