Oscar Piastri’s stellar rise to McLaren F1

Oscar Piastri will be part of McLaren subsequent season alongside 22-year-old British driver Lando Norris.

The 2021 Formulation 2 champion has spent the final 4 years as a reserve driver for Renault and Alpine. He is had quite a few F1 appearances such because the two-day Qatar take a look at, the place he bought to drive Alpine’s 2021 automotive.

The Australian started karting in 2014 on the age of 13, the place he constructed up his abilities to hitch Formulation Renault in 2017. He labored his manner up the motorsport ladder, touchdown his place in F4 inside the similar 12 months. Formulation 3 gave him his first huge debut within the motorsport world together with his second championship following the following 12 months.

Alpine confirmed in August that he had been promoted to a race seat for the group alongside Esteban Ocon for his or her 2023 driver lineup. Nonetheless, Piastri denied Alpine’s declare as he was planning to signal with McLaren for the 2023 season.

I perceive that, with out my settlement, Alpine F1 have put out a press launch late this afternoon that I’m driving for them subsequent 12 months. That is incorrect and I’ve not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I can’t be driving for Alpine subsequent 12 months.

Piastri spoke to Sky Sports activities about his entrance into F1:

“I am extraordinarily excited to be making my F1 debut…I am very grateful for the chance.”


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