Oscar Piastri is a driver for the McLaren team, making his Formula 1 debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2023. Hailing from the Alpine development program, the Australian is renowned for his exceptional talent. He achieved notable success by clinching victories in both the Formula 3 (2020) and Formula 2 (2021) championships during his inaugural seasons in these racing categories.
Oscar Piastri’s F1 Journey: A Rising Career
In Bahrain, for his inaugural Grand Prix, he secures the eighteenth position in qualifying. However, during the race, he is forced to retire on the thirteenth lap due to electronic issues.
He earns his first points at his home Grand Prix, finishing in eighth place.
In September 2023, McLaren announces an extension of his contract until 2026. Piastri secures his maiden podium at the Japanese Grand Prix. Additionally, he clinches victory in the Sprint Race at the Qatar Grand Prix. The following day, Piastri finishes second in the main race, trailing Max Verstappen.
In 2020, Oscar Piastri clinched the Formula 3 championship title
After completing the pre-season tests for the 2020 Formula 3 season with Prema Racing, Oscar Piastri joins the Italian team alongside Logan Sargeant and Frederik Vesti. Starting from March 1st, former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber becomes his manager.
Piastri kicks off his season by winning the main race of the first round at the Red Bull Ring, despite an early-race contact with Spanish driver Sebastián Fernández. He continues to achieve strong results with 13 points-scoring finishes and 5 podiums, including another victory in the sprint race in Barcelona.
Engaged in a title battle with Sargeant and Théo Pourchaire throughout the season, the Australian secures the championship in the final race at Mugello, finishing seventh while Sargeant retires early in the race. Piastri concludes the season with 164 points, 3 points ahead of the Frenchman and 4 points ahead of his teammate.
In October, Piastri takes his first laps in a Formula 1 car at the Sakhir circuit alongside Christian Lundgaard and Zhou Guanyu, fellow members of the Renault Sport Academy, driving a Renault R.S.18.
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