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Australian
6 April 2001 (22)
Hermann Lang (6 April 1909)

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2nd (2023 Qatar Grand Prix)
2nd (2023 Japanese Grand Prix)
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101 (3.5 points per race avg)
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2023 Bahrain Grand Prix
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about Oscar Piastri

Oscar Jack Piastri (born 6 April 2001) is an Australian racing driver driving for McLaren in the 2023 Formula One World Championship after having previously served as the reserve driver for Alpine F1 Team and having previously been in the team's driver academy.

He won the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup with R-ace GP, and won the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship and 2021 Formula 2 Championship with Prema Racing. He is only the sixth driver to win the GP2/Formula 2 Championship in their rookie season, and the fifth driver to win the GP3/Formula 3 Championship and the GP2/Formula 2 Championship in consecutive seasons. Due to his success in lower formulae, Piastri is widely considered as one of the most promising young drivers in motorsport.


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2023 Lando Norris
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Piastri finished FP2 in fifth, four tenths behind the leading Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and narrowly ahead of Red Bull's Verstappen, who appeared to run with a dialled down engine as Red Hull focused on race performance.The Australian thought the times were "much closer" than expected, but was intrigued to see how much pace Red Bull has been keeping back, only to unleash it in qualifying and the ...

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The testing he did with an old Alpine gave him a head start, but that programme ended in the summer of 2022 after his move to McLaren was announced.He didn’t sit in a racing car in the second half of the year, and his Bahrain debut was his first race since the 2022 F2 finale some 15 months earlier.He not only had to go through the usual rookie learning process but also had to do it with a car ...

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New team principal Andrea Stella and McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown admitted that 2022-23 winter development targets had been missed when the MCL60 challenger was launched. The car duly failed to score a point across the opening two weekends but led by a three-stage major update package, emerged as the most credible and consistent challenger to Red Bull. Speaking exclusively to Motorsport.com, F1 ...

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In an era of no testing and with sprint events compromising track time on race weekends it’s not easy to come into a high-profile team like McLaren, especially alongside a driver of the obvious talent of Lando Norris.In addition Piastri had spent a year on the sidelines, having not raced since his last F2 event at the end of 2021. Private testing with an old Alpine in the first part of 2022 gave ...

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Compared to some of his more publicly charismatic compatriots to have raced in F1, Australian rookie Piastri appeared notably guarded whenever he was dealing with the media last season.Rather than reveal any off-track inexperience by over-sharing, being too self-deprecating or ending up in a protracted war of words with a rival driver, Piastri seemed totally unflappable.Some may have taken that ...

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McLaren missed its winter development targets and failed to score a point in the opening two rounds of the 2023 season. This came as rookie Piastri acclimatised to life in the championship.Piastri settled and found his form while the MCL60 was heavily upgraded. He then ultimately beat Norris to winning his first F1 race - with Piastri scoring victory in the Qatar Grand Prix sprint event.That ...

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Qatar sprint race winner Piastri earned plenty of plaudits throughout his maiden year in F1 and notably did not shy away from battling hard with his more experienced colleagues.  George Russell copped a five-second penalty for running off track while working to pass Piastri in Austin before Yuki Tsunoda spun in Mexico after attempting to overtake around the outside. Speaking exclusively to ...

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Piastri delivered one of the most impressive debut seasons in recent years, taking two podiums and a pole-to-flag win in Qatar's sprint as his McLaren team hit a purple patch of form after the summer break. While still some way off the race performances of his more experienced team-mate Lando Norris, who grabbed six podiums and scored over twice the number of points, the unflappable young ...

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Despite a one-off clash in the Italian Grand Prix, Norris and Piastri enjoyed a harmonious relationship in 2023, with Norris the de facto team leader in his fifth year with the Woking squad while Piastri came in as a rookie. The scoreline reflected their different experience levels, with Norris scoring over double the number of points of the Australian as well as seven podiums compared to two ...

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Following a difficult start with the MCL60, the Woking outfit introduced a successful series of updates from mid-season onwards that moved the car up the pecking order.Rookie Piastri logged two podium finishes in grands prix plus a sprint race victory, while his team-mate Lando Norris made the top three on seven occasions.Piastri hopes the team can maintain that sort of momentum into next season ...

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Bearman dovetailed his maiden F2 campaign, which yielded four wins and sixth place in the standings, with two FP1 sessions for Ferrari customer Haas. He then ran a full day for the American team in F1's post-season Abu Dhabi test as well as undertaking simulator duties.The young Briton hopes his impressive 2023 grand prix weekend cameos will lead to more mileage in 2024 as he aims to follow in ...

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The 22-year-old Australian, who finished ninth in the championship after taking a sprint win in Qatar, also took the accolade in 2020 (for his F3 season) and 2021 (F2), making him the first three-time winner of the Award.Autosport readers voted Piastri the best rookie of 2023, ahead of fellow F1 driver Logan Sargeant, Super Formula runner-up and AlphaTauri stand-in Liam Lawson, and F3 champion ...

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Piastri's stellar junior series credentials and the tug-of-war between McLaren and Alpine over his services made his debut one of the most highly-anticipated rookie campaigns in years.A low-key start to 2023 for McLaren prevented Piastri or Lando Norris from grabbing headlines, but the unflappable Australian soon delivered on his promise by pushing his more experienced team-mate in qualifying.A ...

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After a difficult start with a car that wasn't competitive, he took advantage of the team's mid-season upgrades to make a strong impression in the second half of the year.He twice made the podium in grands prix, finishing runner-up in Qatar and third in Japan, while also logging victory in the sprint event at the former.He ended the year in a respectable ninth place in the F1 world championship ...

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A disappointing qualifying for the Woking team saw the Australian start only 18th, but after avoiding the first-corner mayhem he made good progress up the order and even ran in third place for a while.However, the strategy of running the opening two stints on hard tyres after a clash with Lewis Hamilton triggered a premature first pit visit which obliged him to make a late pit stop for mediums ...

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Piastri was hit by a spinning Kevin Magnussen at the start and came into the pits to retire at the end of the first lap, but a red flag shown one tour later allowed McLaren the opportunity to repair his car and get him back out.However, like fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo, this meant he was a lap down at the resumption with no chance of recovering points, with the remaining distance becoming ...

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Piastri made contact with Yuki Tsunoda twice during a fraught battle in the second part of the race.On the second clash, the AlphaTauri driver was pitched off the road when he tried to pass on the outside at Turn 1. The FIA investigated the incident but ultimately took no further action.A few laps later Piastri was asked to let Norris by so that the British driver could attack the cars ahead in ...

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Mercedes racer Russell, who was handed a three-place grid penalty for blocking Charles Leclerc during Saturday qualifying to line up 11th, attempted to pass Piastri for seventh on lap three of 19.He eventually made the move stick with a superior burst of acceleration out of Turn 18 but ran with all four wheels straying beyond the painted white lines defining track limits on corner exit.For this ...

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Both McLaren drivers finished on the podium at Suzuka and Losail, while Piastri also took the sprint pole, which he converted into a win at the latter venue.However, the Australian, who learned the COTA track when he tested an Alpine early last year, believes that the bumps and slow corners won’t favour the MCL60."It's my second time, I've been here before, but not raced here,” he said when ...

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After several seasons where Norris has been de facto team leader at McLaren, the Briton has faced an increasingly tough challenge this season from rookie Piastri.And the Australian’s potential was made clear in Qatar when he took pole and victory in the sprint race before finishing runner-up in the grand prix itself.Norris was left kicking himself afterwards over what happened in Qatar, as he ...

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At last weekend's Qatar Grand Prix, Piastri and Norris scored McLaren's second consecutive double podium of the season, finishing just five seconds down the road from Verstappen.According to the new triple world champion, McLaren has not only announced itself as the most consistent threat to Red Bull's hegemony, but it also has the strongest driver pairing among the chasing pack."I do think that ...

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In a race with three mandatory tyre changes following Pirelli reliability concerns, drivers were able to push hard in each of their four stints rather than having to conserve their rubber for longer.Behind Red Bull's sovereign winner Max Verstappen, Piastri clinched his second consecutive podium, picking up where he left off after winning Saturday's sprint in what he described as a gruelling race ...

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Mercedes’ George Russell passed polewinner and early leader Piastri soon after a restart on lap three, but Russell’s pace on softer tyres fell away as the sprint entered its second half and Piastri repassed him to lead once more.After a poor start on mediums, Verstappen surged up to third – although his progress was hampered by no less than three safety car interventions.In the final ...

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Piastri departed from pole after topping Saturday's sprint shootout, but having started on mediums the Australian was passed by the soft tyre-shod Mercedes of George Russell on a lap three restart.But while the softs proved a handy advantage on the restarts, the more robust medium compound was clearly the way to go over the 19-lap contest.On lap 10 Piastri duly swept past Russell to retake the ...

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The 19-lap event featured three safety car periods and was characterised by the drivers opting to use soft tyres making big gains early on and the safety car restarts, before falling back as the race wore on with their rubber graining.A three-way crash that triggered the third safety car period eliminated Sergio Perez and sealed Verstappen's title.At the start, Piastri held the lead off the line ...

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