A future World Champion is on the way for McLaren's Piastri


Oscar Jack Piastri, an Australian racing driver for McLaren, competes in Formula One. Although he is the youngest driver on the grid, he has already displayed remarkable abilities in the sport. Piastri, a rookie in Formula 1, has been called a "future world champion" by McLaren Racing team boss Zak Brown based on his early 2023 performances.

In order to retain the services of Piastri, who won the Formula Renault Eurocup (2019), FIA F3 (2020), and F2 (2021) titles on his ascent up the junior single-seater ladder, McLaren let go of eight-time grand prix champion Daniel Ricciardo a year before the expiration of his contract. Piastri earned his first F1 points with an eighth-place finish in his native Australia, despite the McLaren MCL60's limitations this season due to heavy drag and its sensitivity to shifting balance in low-grip situations.

Even though he had a stomach ailment, he was also ranked 10th in the Azerbaijan sprint event. A brake-by-wire malfunction last time out in Miami and an electrical issue that made him leave the Bahrain opening were further setbacks for Piastri's season. Nevertheless, McLaren Racing CEO Brown believes Piastri will be a champion of the future as long as the Woking team can provide him with more competitive machinery He has really pleased us, Brown added. He is really concentrated. Really, he hasn't made any significant errors. The occasional lock of a wheel here and there is just normal limit-seeking behavior.

We may have a potential world champion on our hands even if he hasn't competed on all the circuits utilized so far in 2023. Now all that remains is to get him a faster car. The new team principal, Andrea Stella, has consistently given Piastri positive feedback, while teammate Lando Norris claims he is more competitive than Ricciardo. "Oscar has been impressive since we've had him in the car," Brown continued, adding that McLaren was unable to come up with a stronger drive lineup at this time. He is really wise. He is very technical and highly dedicated.


"I couldn't imagine a greater pairing of drivers than Lando and Oscar... Oscar did an excellent job, and now he and Lando are exchanging lap times, which is what you want. They have the perfect combination of skill and experience to ensure success, and their enthusiasm for the sport is truly inspiring.