Defection opens door for Piastri position in F1
August 1, 2022 / 9:16 pm
Victorian motor racing ace Oscar Piastri could be racing in Formula One next year
Piastri won last year’s Formula Two championship, and was expected to be a shoe-in for the elevation to a Formula One seat ahead of this year’s season, however the best he could get was reserve driver for Alpine.
Formula One veteren Fernando Alonso announced a shock defection to Aston Martin on Monday leaving an empty seat and Piastri the obvious successor to race in 2023.
The 21-year-old would join Mclaren’s Daniel Riccardo in representing Australia.
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