Defection opens door for Piastri position in F1

Lui Zacher
August 1, 2022 / 9:16 pm

Oscar Piastri 2017 British F4 Knockhill Sunday R4 cropped

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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