Oscar Piastri is optimistic about the 2024 Formula 1 season. According to the McLaren driver, it is the first time in ten years that the British structure can fight again at the top of the field.
Piastri made his Formula 1 debut this season with the McLaren team, where he impressed at the start of the season. Finally, the 22-year-old Australian finished ninth in the world championship with 97 points. He stood twice on the podium after the Grand Prix, and in Qatar he won the sprint race. Despite missing significant points behind teammate Lando Norris (P6 and 205 World Championship points), we can safely say that this was a very strong rookie season.
Lots of speed
Especially when you look at McLaren’s performance at the start of the year. The British team had a disappointing start to the 2023 season, but suddenly took a big step forward after the race weekend in Austria. According to Piastri, this steep development curve is promising. If he comes through System 1 When asked how he sees 2024, he sounds: “I would say, I am very optimistic. We are in a good place at the moment with great momentum, but you never know what the rest of us will come up with next season.”
He continues: “We’ve seen a change in form at Aston Martin: it was a night and day difference between the end of last year and the start of this year. You can’t stop the rest of us from doing it too. We’ve done it during the season, so there’s no guarantee that the team others will do the same. I think we are in a very good place and the team is working together very well. In the second part of the season we are getting. more and more in that. We are going to get used to being in front again. As a team we have not been in that position for about ten years. Now we are getting used to it again which is very good. I hope we can. keep it up.”