Are you ready to dive into the high stakes world of Formula 1? Look no further than the intense battle between two teams fighting over the talented young driver, Oscar Piastri. From court cases to heated negotiations, this story has it all. After years of hard work, Piastri finally earned his coveted spot in F1, replacing the legendary Daniel Ricciardo. So, what makes Piastri such a prized driver?
Oscar Piastri started his professional racing career in 2011 with karting, after excelling in remote control car racing at the national level. Therefore, his first competitive experience in motorsports was in karting. He was able to make significant progress in karting by 2014, which allowed him to move on to his next ventures.
Piastri moved to the UK in 2016 and got his first-ever UK sponsorship from HP Tuners, owned by his father. It helped fund his racing career in GP3, F3, and F2, and the sponsorship was visible throughout his later stages in these categories.
Oscar Piastri made his single-seater debut in the Formula 4 UAE Championship in the same year, 2016, with Dragon F4, finishing P6 with two podiums.