Oscar Piastri is a young and talented racing driver who has made a name for himself in the junior racing ranks. The Australian driver has competed in various junior formulas such as Formula 4 and Formula 3, and has shown great potential as a future star in the sport.
Piastri’s junior racing career began in 2016, when he made his debut in the Australian Formula 4 championship. He quickly made an impact, winning his first race in the series and finishing the season in third place overall. He followed this up with a successful campaign in 2017, winning the championship and establishing himself as one of the top young drivers in the country.
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In 2018, Piastri made the step up to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He had a strong debut season, finishing in ninth place in the standings and scoring several podium finishes. He also made his debut in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, finishing in fourth place.
The following year, Piastri moved to the newly-rebranded FIA Formula 3 championship. He had a strong campaign, winning three races and finishing in third place in the standings. He also made his debut in the Formula 2 championship, competing in the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi.
In 2020, Piastri took another step forward by joining the Renault Sport Academy as a development driver, and he was also in the Prema Racing team for the F3 championship. He had a great season, winning the championship and being the first Australian to win the FIA Formula 3 championship.
Piastri’s junior racing career has been marked by consistent performances, strong results and a clear trajectory for the future. He’s considered as one of the most promising drivers in the junior ranks and his performance in the 2020 F2 championship, where he dominated the season, has caught the attention of many in the F1 paddock.