Consistent Piastri now genuine F2 title contender

Oscar Piastri has two straight titles under his belt. He won Formula Renault Eurocup and FIA Formula 3, but still the Australian didn’t top a lot of lists as a title candidate before the season. Gain experience this first year and launch a title assault in your second year, right? Well Piastri is having non of that.

It took Oscar Piastri (Prema) just two races to open his winning account in Formula 2. But Monaco really showed the Aussies strength: consistency. In his championship year in FIA F3 he won only two races, but aside from two retirements and an 11th he always finished in the points. This season he is one of only three drivers that scored points in all but one race.

Here’s the 20-year-old, who now sits second in the standings, on his Monaco weekend. “We scored P8 which was pretty much the goal we chased for this race (Race 1), staying in the top-10 and secure a good starting position for race 2. It wasn’t the most eventful of races from my point of view but I’m pretty happy with that.”

“We had a very solid day (Saturday) with P2 in the second sprint race and the feature race. I think we maximised pretty much everything we could this weekend. In Race 2, we got to the lead early on, but we just struggled for grip. I tried to defend for the lead a bit, but it was inevitable that we were going to be overtaken. Then in the feature race, everything went well, we had a good strategy and a good pitstop. We got good points and a couple of trophies at Monaco which is always cool. I’m very happy with our progress. It’s great to get back and have another good weekend.”

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