|P.o.B.||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|D.o.B.||6 April 2001|
|Début||2021 Bahrain Sprint Race 1|
|Formula Two Career|
|Entries||0 (0 Starts)|
Oscar Piastri (born 6 April 2001 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian racing driver, who will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut at the start of the 2021 season. The reigning FIA Formula 3 Championship Champion, Piastri would race for Prema Racing in 2021, with backing from the Renault Sport Academy.
Piastri began his career in karting at the age of ten, becoming a professional in 2014 as he claimed numerous national titles in his native Australia. A move to Europe followed in 2015 to allow the Australian racer to compete in the European and World Championships, before he made his debut in a single seater in 2016. Piastri duly joined the Formula 4 UAE Championship that season, claiming sixth in the Championship with two podiums.
Aussie Aspirations: 2017 - 2020
2017 saw Piastri remain at F4 level, although he instead moved into the British F4 Championship with Arden. There, Piastri would have an impressive debut season, claiming six victories en-route to finishing as runner-up to Jamie Caroline, earning Piastri a seat in the Formula Renault Eurocup for 2018. That season saw Piastri, again competing for Arden, claim three podiums en-route to ninth in the Championship, with the Australian racer also taking part in the end-of-season test for the GP3 Series.
The 2019 season saw Piastri move teams in the Eurocup, a ploy which appeared to work as the Australian racer claimed four victories and the Championship crown. That earned him the attention of Renault F1, who added him to their Academy roster, as well as Prema Racing who added the Australian racer to their FIA Formula 3 Championship squad for 2020. After a delayed start to the season, Piastri emerged as a major title pretender, and would duly claim the Championship on the final day with two wins, edging out Théo Pourchaire by three points.
Formula Two History
Piastri was heavily linked with a promotion to the FIA Formula 2 Championship after his triumph in the 2020 F3 Championship, with Prema Racing expected to retain his services for 2021. Confirmation of those reports was subsequently made on 1 December 2021, with Piastri becoming the first driver to be officially confirmed for the 2021 season, with Prema Racing remaining as his employers.
Post Formula Two Career
Piastri signed a deal to join the Renault Sport Academy in January 2020, and would get his first taste of a Formula One car in a private test in November 2020, driving a 2018-spec Renault R.S.18 alongside fellow RSA members Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard.
Full Formula Two Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Oscar Piastri's career in Formula Two in statistical form.
Formula Two Entries
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Oscar Piastri during their F2 career:
|Oscar Piastri's Overall Formula Two Record|
|2021||Prema Racing||TBA||Dallara F2 2018|
Below is a table showing Oscar Piastri's full Formula Two record.
|FIA Formula Two Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- 'Oscar Piastri moves up to FIA F2 with PREMA Racing', mailchi.mp, (Prema Powerteam SRL, 01/12/2020), https://mailchi.mp/premapowerteam.com/oscar-piastri-moves-up-to-fia-f2-with-prema-racing, (Accessed 01/12/2020)
- 'Piastri combines with Prema for FIA Formula 3 Championship and joins Renault Sport Academy', automobilsport.com, (AutoMobilSport, 26/01/2020), https://www.automobilsport.com/race-categories--24/race-categories--24,203125,Piastri-combines-with-Prema-for-FIA-Formula-3-Championship-and-joins-Renault-Sport-Academy,news.htm, (Accessed 01/12/2020)
- 'Oscar Piastri', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/oscar-piastri/, (Accessed 01/12/2020)
- 'TRIO OF RENAULT YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE F1 TEST IN BAHRAIN', grandprix247.com, (PEEVEE Media, 05/11/2020), https://www.grandprix247.com/2020/11/05/trio-of-renault-young-guns-complete-f1-test-in-bahrain/, (Accessed 01/12/2020)