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PODIUM FOR AUSSIE PIASTRI IN BRITISH F4

Aussie Oscar Piastri on the podium at Thruxton - Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Aussie Oscar Piastri on the podium at Thruxton – Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Oscar Piastri consolidated his 2nd place in the British F4 Championship on the weekend at the Thruxton Circuit. The highlight of the weekend was a fantastic drive from P7 to P3 in race two on Sunday, the race being hailed as the most exciting the category has seen since its inception.

Things got off to a rough start for Oscar in qualifying, on a track that is over 90% full throttle a slipstream is essential to a fast lap. Unfortunately bad track position left Piastri lapping alone in the final stages and unable to gain the extra advantage resulting in P6. He fought hard in the races with P7, P3 and P6 the final results.

“After qualifying I knew it was going to be tough but race one was pretty disappointing and to finish P7 would usually mean I would start the reverse grid race from the front row but unfortunately due to a reduced field this weekend I missed the cut.”

Piastri competing in British F4 at Thruxton - Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Piastri competing in British F4 at Thruxton – Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

“Race two was one of the best races I’ve ever been part of in my whole career so far. The tow is so huge here you can gain and lose a lot of positions so quickly, it was tough to know where people were and what was going to happen next. I made some moves and managed to make my way from seventh to third which was fantastic when I was on used tyres and a few of the others were on new.”

“In race three I got away pretty well and up to P4 but then on the second last lap I lost my front wing during a battle with Lundquist and dropped to P6. I thought we lacked some top end speed all weekend and at this track it’s a real problem.”

“I’m happy to be finishing races near the front, but I really want to push for a win next round at Oulton Park to reel in some points from Jamie.”