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Oscar Piastri

Piastri ‘hungry for more’ after maiden podium

McLaren enjoyed a highly positive race weekend last time out in Japan, as it scored its first double podium of the year.

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Oscar Piastri has stated that he is “hungry for more” success after achieving his first career podium result at the Japanese Grand Prix.

At Suzuka two weeks ago, Piastri crossed the line in third place to secure his best result so far in his rookie campaign.

The Australian followed home team-mate Lando Norris, who finished in second behind race-winner Max Verstappen.

While it was Piastri’s first trip to the podium this year, it was the fourth for Norris, who has utilised McLaren’s upturn in form at recent events.

Piastri has been praised for his performances in his maiden F1 season - but asserts he is gunning for more to close out the season.

“I’m very happy,” Piastri told media including RacingNews365.com. “I’d like to hope that they were quite happy with me after that weekend, but no, just very happy.

“But I think also now, which is also quite an exciting feeling, is that it is in some ways less exciting than the first podium because we've had a couple now.

“I think it's becoming somewhat more normal for us, which is a very exciting place to be in. I think we're hungry for more. So yeah, very, very happy.

“The team were very celebratory towards me for the first podium, of course, but there's the kind of sense that we can achieve that more often now.

“And of course, we're trying to set our sights on being even further ahead.”

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