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Oscar Piastri

Piastri relishes 'tricky' Silverstone conditions

The Australian achieved his first top three start for the British Grand Prix.

Piastri Silverstone wet
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Oscar Piastri relished the "tricky" conditions at Silverstone after qualifying in the top three for the first time in his Formula 1 career.

The Australian's best effort was just 0.372s off Max Verstappen's pole lap, after he negotiated the changeable conditions throughout the qualifying session and avoided being knocked out.

"It's always tricky. I think we've had about four of those sessions this year. So I think we're all getting good practice with it. Those conditions, I think most drivers really enjoy them," he told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"They're always tricky to get right. You need to find where the grip is on the track.

"Sometimes you couldn't see where the grip was, you just had to kind of pray that you were on a dry bit of track. But I really enjoy those conditions and so does our car.

McLaren was 'quietly confident' in wet conditions

Piastri felt the wet conditions suited the MCL60 as they were able to get the tyres up to temperature quickly during their out-laps.

But while the team was confident about a top ten, they did not expect to be challenging for pole with Verstappen: "We thought we could get into the top ten at least, when the conditions were looking like they were, it's generally been pretty solid for us previously.

"We went in quietly confident that we could pull off something pretty special and we've managed to do it.

"There wasn't too much left out there, so I'm happy to be in the top three."

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