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Oscar Piastri

Piastri sets target for 2024 season after competitive debut

After a stellar rookie season for Oscar Piastri, the Australian has set his sights even higher for 2024.

Piastri Abu Dhabi
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Oscar Piastri has set his targets for the 2024 Formula 1 season, after a competitive debut.

The Australian finished on the podium twice at the Japanese and Qatar Grands Prix, while also taking a Sprint race win at the latter.

McLaren had a turn around in form midway through the season, following major updates to their car at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Piastri had to wait a few races before receiving the full update package, but was able to capitalise by backing up teammate Lando Norris once he did.

Speaking to F1.com, the Australian has set his sights even higher for the 2024 season: "In terms of results, it depends a lot on how we are as a team.

"We've ended 2023 in quite a good place with a competitive car, hopefully we can be the same, if not better - that's the goal.

"For myself, I've got a year of experience in F1, I've been to all of the circuits apart from China, so there won't be any completely new ones for me."

Piastri: Hopefully everything will be more natural

Piastri is confident that his knowledge of the existing circuits will pay off, having largely not visited most through the 22-race campaign.

"Hopefully everything will just be a bit more comfortable, but more natural from the start, just keep doing the same thing," said the Australian.

"If that means we're finishing on the podium or even winning, then of course that's what I'm gonna try and aim for. If it means you're finishing six or seventh, then that's what I'm gonna try to aim for. So just try and keep building keep evolving.

"I've got some clear targets, I guess that I want to try and improve from my first season. But yeah, just keep chipping away at those and wherever we end up is where we ended up."

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