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Oscar Piastri

Piastri stresses fair play with Norris over upgrades

The Australian has usually been a step behind his team-mate when McLaren has introduced its new packages.

Piastri Japan
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Oscar Piastri has dismissed concerns about Lando Norris receiving McLaren's sizeable upgrades before him, stressing the importance of fair play.

Norris has been the driver to receive the packages before Piastri in both Austria and Singapore as both the senior driver and the one ahead in the championship standings, with Piastri following suit one race later.

In those races, Piastri finished fourth in Britain and grabbed a maiden podium in Japan with third place.

Team Principal Andrea Stella previously described the 'human factor' he must take into account when giving one driver the upgrades, with Piastri playing down the impact of Norris getting the new parts first both times, highlighting a new wing at the Dutch Grand Prix in particular.

Piastri keen for fairness

"Of course it would be great if we could both have it, but I completely understand why Lando gets them," Piastri told media including RacingNews365 in Singapore before getting the parts at Suzuka.

"But in saying that, we try and keep it as fair as we can.

"At Zandvoort, I had the new rear-wing first so [it's important] that it is not all one-sided."


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