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Oscar Piastri

WATCH: Brown gives Piastri podium bet on first day at McLaren

The McLaren CEO made one of his now famous podium bets with Oscar Piastri ahead of the Australian's debut season.

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Zak Brown has given Oscar Piastri a podium bet for his first year in Formula 1, as part of his first day at McLaren.

The McLaren CEO previously held bets with Daniel Ricciardo, who took a race win during his first year with the team at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, resulting in Brown getting a tattoo of the Monza circuit.

Patricio O'Ward also won a bet that resulted in the IndyCar driver getting an F1 test after winning his first race in the series.

Speaking to the Australian, Brown left it up to Piastri to decide what the outcome could be if he achieves a podium.

"So what we need to think about, this is something for you to think about, but your first podium, whatever that may be. Hopefully sooner rather than later, I like to reward our drivers," Brown said.

"I got stuck with a tattoo on one of them, but give some thought to what would be memorable for you, and we'll do something fun."

Piastri completes first day

The video was part of Piastri completing his first day at the McLaren factory ahead of his debut Formula 1 season with the outfit.

The Australian was greeted with a £185,000 McLaren Artura as a company car and was shown around the McLaren Technology Center located in Woking, UK.

He was also given a seat fit for the MCL60, which will be unveiled on February 13 ahead of pre-season testing in Bahrain, which starts the following week.

Check out the full video below.

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