Oscar Piastri has gained experience in F1 cars by conducting a two-day test in Qatar on the Alpine F1 Team’s 2021 machine “A521”.
Oscar Piastri, the reserve driver for the Alpine F1 Team this year, is conducting an extensive testing program with the Alpine F1 Team this year as part of its role.
This year, he is also a reserve driver for McLaren under an agreement with McLaren.
Oscar Piastri, who has had a relationship with the Alpine F1 Team for several years, won the title in 2022 with F3 and in 2021 with F2 for the second consecutive year, but could not win the F1 seat immediately. In 2022, we have to watch the season from outside the course.
This week’s test took place at the Lusail International Circuit, which hosted the Qatar Grand Prix in 2021. Last month, Piastri also tested the Alpine F1 Team’s 2021 car at the Circuit of the Americas in the United States between F1 rounds in Australia and Italy.
“The two-day test in Qatar was productive and we continued to take the F1 car seriously with the A521,” said Oscar Piastri.
“It was very hot on both days, but that’s good for physical preparation. The trucks haven’t been used much these days, so the grip levels were different and overall it was pretty dusty and windy.”
“It was a challenge, but it was important for me to learn about driving in different conditions. I look forward to joining the F1 team again in Barcelona and Monaco before the next private test in June.”
Oscar Piastri will hold another test tour with the Alpine F1 this year, the next in Austria in June, with two FP1 sessions with the team.