Oscar Piastri has found himself in the midst of a contract saga, one that could leave the Australian with nowhere to drive next season.
Oscar Piastri has found himself in the midst of a contract saga, one that could leave the Australian with nowhere to drive next season.( Source : planetf1 )

Rising Aussie racer Oscar Piastri, the son of Chris Piastri, dropped a bombshell when he announced his decision not to contest the Formula 1 team Alpine next season.

Oscar's place in the line got bumped after his senior Fernando Alonso got a multimillion-dollar offer from Aston Martin, promoting the 21-year-old to the big leagues. 

According to his tweet, he had no recollection of the matter as the executives did not discuss it before announcing the decision to the public. He also admitted the contract did not extend 2023 as he had refused to work with them any further. 

Oscar Piastri Father Chris Piastri: What Are His Parents' Names?

Australian racing driver Oscar Piastri is the son of Italian parents Chris Piastri and his wife, Nicole Piastri.

Growing up, they were his biggest supporters and influencer as he dedicated his victories to his beloved mama. It was his dad who introduced him to go-karts and taught him the basics of the sport while he was starting his racing career.

After he realized his son was better than his competitors, he volunteered to become his mechanic during these early days.

Indeed, his mum had an equal contribution as she taught him how to use cruise control, as she also had a knack for driving. 

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He has cited his father as the reason behind his success as he was the one who believed in him and sponsored him through his company HP Turners. Even now, they do not miss his game and tease him while keeping the youngster grounded.

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As of 2022, the net worth of car race driver Oscar Piastri is around 1.5 million dollars, with an estimated earning of 44 grand a year. 

With big-time endorsers like HPturners, Flash Diesel, Melbourne Malibu, and VCM Performance, it's no wonder he is about to lead such a lavish lifestyle. 

After he entered karting in 2011, it was only uphill as he moved to the British Isles to join the professional leagues.

In 2016, he entered his first major sponsorship with HP Tuners as he competed in the GP3 Series, F3, and F2 seasons. He becomes the recipient of two podiums with the logo of his father's company shining on his suit. 

Alpine open to Piastri loan deal in 2023
Alpine open to Piastri loan deal in 2023( Source : motorsport )

After that, he never looked back as he joined the team's driver academy, jumping from the FIA Formula 3 Championship and the FIA Formula 2 Championship and getting accepted by Formula One as a part of the Renault Sport Academy in January 2020.

Later, he rebranded as part of the Alpine Academy and became a reserve driver for the Alpine F1 Team before getting inducted into the 2023 driver lineup, replacing Fernando Alonso.

Oscar Piastri Biography- Who Is He?

Formula one driver Oscar Piastri is 21 years old, born on 6th April 2001. He was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria.

His love of racing began at a young age, thanks to his father, who pushed him to his limits. 

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At age 10, he began karting, winning many Australian races and championships by the time he had reached his teenage years.

Later, he began competing in European and other CIK-FIA sanctioned tournaments as he went to college at Haileybury college.