Norris Compliments Piastri for Handling Pressure Well

Australian Formula 1 driver Oscar Piastri was a standout in the 2023 season, earning praise from teammate Lando Norris for his ability to handle pressure and maintain calm, finishing ninth in the world championship with 97 points.

Highlights

‣ Oscar Piastri was a standout performer in the 2023 Formula 1 season, particularly in the second half.
‣ Piastri’s impressive defending against Verstappen earned him a lot of respect from F1 fans.
‣ Teammate Lando Norris praised Piastri’s ability to handle pressure and stay calm in the high-pressure environment of Formula 1.
‣ In his debut season, Piastri finished ninth in the world championship, with 97 points.


Oscar Piastri was a revelation in the 2023 Formula 1 season. This Australian bloke made quite a splash, especially in the season’s latter half.

Why?

Well, his defense against Verstappen was nothing short of impressive. It earned him a good deal of respect from F1 fans. And let’s not forget his team-mate, Lando Norris. He had some pretty big compliments for the rookie.

Norris tipping his hat to Piastri

“Oscar had a cracker of a season,” Norris said on the McLaren website. He was talking about his teammate, of course. “Staying cool and being yourself, it’s a good reminder, isn’t it?”

Norris thinks Piastri handled the pressure like a pro. Better than he did when he started, if he’s being honest. But then again, everyone’s different, right? Some folks are just better at dealing with pressure, staying calm, and keeping their cool.

Norris has a lot of respect for Piastri. He admired how the rookie managed to stay so calm in a new environment. Formula 1, the big stage, it’s a lot to handle.

The Bristol-based driver concluded, “Oscar did a bang-up job.”

In his debut season in the top class of motorsport, Piastri finished ninth in the world championship. He scored a solid 97 points. Not too shabby for a rookie, eh?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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