The final race of the 2023 Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi will determine the constructors’ standings, with McLaren driver Oscar Piastri confident that his team can outperform Aston Martin, despite only leading by 11 points.
‣ The final race of the 2023 Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi will determine the constructors’ standings, with a significant battle between McLaren and Aston Martin.
‣ Aston Martin started the season strongly but struggled to maintain their pace, allowing McLaren to overtake them in the standings.
‣ McLaren driver Oscar Piastri is confident in his team’s ability to out-perform Aston Martin in the final race, despite a small 11-point gap between the two teams.
‣ Piastri believes that if McLaren can maximize their car’s potential and perform to their capabilities, they should be able to secure a victory and finish ahead in the constructors’ standings.
The final race of the 2023 Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi is shaping up to be a real nail-biter. There’s a lot at stake, with teams and drivers battling it out for the top spots.
One of the most heated battles is between McLaren and Aston Martin. Oscar Piastri, a driver for McLaren, has been sharing his thoughts on how the constructors’ standings might look after the Grand Prix.
Down to the wire for the constructors’ title
This season has been quite the ride for both teams. Aston Martin kicked things off with a bang, thanks to Fernando Alonso‘s impressive six podium finishes in the first eight races. But as the season rolled on, the papaya-coloured McLaren started to make its mark.
Piastri even bagged a Sprint Race victory in Qatar. The McLaren team was suddenly a force to be reckoned with at the front of the grid.
But while McLaren was on the up, Aston Martin hit a bit of a rough patch. Their early-season pace started to wane, and they found themselves overtaken by Piastri’s team. Now, they’re trailing McLaren by 11 points as we head into Sunday’s race.
Piastri had a few things to say about the 11-point gap during the drivers’ press conference. He’s feeling pretty confident about McLaren’s chances against Aston Martin this weekend. “Yes, I think we’ve got the pace to be able to beat them [Aston Martin],” he began.
He continued, “If we go out and do what we’re capable of and what the car’s potential is, then we should be ok. But we still have to go out there and do our job and get the most out of what we’ve got. Hopefully, we can be quick, fighting well and truly at the front, and then the result will take care of itself.”