Oscar Piastri was named the best rookie of the recent Formula 1 season, with his team boss Andrea Stella praising his ability to adapt quickly and his calm demeanor, which he believes contributes to his success as a driver.
‣ Oscar Piastri was officially crowned the best rookie of the just-ended Formula 1 season, with a strong debut season that included winning the sprint race in Qatar.
‣ Piastri’s team boss, Andrea Stella, has praised the 22-year-old driver for his ability to adapt quickly and his growth as a driver.
‣ Stella also highlighted Piastri’s calm demeanor and ability to use his talent effectively, which he believes may be a natural gift.
‣ Piastri has been recognized as a top talent since his days in the step-up classes, with Stella noting that his ability to consistently perform at his best is quite natural.
Oscar Piastri, the Australian McLaren driver, was officially recognized as the best rookie in the recently concluded Formula 1 season in Baku. His debut season was a strong one, with a notable victory in the sprint race in Qatar. The 22-year-old driver has received heaps of praise in recent times, particularly from his team boss, Andrea Stella.
Stella, an Italian, is particularly struck by Piastri’s rapid adaptability and growth as a driver. He shared his thoughts, saying, “I think the other quality, which, if you want, maybe one of the key enablers, why he can grow so rapidly is just the man beyond the driver.” Stella admires Piastri’s calm demeanor, which he believes allows him to maximize his talent. Stella confessed to the media, including GPblog, that he lacks such quality.
Stella went on to explain his perspective. He said, “I have to think very actively about, what am I thinking? What are my emotions? I have to think about my psychology to actively keep myself in the most productive state.” For Piastri, however, Stella believes this comes quite naturally. He suggested that Piastri might have a natural gift or perhaps he worked on it throughout his young career. Stella confessed, “I don’t know.”
Piastri’s talent has been recognized since his time in the step-up classes. Stella concurs, stating, “But certainly, he’s remarkable.” He noted that even great drivers sometimes underperform because they don’t maintain the optimal state for giving their best. Stella believes that for Piastri, maintaining this state comes naturally.