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Piastri’s grasp on the title

09/12/21

Will the Aussie do the trifecta?

The FIA Formula 2 Championship™ has come down to the final round with Australian young gun Oscar Piastri holding a healthy lead in the title fight.

With only 65-points on offer and three races remaining, Piastri only needs a few more points to extend his 51.5-point lead and be crowned champion.


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The PREMA Racing driver leads his teammate Robert Shwartzman (162-points) and Guanyu Zhou (149-points).

If Piastri does manage to win, he will join George Russell and Charles Leclerc in winning back-to-back F3®/GP3 and F2® titles. On paper, Piastri can achieve a hat-trick, going above what Russell and Leclerc earned after winning the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup.

“It would be silly if I wasn’t coming in and trying to get that third title,” he said.

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“Even if it was set to be my first title ever, I would be silly not to try and get it. It would certainly be a CV booster.”

All eyes will be on qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, where four points are on offer for the fastest driver.

Australian (AEDT) times for each Formula 2® session are as follows:

  • Free Practice: Friday, 6:30 pm
  • Qualifying: Saturday, 1:30 am
  • Sprint Race 1: Saturday, 7:20 pm
  • Sprint Race2: Sunday, 1:45 am
  • Feature Race: Sunday 8:00 pm

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