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  • Updated: September 20, 2023

Oscar Piastri: McLaren Driver Signs Contract Extension Until 2026

Oscar Piastri: McLaren Driver Signs Contract Extension Until

Australia's Oscar Piastri has signed a long-term contract extension with Formula 1 team McLaren until the end of 2026.

It follows after a strong showing for McLaren at last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, where he recovered from qualifying down in 17th to finish seventh.

"I am thrilled to be extending my partnership with McLaren for many years," Piastri said. 

"I want to be fighting it out at the front of the grid with this team and I am excited by the vision and foundations that are already being laid to get us there.

"The welcome that I have received and the relationships that I have built make this feel like home already. 

"The team's consistent commitment to me has made me feel incredibly valued and the desire from the team for me to be part of its long-term future made this an easy decision.

"To be wanted like that and for the team to show so much belief in me after just half a season means a lot."

Piastri's contract extension ensures McLaren will retain their current driver pairing for at least three more seasons, with team-mate Lando Norris having agreed a new deal with the team in February this year.

The 22-year-old joined McLaren in late 2022 after a stellar career in junior formulas, recording successive championship triumphs in the 2019 Formula Renault Cup, the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship and the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

He, however, made his Grand Prix debut in Bahrain at the start of the year and has gone on to score six top-10 finishes, with a best result of fourth in the British GP at Silverstone.

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