Piastri moves up to FIA Formula 2
Prema Racing has announced that Oscar Piastri will join the team’s FIA Formula 2 Championship operation for the 2021 season. The 19-year-old racer from Melbourne will take part in the 2020 post-season test in Bahrain.
The Australian won the Formula Renault Eurocup title back in 2019 before moving up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Prema and experiencing an outstanding rookie season. After cruising to the 2020 FIA F3 title at the end of a cliffhanger finale in Mugello, he will now begin his preparations to make a further step up the single-seater ladder.
The test at the Al Sakhir venue, which will host the opening round of the new season, will mark the beginning of a new endeavour for Piastri, who will rely on the team’s expertise to get a head start for 2021.