IN DEPTH: High expectations and world champion comparisons – but can Oscar Piastri live up to the hype?

Oscar Piastri’s first official Grand Prix weekend press conference saw the 21-year-old Melbourne native line up in Bahrain alongside one of the legends of F1, Fernando Alonso. The contrast between the veteran two-time world champion was well made when it was pointed out that the Australian rookie’s first go-kart was an Alonso-branded model.

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