Brown reflects on why McLaren replaces McLaren with Piastri

McLaren F1 team boss, Zak Brown, had reflected on the reasons behind choosing Piastri for 2023 F1 season

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Brown reflects on why McLaren replaces McLaren with Piastri

In a latest interview, McLaren F1 team boss, Zak Brown, had reflected on the reasons behind choosing Piastri over Ricciardo for 2023 F1 season, while the McLaren boss also had expressed a through and through optimism that Piastri will turn out to be a sensational Formula One driver.

In the matter of the fact, following nearly eighteen months of poor run of form of Ricciardo, McLaren and the 33-year-old Aussie had decided to part ways, however, the Aussie would play the role of a reserve in Red Bull F1 team.

Before ousting the Aussie, McLaren had snatched up 2021 F2 champion Oscar Piastri from Alpha Romeo following a months-long legal battle.

Brown opens up on why McLaren chose Piastri

Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with a press agency, McLaren team boss Brown had unveiled the reasons behind choosing Piastri adding Oscar Piastri, the 21-year-old Aussie, is going to be a sensation Formula 1 driver.

Speaking in the interview, Brown said, “if you look at his career to date, he's won a lot of championships in his first year, which always tells you a driver's special. He's got a great mental approach to the sport.

Now that we feel that Lando has a lot of experience, we feel like we have a great blend of experience and youth. Our experience just also happens to have youth. So I think we sit here very excited with the potential of our driver line-up of Lando and Oscar for the foreseeable future”.

On top of that, while being asked whether being a former racer had helped Brown to choose between Ricciardo and Piastri, Brown added, “I think it does [help], not only in choosing racing drivers but how to work with racing drivers.

But then also in the racing environment, I've been around a lot of racing teams. I know what great looks like, I know what not great looks like. I've been around a lot of Formula 1 teams, a lot of IndyCar teams, a lot of NASCAR teams, a lot of sports car teams, I've been around drag racing teams.

Greatness all looks the same regardless of what racing series you're in, and not being so great all looks the same regardless of what racing series you're in. So I think, having been around racing my entire life and driven [myself], I think that gives me a lot of good perspectives on how to assess what's going on inside the garage”.

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