Oscar Piastri shrugs off illness to make the top 10 in qualifying for Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Charles LeClerc claims another pole position in Baku

Oscar Piastri says he has not been feeling well during his trip to Azerbaijan but Australia’s Formula One new boy looked to have perked up after another impressive day behind the wheel of his McLaren. Asked if his illness might be problematic for him on a busy Saturday when he has to take part in another qualification session before the first sprint race of the season, Piastri smiled: ‘I’ve felt better before … but I’ll be fine for tomorrow. ‘I was a little bit frustrated to do the same time as Lance but it was a positive day and I’m looking forward to jumping out to qualify again tomorrow morning,’ said Piastri, who scored his first points of the season with his eighth place in the Australian Grand Prix. ‘We have a good chance to score some good points tomorrow and on Sunday.

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