The young Australian putting pressure on a Formula One veteran

Formula One’s oldest driver has no intention of stepping aside for Australia’s emerging talent, Oscar Piastri. But 40-year-old Fernando Alonso has no doubt that Piastri, who turned 21 just two days ago, is bound for a Formula One team. Piastri’s ascension to the Formula One ranks appears a mere formality. He won the Formula Two championship last year, the Formula Three title in 2020 and the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2019. But Alonso is adamant he won’t readily step aside for Piastri. “I’m very sure he’s going to have a seat in Formula One shortly.

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