Oscar Piastri has revealed his main goal for his debut season in F1, with the Australian mainly hoping to learn as much as he can during the year.
Piastri – who will be one of three rookie drivers on the grid in 2023 alongside Nyck de Vries and Logan Sargeant – will line up for McLaren alongside more experienced teammate Lando Norris.
The 21-year-old spent 2022 on the sidelines as a reserve driver for Alpine, and as such is looking forward to racing again when the lights go out at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on 5 March.
When asked in a McLaren video what can be expected in Bahrain, Piastri answered: “Hopefully a good result.
“I don’t really know yet but, for me personally, [I want to] just try and learn as much as I can. If we can get some good results then that would be a bonus.
“But [I’ll] just go out and enjoy it – enjoy my first race for over a year, have some fun and get stuck in.”
Piastri reveals goal for 2023
In terms of what he hopes to achieve in his rookie Formula 1 campaign, Piastri is particularly focussed on the learning process.
“My 2023 goal is to learn as much as I can,” he explained.
“I think there’s a lot to learn in the world of F1 and I think, putting results aside, as long as I’m following everything as well as I can and learning as much as I can, and doing everything the correct way, then I think the results will come naturally.
“[My goal is to] do everything the right way, start off on the right foot and make sure I have some fun, too.”