Younger Melbourne driver Oscar Piastri has joined an extended and distinguished honour roll – together with Components One race winners Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo and Indycar star Will Energy – taking out Motorsport Australia’s Sir Jack Brabham Award.
Piastri, who won the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, is hoping to finally emulate Sir Jack, Australia’s first ever F1 world champion.
Following his F3 title win, Piastri was rewarded with a check drive in Renault’s Components 1 automotive. He not too long ago confirmed his seat for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship, with the main Prema workforce.
“To win this award is a large honour, not simply due to the award basically but additionally having Sir Jack’s identify hooked up to it. It’s extremely particular,” Piastri stated.
“Figuring out the whole lot he has achieved within the sport, resembling his three world championships and operating his personal profitable workforce, it means quite a bit.
“It is also very cool to have my identify amongst the earlier winners. To be recognised in that calibre of drivers and amongst these names could be very particular.”