luckily for Czech PerezRed Bull did not react quickly with Oscar Piastri.
Christian Horner, boss of Red Bull Racingacknowledged that the Austrian team made a mistake by not signing Oscar Piastri when they had the opportunity to do so.
Piastri has been on everyone’s lips in recent weeks because he will jump to Formula 1 for the 2023 season, when I take the second seat of McLarenwhich will be vacated by Daniel Ricciardo at the end of this year.
“Judging Oscar’s situation is difficult for me as I was not involved in the negotiations. I know him from his time at Arden, in Formula 4 and Formula Renault, and it was a good opportunity for Red Bull to get his services, but We didn’t go for it, it’s something I regret.
“If I had been a Red Bull Young Talent Academy driver, I would not have been tied down during this time. As I say, I was not part of those negotiations, so it is difficult to judge everything that was promised, but it was an unexpected maneuver from several areas. Fernando (Alonso) dropped the stone into the pond and created the slingshot that he rolled across numerous seats,” Horner explained in an interview with Motorsport.
Horner assured that Piastri has everything to succeed in Formula 1but first he will have to deal with all the expectations that his signing for McLaren is raising.
“Oscar is a great pilot, but his problem is that he will have to deal with the expectations placed on him, which will be huge. You’re going to have a driver like Lando (Norris) across the garage and it’s not easy at all, but in this business you either sink or you swim. He is very capable and I am sure he will do very well.”