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BARRETTO: The pressure was on Piastri after the Alpine/McLaren tug of war – so how’s his rookie season going?

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Lawrence Barretto
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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Oscar Piastri of Australia and McLaren prepares to drive in the

Oscar Piastri entered his rookie campaign with great expectations on his youthful 22-year-old shoulders.

McLaren had thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at securing his signature, tempting him away from Alpine after a legal battle that went all the way to F1’s Contract Recognition Board. To have two teams turning to lawyers to sign you, despite you never having turned a wheel in anger in Formula 1, is quite something.

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