Oscar Piastri is set to drive a current F1 car for the first time at the upcoming rookie test at the Yas Marina Circuit.

The race weekend in Abu Dhabi is going to be even busier for the current F2 leader – he will not only compete for the title but will also take part in the F1 young driver test with Alpine. It will be a crucial event for Piastri as he prepares to become Alpine’s reserve driver in 2022.

The Australian is happy to have this opportunity: “I’m very excited to drive in the young driver test. It’s almost like my first official day in my new job for next year when I become the team’s reserve driver.”

“Any day in an F1 car is pretty special but to drive the current one with other drivers on track in a somewhat competitive environment is very cool. Thanks to the team for this opportunity, I’m certainly looking forward to it and working through a very full testing program on the day.”

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