The 2021 Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri has spoken about his desire to get a Formula 1 seat in the near future.

The Australian has won the F2 title on Saturday morning after finishing 3rd in Sprint Race 1. He has become the third rookie to become the champion after Charles Leclerc and George Russell in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

However, we will not see Piastri on the F1 grid next year as he is going to be the Alpine reserve driver. The 20-year-old admits that he is not happy with the fact he has not got an F1 seat in 2022 but is motivated to earn the opportunity in 2023.

“I think I said at the beginning of last year or this year, I thought results could barge my way into an F1 race seat somewhere, clearly that has not worked out,” Piastri said.

“Of course it is a bit disappointing I won’t be making the jump directly and I really, really hope that I’m on the grid in 2023. I’d be pretty annoyed, for a PG version of my comments, if I wasn’t on the grid in 2023 because I have run out of things to prove myself with.”

“I think next year I have got a very good opportunity with Alpine to transition to the F1 world obviously without the driving.”

“I will try my best for Alpine to prove why I should be on the grid and hopefully it leads to a seat.”

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