Oscar Piastri expects “interesting overtaking moves” at the modified Albert Park Circuit this weekend.

The Albert Park Circuit was changed ahead of this year’s Australian GP. Some turns were made wider as well as the chicane in turns 9 and 10 was removed. Piastri spoke about how the modifications could impact racing.

“I don’t know how much quicker the lap times will be but I’ve driven the circuit on the simulator and it’s significantly quicker,” the Alpine reserve driver said.

“The back section where they’ve removed the chicane, it’s now basically a massive straight leading into the right-hander. There could be some interesting overtaking moves into there and cars side by side at very high speeds.”

Piastri also shared his expectations for the home race weekend.

“It’s going to be a big old week, that’s for sure. Obviously, this is the first time back for the Australian Grand Prix in the last couple of years.

“It’s going to be a massive crowd and a big event, which I’m looking forward to. Being able to see my family on top of everything else going on; it’s very special for me.”

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