Oscar Piastri believes that he will have a “good working relationship” with Lando Norris at McLaren.
Piastri will make his Formula 1 debut in the 2023 season with McLaren. The 21-year-old will replace his compatriot Daniel Ricciardo which means that Norris will be the first F1 teammate for Piastri.
“Firstly, I don’t know Lando that well,” Piastri spoke about the expectations for the cooperation with Norris on the In The Fast Lane podcast.
“I’ve spoken to him a couple of times very briefly, and we’ve got a few mutual friends in common. But I’m looking forward to getting to know him, both personally and professionally.
“I think our junior careers have been quite similar.
“He’s obviously proven as well in F1 that he’s a very capable driver and a strong driver as well.
“I’m looking forward to being able to show what I have, but also there’s undoubtedly going to be things to learn along the way, and I think Lando is a very strong teammate to be able to learn from.
“I’m looking forward to [working with Norris], and I think it’ll be a good working relationship.
“Obviously, we’re both quite similar in age, we’ve got a few friends in common.
“I’m confident we’ll be able to work well together and hopefully bring the whole team more towards the front of the grid because that’s the aim.”