Piastri: We'll give it everything

Piastri: We’ll give it everything

Piastri: We'll give it everything

Oscar Piastri will start the Monaco Grand Prix from the front row, alongside polesitter Charles Leclerc, and vowed to give it everything on Sunday in the principality.

Piastri did well in qualifying in Monaco on Saturday afternoon, and outqualified teammate Lando Norris who was fourth fastest.

It was an impressive feat from the young Aussie who has been showing progress and putting more pressure on his more experiences teammate.

However going for the win will be a challenge, given the nature of Monaco and how hard overtaking is, but Piastri will be pushing.

“I’m really pleased with that,” Piastri said in McLaren‘s qualifying report. “It’s great to be starting on the front row, and next to Leclerc who has been incredibly quick all weekend.

“I feel like we’ve been building momentum, and what better colours to do it in than these,” he added referring to the Ayrton Senna livery and racing gear McLaren were running this weekend.

“Our aim for tomorrow is to get a good start, and take the opportunities that will come to us. While overtaking will be tricky, we’ll give it everything. We’ve got a good starting spot, so let’s see what we can do,” Piastri concluded.

Norris: A good job by the team

As for Norris, he commented: “A good Qualifying result for us. It was just so close. Of course, we would have loved to have been one or two positions higher, especially here where overtaking is so difficult, but, I’m happy with it and we’re in a good place.

“A good job by the team for Oscar to be in P2. We’ve got a good team result and we’ll try to maximise it,” the Briton concluded.

McLaren boss Andrea Stella summed up his team’s qualifying, he said: “As usual, a very tense Qualifying session here in Monaco.

“There were many teams today with a realistic shot of getting into Q3, and we needed to be incredibly careful with our approach, always being on track with the right tyres, because you simply could not tell when the time was to do the lap that would see you progress the most,” he explained.

Stella pointed out Norris’ scare in Q1, he revealed: “In Q1, there was a moment of concern when Lando had a large portion of an advertising banner stuck under his car.

“It required a rapid response from the entire team to get rid of this and get him back out for the crucial last couple of minutes, which the team did very well.

“Both drivers performed well under pressure today, culminating in strong starting positions for tomorrow, upon which we will try to capitalise the best we can,” the Italian concluded.