Australian racing driver, Oscar Piastri, visited KAUST as part of an ongoing research partnership between KAUST and McLaren. The visit coincided with the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix that took place in Jeddah in March.
Students from TKS (Secondary and Elementary) were thrilled to meet the world-famous F1 driver. Reval Hejazi and Cedar Hopwood – high schoolers – interviewed Piastri, asking questions that the school students had submitted, covering a range of topics – from racing to sustainability and diversity.
Inspiring the next generation of motorsport talent is a big priority for the McLaren Racing team, so it was brilliant to meet so many KAUST students today, and to get a chance talk to them about their own experiences and ambitions for the future, while hopefully sharing some useful insights into my own journey into F1Oscar Piastri